macbook noise problem

Discussion in 'MacBook Air, MacBook & MacBook Pro' started by yellowcheese, Jan 7, 2010.

  1. yellowcheese

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    Hi! I just got second hand macbook white. For the first few weeks, it seemed well and has no problems at all (aside from once, the keypad won't respond when I am trying to wake the laptop from sleep and enter my password) but today, I noticed that there is this disturbing noise that lasted for about 7 minutes. When I opened the mac, the noise is not there and after a few minutes pfff it suddenly popped and the overall performance of the mac became so slow.

    After the 7 minute noise, the performance of the mac went to its original speed. The only applications opened when the noise was present are the following: safari with four opened tabs, YM, Syrinx-twitter app and a word document.

    What do you guys think could be the problem? Do I need to have it repaired already?

    BTW, mine is a 2ghz, intel core 2 duo, 1gb, version 10.5 white macbook-- if that info might help. :)
     
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    It would help if you could describe the kind of noise you are hearing. :)
     
  3. yellowcheese

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    it sounds like a hum of a fan. the sound comes from the top left of the keyboard.
     
  4. jared08evo

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    Then it must probably be the fan. but i don't see any connection with the fan and the slowing down of your mac. i have experienced this once before on my macbook pro. try downloading speedfan and revving up the rpm. 5 minutes at around 6000 rpm usually solves this problem temporarily.

    however, it will for sure make the same noise again. i suggest you have it serviced. or if you're too lazy to bring it to a service center, do what i did. pry open your macbook disassemble the fan and oil the axis of the fan:D

     
  5. yellowcheese

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    alright. will try your suggestion. maybe I should have it checked. thanks for the help! :)
     

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