Poewrbook noise.

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Poewrbook noise.

My brand new (3 month ) powerbook 15inch 1.3 ghz has started making a strange noise whenever the power cord is plugged in. It almost sounds like the hard drive is reading all the time, but more quiet then that. If I take out the cord it stops after a few seconds. It is coming from the same general location as the hard drive, but further toward the screen. What could it be, and should I be worried?

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Looking at the service manual

Looking at the service manual for the 15" AlBook, the noise is almost certainly the fan. Try propping up the powerbook or buying a cooling pad that it can sit on. If both fans stay on all the time, you should ask Apple.

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Toehead, You bumped the th

Toehead,

You bumped the thread, but you never said whether or not you tried the suggestion that someone gave you. Any more information you could offer?

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Its not the fan :( When the f

Its not the fan Sad When the fan does turn on, the sound is to the left, and if you listen closely you can still hear the noise.

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Well, since your 'book is onl

Well, since your 'book is only 3 months, I'd suggest taking it to an Apple store and see what they say. You're still under warranty so you likely have nothing to worry about it. Let us know!

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