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strange buzzing from near screen

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tragicfaith Calculating status...
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Feb 15, 2007 7:13 AM
I've had my MacBook for about 3 months and within the last week have noticed a very annoying buzzing sound that seems to be coming from the screen area (perhaps even where it connects). The only thing that makes it subdue is holding the screen (pressing it toward the base) or even almost closing it. Has anyone else had this problem? Any suggestions on how to fix it?
MacBook, Mac OS X (10.4.7)
  • Machieu Calculating status...
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    Feb 15, 2007 8:38 AM (in response to tragicfaith)
    are you sure it's not the charger ... many people report a faint buzzing sound when the charger is plugged in ... does it occur when the charger is not connected?
    - MacBook, 2.0GHz Core 2 Duo, 1GB RAM, 80GB HDD, SuperDrive,, Mac OS X (10.4.8), - AirPort Express - 4GB iPod mini (1st Gen).
  • Bill_R Calculating status...
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    Feb 15, 2007 10:14 PM (in response to tragicfaith)
    One thing to try is to turn up the screen brightness and turn it down and see if it makes a difference. Either way it should not be making that noise I would recommend that you take it to a Apple store or Authorized Apples repair facility. If it makes a difference by changing the screen brightness make sure you mention that to them.
    MiniMac G4 1.42, MacBook Pro 2.0, HP Pavilion dv2213cl (Vista), Mac OS X (10.4.8)
  • DRob Calculating status...
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    Feb 16, 2007 9:45 AM (in response to tragicfaith)
    i think you meant subside? =P
    not important anyway lol

    Yes, take to an apple store, but make sure you document the condition of your MB with great detail. I've heard alot about scratches and gouges that happened while MB's were being repaired.
    Macbook, Mac OS X (10.4.8), 2.0Ghz Intel Core 2 Duo, 2Gb ram, 80Gb HD
  • StevenC Level 2 Level 2 (250 points)
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    Feb 16, 2007 9:51 AM (in response to DRob)
    Are you sure it is not the fans you are hearing. When the fans on my macbook run at full speed it kind of sounds like a buzzing coming from near the hing joint.
    Lime iMac, iBook SE, 15' FP 800 mhz, 20 iMac G5, MacBook, Mac OS X (10.4.2)
  • Nathan H Level 2 Level 2 (360 points)
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    Feb 16, 2007 11:54 PM (in response to tragicfaith)
    is the sound always present? how long have you heard it? how loud is it?...it would be a little more help if i had these things.
    MacBook White 2.0GHz, Mac OS X (10.4.8)
  • Ayudame Calculating status...
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    Feb 18, 2007 8:38 AM (in response to Nathan H)
    I have noticed on all the MacBooks that I have owned (3 in the past couple of weeks) this same buzzing. I have also been able to feel it when I touch the back of the display. Must be normal for these CrapBooks.
    PB G4 12 1.33 & MacBook 2.0 GHz Core 2 Duo, Mac OS X (10.4.8)
  • Nathan H Level 2 Level 2 (360 points)
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    Feb 18, 2007 1:10 PM (in response to Ayudame)
    It could be the fan that cools the CPU. When it gets really hot, the fan works quite hard. If you have noticed it in 3 MacBooks I think it's probably the fan.
    MacBook, Mac OS X (10.4.8), 2GHz Intel Core 2 Duo 1GB 667 MHz DDR2 SDRAM
  • RJFK Calculating status...
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    Feb 20, 2007 7:51 PM (in response to tragicfaith)
    Buzzing drove me mad. Bought new battery. Still buzzing. No buzzing when disconnected from power, in sleep mode or when portable. Read the entry above and adjusted screen brightness all the way up and down and buzzing disappeared. Huh?
    PBG4, Mac OS X (10.3.9)

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