Weird noise from 2013 air

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

  1. jimbob500 macrumors newbie

    Sep 14, 2011
    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

    Jul 19, 2013
    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


    Sep 8, 2011
  4. vicynic macrumors member

    Aug 25, 2013
    New Jersey
    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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