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    Faint high pitched stratchy whirring sound
    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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    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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    Quote Originally Posted by NikBhat
    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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    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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    Quote Originally Posted by IronMac
    Try iSlayer, they have good stuff.

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