Comments on: All Work and No Play Makes a Quiet MacBook Pro http://www.red-sweater.com/blog/105/all-work-and-no-play-makes-a-quiet-macbook-pro Mac & Technology Writings by Daniel Jalkut Sun, 16 Mar 2014 19:39:31 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=3.8.1 By: David http://www.red-sweater.com/blog/105/all-work-and-no-play-makes-a-quiet-macbook-pro/comment-page-2#comment-246072 Wed, 21 Sep 2011 18:06:04 +0000 http://www.red-sweater.com/blog/105/all-work-and-no-play-makes-a-quiet-macbook-pro#comment-246072 Many thanks for the QuietMBP app – I just installed this and it works!

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By: Red Sweater Blog - MacBook Still A Whiner? http://www.red-sweater.com/blog/105/all-work-and-no-play-makes-a-quiet-macbook-pro/comment-page-2#comment-110998 Sat, 09 Jun 2007 16:17:20 +0000 http://www.red-sweater.com/blog/105/all-work-and-no-play-makes-a-quiet-macbook-pro#comment-110998 [...] I’m really afraid of a repeat of last year’s MacBook Pro Whine fiasco. I have been seeing a lot less complaints, and hearing more stories of [...]

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By: John Roach http://www.red-sweater.com/blog/105/all-work-and-no-play-makes-a-quiet-macbook-pro/comment-page-2#comment-98851 Wed, 16 May 2007 17:40:10 +0000 http://www.red-sweater.com/blog/105/all-work-and-no-play-makes-a-quiet-macbook-pro#comment-98851 Thanks for the QuietMBP applicaiton. It worked great!

john

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By: Peter William Lount http://www.red-sweater.com/blog/105/all-work-and-no-play-makes-a-quiet-macbook-pro/comment-page-2#comment-63867 Sun, 04 Mar 2007 15:01:16 +0000 http://www.red-sweater.com/blog/105/all-work-and-no-play-makes-a-quiet-macbook-pro#comment-63867 Hi,

After obtainting the RMA number and shipping the MacBook Pro computer back to Apple on Monday a new MBP arrived Friday morning! Excellent, Apple!

The new MBP seems to be working fine. The MBP is still much hotter than my ThinkPad which had a heat problem until I put raised legs under it. I’ll be adding 1/4 inch stubby feet (from Radio Shack) to the bottom of the MBP to keep it cool by allowing the heat from it’s underside more space to escape.

Oh, it’s really nice to have a quite computer to work with. Thanks Apple.

All the best,

Peter

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By: Peter http://www.red-sweater.com/blog/105/all-work-and-no-play-makes-a-quiet-macbook-pro/comment-page-2#comment-60269 Sat, 24 Feb 2007 01:53:34 +0000 http://www.red-sweater.com/blog/105/all-work-and-no-play-makes-a-quiet-macbook-pro#comment-60269 My brand new Mac Book Pro – five days after it arrived – started screeching like a banshee! Yikes it’s so INSANELY LOUD that the entire computer is completly USELESS!

When I called Apple tech support to return it they didn’t believe me until I turned on the MBP and left it on during the rest of the call! After a while they said “Oh, that’s annoying” and I said “Yeah, and that’s on your end of the phone, imagine how loud it is here!”.

OH, and did I mention that the AUDIO DOES NOT WORK at all! Yup, no audio!!! OTHER than the SCREECHING! No soundtracks for videos! No music! No beeps! Nada. I guess dissonance is in at Apple or their suppliers.

I managed to watch two movies before the screeching started: Tron and Immortal Ad Vitam. They were awesome on the MBP.

NONE of the methods of calming the beastie have worked!

The only thing that seems to work temporarily is to put the computer to sleep mode and then wake it up again! Ah, quiet! Until you do anything that plays a sound of any kind! Then the banshee is out blasting FULL VOLUME. Yeah, the volume controls don’t make a difference either.

There is also no screeching when running the hardware test untility. Hmmm…

Your QuietMBP program didn’t work.

Sigh, back to Apple goes the MBP! Hopefully the next one actually works.

Oh, and I should point out that this was my first Macintosh computer in over fifteen years! So far the switch from the – ick – PC isn’t going well. Dead Mac in five days of it simply sitting on my desk. Not a good sign – do you hear that Steve Jobs? Get your quality control up to snuff; you can do it, otherwise… iHeaven help Apple.

Apple has a VERY BIG QUALITY PROBLEM THAT IS TURNING OFF BUYERS. I almost returned the MBP and everything else as a result of this and their “run around” tech support people. They get ONE more chance, and then DELL or Lenovo (aka ThinkPad) get another call.

All the best,

Peter

ps. Good luck and don’t accept a schreeching MBP or any low quality “DEFECTIVE” product like that from Apple Inc.. Insist on a return for a new computer or a refund. Oh yeah, don’t accept a run around from their people either! DEMAND a functioning computer – after all that’s what they advertise, isn’t it?

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By: Torgeir http://www.red-sweater.com/blog/105/all-work-and-no-play-makes-a-quiet-macbook-pro/comment-page-2#comment-58325 Mon, 19 Feb 2007 11:38:49 +0000 http://www.red-sweater.com/blog/105/all-work-and-no-play-makes-a-quiet-macbook-pro#comment-58325 Whining dissapears for a short time when I activate bluetooth on my 15″ 2,16 GHz Core Duo MacBook Pro. Wlan has no effect. The noise is stronger when connected to power than running on battery. My motherboard has already been changed once. The noise became less loud after the change, but is still there.

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By: Christoph Kretschmer http://www.red-sweater.com/blog/105/all-work-and-no-play-makes-a-quiet-macbook-pro/comment-page-2#comment-32905 Tue, 12 Dec 2006 15:46:09 +0000 http://www.red-sweater.com/blog/105/all-work-and-no-play-makes-a-quiet-macbook-pro#comment-32905 I Had the same problem some years ago with a Sony Vaio Subnotebook AND a Compaq Pressario…

It appeared when I inserted a pcmcia wlan card.

Can someone check if the sound disappears when you disable wlan?

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By: brad http://www.red-sweater.com/blog/105/all-work-and-no-play-makes-a-quiet-macbook-pro/comment-page-2#comment-22362 Sat, 04 Nov 2006 16:01:44 +0000 http://www.red-sweater.com/blog/105/all-work-and-no-play-makes-a-quiet-macbook-pro#comment-22362 hey,

i thinking about buying a MBP with the 2.16 intel core 2 duo processor, does anybody know if these machines have the same noise problems??? thanks.

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By: Real http://www.red-sweater.com/blog/105/all-work-and-no-play-makes-a-quiet-macbook-pro/comment-page-2#comment-14419 Tue, 12 Sep 2006 01:11:22 +0000 http://www.red-sweater.com/blog/105/all-work-and-no-play-makes-a-quiet-macbook-pro#comment-14419 Actually, according to my experience, most laptops with intel processors (and I don’t just mean macs but also others like toshiba pcs and asus not sure about sony) tend to have the same symptoms (annoying noise) when the brightness of the LCD isn’t full. That would explain the reason why, when unplugging the cord, the noise starts since it reduces the brightness in order to improve battery life. By the way these symptoms are also usually present not only on core duo processors but also on the centrino ones. Not sure about Core Uno processors tho… anyhow… i just wanted to leave this here so someone can investigate :P

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By: JR http://www.red-sweater.com/blog/105/all-work-and-no-play-makes-a-quiet-macbook-pro/comment-page-2#comment-12470 Mon, 21 Aug 2006 10:49:41 +0000 http://www.red-sweater.com/blog/105/all-work-and-no-play-makes-a-quiet-macbook-pro#comment-12470 Thanks very much for your thoughtful solution to this problem, Daniel. Worked perfectly for me, and stopped the twitch I was developing when using my MBP in low-noise situations!
Cheers.

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