MacBook Pro :: System Making Mechanical Noise / Noise Before Start Up Sound

Dec 26, 2010

My first generation unibody Macbook hasn't had any problems to this date but now it's constantly making that mechanical loading-like noise which is usually heard when the Macbook is switched on (the noise before the start up sound) or when the lid is opened to wake up the computer. Is there a fix to this?

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MacBook Pro :: 17-inch MBP Makes Noise And Vibrations / Loud Mechanical Noise Coming

Oct 1, 2009

Sometimes I lift and carefully move my 17-inch MBP a short distance to another flat surface without putting it to sleep mode, it starts making really loud mechanical noise when I put it down, so loud that people in the same room can hear the noise and I can feel vibrations too! What causes this? Where does this noise come from? Is my MBP defective?

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MacBook Pro :: Fans Some Times Start Making A Noise?

Jul 3, 2012

my macbook pro fans some times start making a noise like when you insert some cd and it gets hot i havent drop water or drop it its very weird it started to do that yesterday and i bought this mac in december so really i dont know what is happening?

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MacBook Pro :: System Making Strange Noises / Noise Increase When Notebook Is Moved

Dec 25, 2010

I have a June 2010 17" 2.66 i7 UMBP. This is going to sound really silly and I do not really know how to describe it correctly, but it has begun to make lots of strange "Tapping/Clicking" noises. It happens quite regularly when the notebook is stationary but increase whenever the notebook is moved.

I am familiar with the hard drive clicking noise but this is totally different - it kind of sounds like a small metal ball-bearing inside a small, thin glass sphere knocking or clicking against it's side or like tapping a small thin glass object with something like a thin metal rod.

I am sorry for the poor description but that is the best way I can describe it & know I must sound like a complete idiot but I am not very savvy to computer issues but I hope someone can identify what these noises are if if they mean that something bad is going on.

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MacBook Air :: System Making A Strange Noise / Loud High Pitch Whine

Jun 18, 2008

Hey guys, got a little issue here. I have had a MBA since about march of this year. Just recently I on two occasions the computer has all of a sudden had this loud high pitch whine. It has only happened twice and at both times (if I remember the 1st time correctly) I wasn't really doing anything on the computer. Today specifically it was just sitting idle on my desk. Not sure where its coming from maybe speakers? Any idea to what this is? Should I be setting up an appointment to see a Mac Genius?

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MacBook Air :: Just Started Making Whirring / Mechanical Sound?

Aug 30, 2014

My macbook air, OSX version 10.9.4; just started making a whirring, mechanical sound. What that is? 

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IMac :: Computer Making Loud Constant Noise / Sound Coming After 30 Seconds

Nov 17, 2010

My family just recently upgraded from an old PC to this 27" iMac, during the early part of the summer. While using it over the last little while, I would notice a noise that sounded like a harddrive spinning or possibly some sort of a fan noise. The best way to describe it would probably be as digital noise. It's not incredibly loud, but it's a decent volume, and can get quite annoying. It has a little bit of a squeak to it.

Over the last little while, it's become more constant. When the computer is in use, it'll usually occur quite often. It's quite annoying and obtrusive when I'm watching videos and I'd like to know what it could be.I think our computer is still under warranty, so I'm hoping to find out if it is something wrong, so I can get it replaced.

I've also been wondering if it's a fan, or a regular noise. However, it's so constant that I'm starting to wonder. The other night, I was watching a video and it seemed like it was coming on every 30 seconds for a long span of time. We don't run any memory heavy programs on this computer. If anything, we're just using Firefox, iTunes and/or Messenger. Sometimes Office. There's little to nothing stored on this computer, as it's brand new, so most of its memory is free.

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IMac :: System Making Strange Noises / Noise Comes After 30 Seconds

Dec 27, 2010

ive had a look around an only found bits an pieces relating to this but nothing really specific.i have an imac 3.06ghz, 4gb memory. less than a year old its been making some noises recently (like a downloading sound for afew seconds every so often) which happens every 30 seconds or so. this happens even when theres no programs open and im not connected to the internet!!! ive only really noticed it doing this the last month or so to be honest.

the computer has also been re-formated about a month ago as it was passed onto me from a family member, an im wondering if its got anything to do with that?is this a normal thing for macs an maybe i just havent noticed it before, or does it sound like something is wrong??

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MacBook Pro :: Loud Whining Noise From System - Makes Sound At Wakeup

Sep 7, 2009

It happens when the MBP wakes up from sleep. The longer it sleeps, the louder it's. Listen for it after the 1st 10 second.
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Intel Mac :: Makes Loud Noise And Whirring Sound On Start Up?

Apr 7, 2012

My new imac makes a very loud noise on startup and a whirring noise comes from computer screen had it just over a week should I return and get a replacement.

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MacBook :: System Making Odd Noises / Noise Got Louder And Louder

Dec 4, 2009

I've had my macbook for a good 2-3 years. I put in a movie and heard it vibrating and clicking. It then started to make a noise and got louder and louder like it was going to explode. I searched some forums and someone said that it means your hard drive is dying. What do you think it is? should I go into Apple and have them look at it?

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PowerPC :: IBook Making Funky Noises / Mechanical Sound Coming From CD-Rom

Feb 28, 2007

but anytime someone pounds on the table and I have my 12' iBook just chilling on it, it makes a resetting noise, a very mechanical sound that makes it seem like it's resetting itself once. I have no idea why, and I just beg people around me to regulate their anger.

However, even when I am picking up my iBook it'll make the noise.Is this a sign of a deteorating cd-rom drive? Or are most iBooks and Apple laptops like this?

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MacBook Pro :: Cannot Start Up, Noise Fan Sound, 1 Time Alert Many Time

Apr 16, 2012

Cannot Start up macbook, noise fan sound, 1 time alert many time 


MacBook Pro (13-inch Mid 2010), Mac OS X (10.7.3)

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MacBook :: Fan Making Buzzing Noise

Jul 22, 2009

I was just downstairs in my basement using my macbook and I decided to come upstairs and when I got up here I noticed that my fan is making a weird buzzing noise. I can tell it is my fan because when I make the fans spin faster in smcfancontrol the noise gets louder. Could this be something that is in the fan or could this be a more serious problem? I can take the back case off and check but I just wanted to know if this could be a serious problem with the fan. Is there any chance I could have bent something by carrying it wrong?

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MacBook Pro :: Its Trackpad Is Making Noise

Mar 18, 2012

I just found out that the trackpad of my Macbook Pro 15' (bought on early 2011) is making noise recently, especially the left bottom part of the trackpad when I tap on the trackpad.

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MacBook Pro :: Why Is It Making A Ticking Noise

Apr 11, 2012

My MacBook Pro just started to making a clicking/ticking noise. I am assuming that it has something to do with the fan because when I shut my computer down, the noise stops, but once I start my computer back it, it starts once again.

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MacBook Pro :: Why It Is Making A Funny Noise

May 26, 2012

I would like to know if it's normal that my mac pro makes a noise like if a fan is working insede it. I havent heard this noise before.

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MacBook Air :: Making A Buzzing Noise?

Sep 2, 2014

i opened it and it started making a strange low buzzing noise

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MacBook Pro :: Making Ping Noise - On Or Off

Jul 1, 2014

My macbook pro was on while I was sleping and I think the power got disconnected and it shut off on its own. I woke up to it making this ping noise every 20 -30 seconds.  

Here is a link to the YouTube video: [URL]

The computer works fine I've tried to turn it back on and off and it works ok.

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MacBook Air :: Fan Making Constant Buzzing Noise

Mar 16, 2008

I have had my MBA for almost a week, and I've had no issues so far. Until now. This is the case: The fan operates as it should. It stays on 2500 rpm at light use, and increases with heavier use. At 2500 rpm I was not able to hear it without putting my ear next to the keyboard. That was yesterday. Today the fan produces a new noise. It isn't very loud, but clearly audible at 2500 rpm in a quiet environment. It's a low, constant, buzzing kind of noise. It also increases with fan speed.

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MacBook :: HDD Making A Weird Hiccup Noise?

Feb 4, 2009

Maybe, I did not notice this earlier, but I notice that hard drive is pretty quite but every 10-15 secs, it almost has this faint click noise. Is anyone else experiencing that? Its not that loud, but loud enough to hear if you are in a quiet room or library.

Seems like a click noise every 10-15 secs even when hard drive is idle

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MacBook Pro :: Making Electrical Whine Noise?

Nov 11, 2009

my macbook keeps making this electrical whine noise around the upper left hand corner does anyone know what this is or how to fix it?

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MacBook :: Trackpad Is Making A Noise When It Is Touched?

Apr 4, 2010

Im using a 13" Pro, and when I touch the trackpad it keeps making this clicky noise. Like if I drum my fingers on the pad it makes a clicky noise.

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MacBook Pro :: Fan Making Faint Clicking Noise

Jul 4, 2010

I have a 13" MacBook Pro from Mid-2009 and just today I've noticed a real faint clicking noise coming from the fan. It almost sounds like that noise a bike makes when you put a baseball card against its wheel. It's not very loud, but when I'm working in a silent room, it's been pretty annoying. I opened the back and blew all the dust out and all that, but the problem seems to only have got worse since then. The fan is still spinning at its usual 2000rpm.

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MacBook Air :: Just Started Making Static Noise?

Feb 14, 2012

It is also getting warm. The static is continuous and I have turned it off and back on. It starts up again. This just started tonight.

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MacBook Pro :: Making Humming/buzzing Noise?

Apr 4, 2012

Yesterday I started up my MacBook Pro that I've only had for about 9 months. I immediately noticed that there was a barely audible buzzing / humming sound coming the inside of the laptop, most likely in the fans. I don't know how long this has been going on, and I really don't know the cause of it. So is this something I should be worried about (the sound is barely audible)? Or is this something that happens after prolonged use of the laptop? 

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MacBook Air :: Won't Turn On And The Fan Is Making A Loud Noise

Jun 28, 2014

My Macbook Air has suddenly decided not to turn. I have tried the rebook using the left hand side keys 'shift/control/option & power' but still nothing happens. Every now and again when I try turning it on using the power button the fan turns on and is really loud?

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MacBook :: Making Noticeable Little Scratchy Hiss Noise?

Sep 29, 2010

I purchased a MacBook 2010 from bestbuy almost two weeks ago, I have only really internet surfed and added some songs from my ipod using senuti. Yesterday I started noticing this little noise sort of a sounds like a bug like a scratchy hiss (or something spinning kind of like the noise my ipod classic makes every now n then) its very quick but it happens every few seconds. Now mind you it is very faint cant hear it if there's noise around me but if its silent I can hear it. I wanted to know am if its something I should be concerned with or was this small noise there from the beginning and i just started paying attention.

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MacBook Air :: Apple Tech Making The Screeching Noise?

Mar 19, 2008

I called Apple tech support about the screeching noise I started hearing more than once out of my Air. This was posted by someone else and there is a youtube video floating around also. I am going to take it to the Apple store to have them look at it, but I also asked the rep about operating temp range.

He said that spikes up to 90 degrees are normal, but if it startes to climb or stay in the 90-100 range, then someone should take a look at it.

Not sure how reliable this is, but thought I would mention it.

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MacBook Air :: Constantly Making Buzzing / Whirring Noise

May 12, 2008

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.

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