what is this part in the macbook retina?

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by anonymous4a, Dec 14, 2012.

  1. anonymous4a macrumors 6502

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    hey guys, what is this part called in the macbook retina? I'm hoping to get this part replaced as my macbook retina has been having this whining noise coming from the exact same area..

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  2. makaveli559m macrumors 6502

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    It looks like a speaker, did you really open it? If you want warrenty why not take it in to Apple?
     
  3. uhslax24, Dec 15, 2012
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    uhslax24 macrumors 6502

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    Pretty sure that's the photo from iFixit

    I recommend recording the sound on video (while showing your serial number) and showing it to the people at the genius bar. I had a positive response to this (they acknowledged the issue but couldn't figure out what components were at fault, so they offered to replace the machine entirely with a new unit). Of course, YMMV. Hope you get it figured out! :apple:

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  4. T5BRICK macrumors 604

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    I wouldn't think anything on the I/O board would hav enough current going through it to make any noise.
     
  5. anonymous4a thread starter macrumors 6502

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    well there definitely is a whining nosie coming from the upper left corner of my macbook retina.. and I haven't heard it on other macbook retinas. so it's definitely a speaker part?
     
  6. uhslax24 macrumors 6502

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    Keep in mind that the photo you're showing is of a component that is on the upper right hand side of the keyboard when the computer is in use. Is your issue next to the magsafe adapter?
     
  7. anonymous4a, Dec 15, 2012
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    yeah, the issue is next to the magsafe adapter.
     

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