Weird noise from 2013 air

Discussion in 'MacBook Air' started by jimbob500, Apr 1, 2014.

  1. jimbob500 macrumors newbie

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    Bought my first mac a 2013 13'' air i5/256gb on Monday and whilst I've been getting to grips with OS X I've noticed the mac making a strange whining noise. Particularly evident when I shutdown the mac and another time I noticed when I was installing office 2011. It's almost a cross between a transistor whine or a quiet hard drive seeking sound. Also when I resume from standby I hear a short clicky whine almost like a hard drive click. At first I thought it was the fan but I'm not sure and seeing as there's no other moving parts I'm not sure what it could be ? Or is this normal behaviour?
     
  2. yosemit macrumors regular

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    It doesn't sound normal to me. My 2013 Macbook Air is 100% silent for 95% of time. When the fan kicks in, it makes normal sound.
     
  3. iAppl3Fan macrumors 6502a

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  4. vicynic macrumors member

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    Doesn't sound normal. Mine is virtually silent, and I haven't even heard the fan yet, if it's ever been on. And I'm pretty sensitive when it comes to sound, so yeah.
     

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