Suddenly making noise

Discussion in 'MacBook Air' started by MacMyDay, May 11, 2008.

  1. MacMyDay macrumors regular

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    I've had my Macbook Air 1.8GHz SSD since basically the day it was announced, and aside from iChat video lag and YouTube (which has only happened lately), it's been almost perfect.

    One of the things I particularly loved about it was how silent it was, but as of Saturday, that suddenly changed. It now makings a constant (as in, never stops as long as the Air is on) noise which sounds like a harddrive being accessed; a kind of buzzing/whirring noise. It's not particularly loud, and once about 2ft away you can no longer hear it, but it is concerning that it would suddenly start.

    Has anyone else experienced this?
     
  2. eXan macrumors 601

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    Either the ambient temp around the MBA increased or you never noticed the noise before. Or both.
     
  3. MacMyDay thread starter macrumors regular

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    Trust me, I'd have noticed this noise! It appears to be getting louder.....
     
  4. eXan macrumors 601

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    Measure your fan speed. If they are getting louder they should be rotating faster and faster. If not, its just you're going crazy :D
     

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