Comments on: MBP: The Whining User http://www.red-sweater.com/blog/113/macbook-pro-the-whining-user Mac & Technology Writings by Daniel Jalkut Mon, 24 Mar 2014 16:18:09 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=3.8.1 By: Tomislav Butkovic http://www.red-sweater.com/blog/113/macbook-pro-the-whining-user/comment-page-2#comment-127252 Wed, 04 Jul 2007 20:16:46 +0000 http://www.red-sweater.com/blog/113/macbook-pro-the-whining-user#comment-127252 Hey man, I hear you with the Idle CPU Whine… it is quite annoying! Especially when recording music!

Anyway, I wanted to say that I had downloaded the Magic Noise Killer program that you created…. but that didn’t fix the problem with mine! So I tried Quiet MBP and that seems to do it somewhat….

All these problems… but it still beats having a pc…

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By: Daniel Jalkut http://www.red-sweater.com/blog/113/macbook-pro-the-whining-user/comment-page-2#comment-109845 Thu, 07 Jun 2007 20:01:02 +0000 http://www.red-sweater.com/blog/113/macbook-pro-the-whining-user#comment-109845 Kelly: I don’t know – there’s a lot of input to take in before you make your decision. My feeling is that probably all laptops are going to have little issues here and there. Whether you end up choosing a Dell or an Apple, be sure to run it through its paces quickly so you can decide whether to pursue returning it or getting service.

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By: Kelly Douglas http://www.red-sweater.com/blog/113/macbook-pro-the-whining-user/comment-page-2#comment-109842 Thu, 07 Jun 2007 19:58:36 +0000 http://www.red-sweater.com/blog/113/macbook-pro-the-whining-user#comment-109842 6-7-07 I just read all the complaints about the Mac probook and am really confused now! I was just getting ready to buy one, after using a PCs for 12 years. I want a laptop-Do I buy a DELL instead? or another brand? Are all the new Macs running “HOT”? Has anyone bought a Mac in May 2007 and are happy? How do I decide??????? PLEASE HELP ME!! My husband is buying me a new laptop for my 50th birthday this month!

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By: Bottle http://www.red-sweater.com/blog/113/macbook-pro-the-whining-user/comment-page-2#comment-103107 Fri, 25 May 2007 03:37:26 +0000 http://www.red-sweater.com/blog/113/macbook-pro-the-whining-user#comment-103107 For those with the Power Adaptor problem, this fixed my issue…

Or ratherm alowed me to fix it each time it happens

http://docs.info.apple.com/article.html?artnum=302461

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By: Rich M http://www.red-sweater.com/blog/113/macbook-pro-the-whining-user/comment-page-2#comment-100737 Sun, 20 May 2007 01:55:10 +0000 http://www.red-sweater.com/blog/113/macbook-pro-the-whining-user#comment-100737 No battery problems? (Heck, I get about 1 HR. of life, and never got more than 1:30 minutes).

Anyway, my brand new MBP STILL has the whining problem with the CPUs, but oddly, it only occurs when running Windoze XP (not in OS X, Vista or Linux). It also has a wierd superdrive. It always will take a CD, but sometimes, it gets stuck on the way in, hitting the top of the drive. But, ejecting is the real issue. Sometimes, i hit the eject key, and only after about 5 minutes of “scrubbing”, does the disc come out. (oddly enough, sometimes the scrubbing occurs at random, making the disc unresponsive.) I am going to Genius Bar in a couple of weeks…

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By: Costas http://www.red-sweater.com/blog/113/macbook-pro-the-whining-user/comment-page-2#comment-61940 Wed, 28 Feb 2007 01:36:03 +0000 http://www.red-sweater.com/blog/113/macbook-pro-the-whining-user#comment-61940 eicia,

How old is your machine?

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By: eicia http://www.red-sweater.com/blog/113/macbook-pro-the-whining-user/comment-page-2#comment-61712 Tue, 27 Feb 2007 11:03:58 +0000 http://www.red-sweater.com/blog/113/macbook-pro-the-whining-user#comment-61712 now im having probs with my macbook. my macbook is getting hot, hot, hot and noisy even when im only surfng the net. pretty sucks. another thing.. there’s this disgusting long line in my screen. im not sure if it’s discoloration or what. but itz hella annoying to see. ahl bring my macbook on apple center this sat. i hope they’ll just replace my mac. *sighs*

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By: Daniel Jalkut http://www.red-sweater.com/blog/113/macbook-pro-the-whining-user/comment-page-2#comment-59406 Wed, 21 Feb 2007 19:39:22 +0000 http://www.red-sweater.com/blog/113/macbook-pro-the-whining-user#comment-59406 Hi Costas – well the blog hasn’t particularly gone quiet :) You’re just looking at a 10-month old article.

The saga ended for me, more or less, when Apple replaced my MacBook Pro with one that had a much quieter whine (still not perfect, alas). I decided it was good enough and was tired of fighting.

I think things are probably much better now but I would be skeptical that things are perfect. Still, if I didn’t have a laptop I’d buy one. I am actually thinking about a MacBook. But I’ll be sure to take it back QUICKLY if things are wacked.

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By: Costas Cleater http://www.red-sweater.com/blog/113/macbook-pro-the-whining-user/comment-page-2#comment-59404 Wed, 21 Feb 2007 19:34:40 +0000 http://www.red-sweater.com/blog/113/macbook-pro-the-whining-user#comment-59404 Hey Daniel,

This blog has suddenly gone very quiet. Does this mean that all the issues/problems aired above have now been resolved? I was going to splash out on a rumoured nxt gen. slimmed-down version of the MBP. My son has his heart set on one, but in light of the above, I’m having serious 2nd thoughts.

In particular, the guy who has 12 yrs experience of poor Apple after-sales service rings definite alarm bells. And all those horror stories of machines being returned unrepaired just add to the concern. Would I be making a big mistake if I dip my toes in Apple waters?

Any advice you can give plse regarding current experiences within your circle.

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By: Mac System Admin http://www.red-sweater.com/blog/113/macbook-pro-the-whining-user/comment-page-2#comment-37418 Mon, 25 Dec 2006 07:20:52 +0000 http://www.red-sweater.com/blog/113/macbook-pro-the-whining-user#comment-37418 Recent purchase of macbook pros all around our IT department (we are a hybrid pc/mac organization) have led several employees to experience these notorious ‘electrical shocks’. From my electronics background and related experience, this seems like a grounding problem.

I will, and RECOMMEND EVERYONE ELSE, be calling this one in right after the holidays. The more calls, the higher up the problem will get escalated in the Apple customer support chain.

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