Comments on: MBP: Battery Life Tests Official blog of Red Sweater Software Tue, 06 Oct 2015 01:25:36 +0000 hourly 1 By: shaheen Sat, 03 Mar 2007 07:37:46 +0000 Really annoying problem.

Why apple did not give any offical solution.

Why all the suffering.

By: Peter Mon, 26 Jun 2006 20:54:36 +0000 W86240TPVWY

Do have the cpu whine and goes away at 160 in QuietMBP… haven’t testet battery og noisekiller yet… thinking of trying my luck and send it back in hope of a miracle, but then again this machine i all new so it seems the problems has gone anywhere else than away :(

By: HaroldC Sun, 04 Jun 2006 02:52:18 +0000 Have you tried to time the battery with the mirror widget trick?

Does the mirror widget keep running when you hide dashboard? I see the green light. but wonder how much of a drain it is. Currently only the mirror trick and QuietMBP work for me. I’ve got 10.4.6 so MNK doesn’t work for me.

Thanks all!

By: davide Tue, 16 May 2006 05:49:03 +0000 Oh, I’m such an idiot. I have run Software Update and it has installed 10.4.6. Now I’m back again with the whining noise, stronger than ever, and the magic, magic, magic MagicNoiseKiller doesn’t work any more. I’m so desperate, how can Apple do such things to me? I’m using apple since 1986, when I was a kid, and I never felt betrayed in such a way…

Is anyone working on updating MagicNoiseKiller to make is as magic as before under 10.4.6?

By: archad Mon, 08 May 2006 13:44:38 +0000 I don’t have a MBP heat or noise problem because I have delayed my new mac purchase until you fine geeks either fix it or Apple gets their butt into gear and sorts out the problem!

It seems they have been spending more time trying to enslave the masses with the iPod revolution than attending to the needs of their loyal developer/designer customer base.

I have really been waiting for the 17″, firewire 800 and dual layer burning! Does the 17 also have the heat and noise issues?

If they don’t get it sorted soon I will be running OS X on a Sony or Dell!

By: Dora Fri, 05 May 2006 00:03:27 +0000 mirror and MNK doesnt work for me too. 10.4.6 and all the other updates are installed. Only way looks like quite MBP now.

By: Andrew Thu, 04 May 2006 04:02:49 +0000 The mirror widget no longer works for me. It works while running, but when I turn it off, the whine reappears. Just started today . . . MNK never worked for me either . . . no idea what to do, guess i’ll leave mirror running, but that’s an ever crappier work around . . .

By: Angie Wed, 19 Apr 2006 02:08:06 +0000 serial # W86121EHVJ2

1. CPU Whine: YES, when I unplugged the power it was obvious. However, I just started using Daniel’s MagicNoise Killer and the whine is barely there. I use the photobooth trick and it’s gone, but I undo the photobooth trick and it’s back some.

2. White Noise: YES, simply the left fan constantly working to keep my lap a bit cooler than I might be otherwise. No problem to me.

3. Hot: YES.
My MacBook doesn’t do the whine unless I have my power unplugged.

By: chris kearney Mon, 17 Apr 2006 20:32:25 +0000 It would be interesting to start cataloging serial numbers. ie: I have such-and-such serial number, and I experience the following. Just a thought.

By: Angie Fri, 14 Apr 2006 02:51:09 +0000 I got my MacBookPro a couple of weeks ago even after reading about the annoying noises and hearing a particularly loud online demonstration. I didn’t notice the noise at all for the first week. I only recently noticed that every time I took the power cord off, a significant “buzz” or “tiny grind” started. To any flutists out there, it reminds me of the overtone you hear when two flutes are harmonizing correctly.

I read up on redsweater’s fixes and felt confident enough to give one a try.

I liked QuietMBP’s slider, but after reading about the 11 minute battery life difference, I opened up MagicNoiseKiller. I have 10.4.6, 1.83 GHz, and 1 GB RAM, and MNK is working great. I can still notice a slight whirring noise when I unplug the power, but it is not half the volume of the original defect.

Good work, Daniel!