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Does anyone have a MBP that does NOT have the whine issue?

10568 Views 89 Replies Latest reply: Sep 11, 2006 5:51 AM by Grono RSS
  • Dralt Calculating status...
    I received mine this morning.

    1 hour ago, it had that whine when I unplugged the power cord.
    Now, it doesn't seem to happen anymore.

    I'm having trouble with the wireless card as well. It seems to forget how to connect to my wireless network.

    I am so disappointed. I like the OS and the design of the machine, but I feel I have been stolen. 2.5K for a laptop that whines when it's connected to a power outlet, it's hard!

    What can we do?

    Apparently, Mac Connection doesn't take returns on these.
    MacBookPro1,1, Mac OS X (10.4.6)
  • hey underpants Calculating status...
    I didn't have the whine for the first 3 weeks I had this thing. Then, all of a sudden, a couple days ago.....there it is. Turn off a processor, and its gone. Then, this afternoon, I let the battery drain to sleep, woke it up, and its completely gone. I can't get it to come back. I don't know what to think of it. When I did have it, and it annoyed me, i turned the processor off. Weird.
    blueberry ibook, G3 500, 800, G4 800, 20" iMac, MBP 1.83, Mac OS X (10.4.5)
  • dylanstamat Calculating status...
    Horrible whine on mine. 2.16, 2gigs.
    Using "MagicNoiseKiller" (an application starting on login) to fix the noise, but it's still an extremely annoying problem to have.
    MBP, Mac OS X (10.4.6)
  • raejae Calculating status...
    My macbook had two different whines, one from the processor and one from the screen. It also heats up like crazy. I sent it back to apple two days ago. I am waiting to see what they do.

    2.0GHz Macbook Pro   Mac OS X (10.4.6)  
  • Lindax Calculating status...
    One of the few problems in this forum my machine DOES NOT HAVE.


    I am running
    Hardware Overview:
    Machine Name: MacBook Pro 15"
    Machine Model: MacBookPro1,1
    CPU Type: Intel Core Duo
    Number Of Cores: 2
    CPU Speed: 2 GHz
    L2 Cache (shared): 2 MB
    Memory: 2 GB
    Bus Speed: 667 MHz
    current inhouse: G4 laptop (2), iBook, HP Pavilion, new MBP, Mac OS X (10.4.5), MacBook Pro
  • DOlec Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    My MBP 1.83 makes a buzz sound, a hum sound which is VERY annoying. My PB did not do this. It makes the sound only on battery power and not when plugged in. I am going to return the unit.
    MBP 1.83, Mac OS X (10.4.6)
  • Nadacool Calculating status...
    In response to the original question: No whine, no flickering, no problems. I have a week 10.
    MBP 2.16ghz. 2g RAM 100G HDD @7200RPM...The Ultimate., Mac OS X (10.4.6), Made the switch from PC to Apple on 3/14/2006, Never looking back.
  • Sean Frazier Level 2 Level 2 (205 points)
    no whine here. week 14.
    MBP 2ghz, 2g RAM, Mac OS X (10.2.x)
  • jjnevis Calculating status...
    I've just recieved my MBP and am totally pleased. If it does suffer from "whine", I've not noticed it. If you listen carefully you can hear the odd purr, wheez, tick etc, but mac users have had it too good and must be expecting too much. I have moved from an iBook G4 that was totally silent (and just as hot as the MBP I might add). I consider this a beautifully crafted bit of kit - my pal has a toshiba laptop that sounds like concorde taking off. All things are relative and relatively speaking I am totally chuffed with my purchase... so far. I also ordered a few days before they brought out the 17" which sort of miffed me, but after looking at it, I still think the 15" is better (could do with the FW800 and better optical disk though).

    Warning: Perception of whine can go up as well as down ;o)
    MBP 15", Mac OS X (10.4.6), 2GHz 100Gb 7200rpm
  • skillz1318 Calculating status...
    i have a whine free 15 macbook pro...
    MacBook Pro, Mac OS X (10.4.6)
  • Dai Bach Level 2 Level 2 (480 points)
    No whine here - week 16
    MacBook Pro 15", 1.83GHz, 1.5M, 100G, 7200rpm, Mac OS X (10.4.6)
  • Anton Linecker1 Calculating status...
    I have two. One personal and one for work. My personal one whines. The work one does not. Sigh.
    Mac OS X (10.4.1)
  • lizzard123 Calculating status...
    Yes, I have a week 15 model that has BOTH the whine and the moo sound.

    Macbook Pro 1.83   Mac OS X (10.4.6)  
  • vhardono Calculating status...
    My MBP (W8613) doesn't have any whine problem and the heat is the same with my previous PB 12". However, I just got a replacement battery after just 2 weeks of usage because the original ones was suddenly dead. Most MBP have their own problems and it seems that only few are perfectly made.
    MacBook Pro 1.83GHz, mac mini G4 1.25GHz, Mac OS X (10.4.6), 1.5GHz RAM, 80GB HD
  • PDE Level 1 Level 1 (85 points)
    Just got my 1.83ghz (week 14) this afternoon. I've transferred 40gb of data to it, watched videos and worked in aperture. Unless I literally put my ear up against the left side, it is completely silent. Whenit I press my ear against it, there is an EXTREMELY subtle 'whine' or what may be called a whine. If this is what people are talking about, I think they need to move on. When I'm typing on the computer I cannot hear anything at all - it's only when I put my ear close that I can hear something and even then it is not bothering. I actually think my powerbook G4 1.67 had the same sound.

    It did get hot when I was transferring all my stuff, but now on my lap using battery, it's acceptably warm, not hot.


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