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This morning whne i turned my macbook on i heard a faint high pitched scratchy whirring sound. I have not heard this before, and my computer is 3 days old. Anyone know what this is?

Ps: i have determined it is not coming from the speakers or anything but under the keyboard, so presumably the hd or something like that.
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The Hard Drive?


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I feel like the HD is on the right hand side of the keyboard and makes a constant low hum. This noise is from the left side and ocassionally dies away but then quickly comes back.
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If its on the left then it is the fan.

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but my internal temperature is only showing 34 degrees celcius on my widget
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but my internal temperature is only showing 34 degrees celcius on my widget
so....?

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eek maybe im wrong but i thought the fan only kicked in at a higher temperature
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How can I look up the temp of my hdd?

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i downloaded a widget from the apple widget site
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Ah ok, what is that widget called if you don't mind sharing?

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heh, I looked but was unable to remember the name..uh I think i searched "temperature" or "internal temperature" just play around with that and you should find something (if not the same program)
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Alright thx.

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Okay i determined that it was in fact the fan and so this discussion can be closed by a moderator if they see fit
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Try iSlayer, they have good stuff.

Incidentally I think the HDD is on the left of the track pad.
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Try iSlayer, they have good stuff.

Incidentally I think the HDD is on the left of the track pad.
Awesome thx for that website.
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