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Currently Being ModeratedMay 19, 2006 12:15 AM (in response to Pablo Santa)I just felt mine which has been plugged in for a few hours. It is warm to the touch but nothing more. You have removed the packaging tape correct? You may consider calling Apple on that one. I certainly would, as any risk of fire certainly is not worth it. I would think of all the things they are not receptive to, this would be one where they would replace the item every time due to the possible serious consequences of a failure.
Kalelmac mini, imac 17" w/ dell 2405, Macbook 2.0 duo, Mac OS X (10.4.6)
Currently Being ModeratedMay 19, 2006 11:59 AM (in response to Pablo Santa)Try checking the charger when the MacBook is charging, when it isnt at full battery.
Currently Being ModeratedMay 19, 2006 12:06 PM (in response to Pablo Santa)Also, give it a day or two to see if it settles down. Some chargers do take a few days to, not for a better phrase, "work themselves in". This is not to say there isn't a problem, just to say there might not be.Mac mini Core Duo 1.66GHz 2GB/80GB/SD ; PowerBook G4 1.25GHz 1GB/80GB/SD, Mac OS X (10.4.6), Dell 2405FPW ; Maxtor OneTouch 250GB ; Pioneer DVR-109BK ; iSight ; iPod 4G 40GB
Currently Being ModeratedMay 19, 2006 9:20 PM (in response to infinite vortex)I also had this issue on the second night of ownership. I ran the battery all the way down and I was still using it while it was charging. I was just doing some general browsing, nothing intense when I also noticed that my power supply was humming up a storm. It also looked like it wasn't keeping up with the power usage.
I put the MacBook to sleep, worried a little about burning down the the house, however it seems to be fine today. The power supply is a 65 watt power supply. It may be slightly undersized and not keep up when it is hot.
I did a quick search on MPB powersupply as they are 85 watts but much larger per online discussion.MacBook & G5 Dual 2, Mac OS X (10.4.6)
Currently Being ModeratedJun 5, 2006 1:26 PM (in response to Pablo Santa)Yes, I just discovered this now (it's usually too noisy around me (kids at home, other computers at work) to hear such faint noises). The MacBook makes a faint whining noise and the charger makes a similar, but somewhat stronger sound. Compared to the MacBook, the charger sounds more like hissing.
If I put some load on the cpu, the MB whining disappears, and the charger hissing noise gets much, much fainter.
Hmm. I think I'll call Apple tomorrow, I don't like electrical parts that make hissing noises
MacBook (white) 2Ghz/2GB/120GB, PowerBook G4 / 12 /1.33Ghz Mac OS X (10.4.6)
Currently Being ModeratedJun 5, 2006 2:13 PM (in response to Pablo Santa)Just noticed this about 30 min ago and came to look...
It's a hissing sound for me... ugh. Looks like it's time to call Apple.MacBook, Mac OS X (10.4.6)
Currently Being ModeratedJun 5, 2006 2:15 PM (in response to Pablo Santa)Yeah, mine does that as well.
Also my MacBook whines on occasion and often moos, ****.
So i'll call Apple tomorrow about the charger at least. The Moo'ing is not really a concern for me anymore as i use headphones 75% of the time and often have music on or some form of background noise on.
Anyway thanks for letting me know i'm not alone.
- Joe.White MacBook - 2Ghz, 1GB Ram, 80GB..., Mac OS X (10.4.6), iPod 5G, Altec Lansing MX5021, Keystation 49e, Crumpler Wee-Bee.
Currently Being ModeratedJun 5, 2006 3:01 PM (in response to Pablo Santa)Just a question what serial number are these "whining ones" because it seems anything with 26 and over is not having these effectsDC 2.0 G5 1.5 GB RAM, Mac OS X (10.4.6), DIGI 002
Currently Being ModeratedJun 5, 2006 3:16 PM (in response to BTDVOX)My scorching hellfire MacBook also came with a super loud, sizzling, and ultra hot ac adapter that makes this sound:
I plan on installing a MacBook in each room of my house this winter to cut down the natural gas bill.MacBook 2.0ghz, Mac OS X (10.4.6)
Currently Being ModeratedJun 5, 2006 3:36 PM (in response to Pablo Santa)I have the same problem when I use the complete cord for charging. But, if I use the small cord the whinning disappear???
Very strange???MacBook + iMac, Mac OS X (10.4.6)
Currently Being ModeratedJun 5, 2006 4:12 PM (in response to Pablo Santa)yep! mine whines and hisses as well! sounds like something is sizzling inside. i took it in and the genius said that its within spec. its awefully loud and odd to be within spec though.
i hope the people you guys deal with are more helpful!
chrisWhite Macbook 2Ghz, Mac OS X (10.4.6)
Currently Being ModeratedJun 6, 2006 12:03 AM (in response to ArianBlackthorne)ArianBlackthorne.
If your MacBook is overheating and your charger is hot and making sizzling sounds don't you think its time you took it into a Genius bar to get it replaced. It sounds to me as if you probably actually have a dead battery that is failing to charge properly, generating heat in both the computer and the powerpack. Alternatively it may be that you still have the plastic strip over the rear vent (under the hinge) as illustrated in the following image.
RodiMac G5 20 RevB 2Gb, MacBook, PBG4 12 867, iMacDV+, PM5400/180 & earlier models, Mac OS X (10.4.6), 8 chooks, 3 dogs, 2 daughters, 1 fish, 1 pear tree, 0 partridges, itinerant bats
Currently Being ModeratedJun 6, 2006 3:55 AM (in response to Espen Vestre)I called Apple and they'll swap the charger.
I'll report on the new charger here as soon as I get it.MacBook (white) 2Ghz/2GB/120GB, Mac OS X (10.4.6)
Currently Being ModeratedJun 28, 2006 5:00 PM (in response to Pablo Santa)I am at the apple store right now with the same problem.
my charger was hissing - then it started mooing - and this starts immediately when I plug it into my macbook that has been asleep.
So my macbook isn't hot when this happens.
the hissing gets louder and louder.
they just swapped me a new charger and we tried it on apple's macbook and the same hissing sound started!
when I tried the advice of only charging it with the short cord - the sound seemed to not be as loud.
I am here waiting for the 3rd charger - so we'll see what they say.macbook, Mac OS X (10.4.6)