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high pitched whine from TiBook drive
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Will Russell
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Mar 21, 2002, 09:52 AM

So how many TiBook users have a high pitched whine coming from the hard drive? I'm trying to figure if it's worth replacing mine, but maybe they all whine like this. I don't mind the whirring, but the whine is pretty irritating...
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Mar 21, 2002, 06:40 PM
My Ti667 is very quiet. No whining whatsoever.
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Mar 26, 2002, 09:04 PM
yup, i had a high pitched whine from my hard drive. the older, non-fluid bearing hard drives will do that. nothign functionally wrong, just old bearings.

upgrade to the newer fluid-bearing drives from ibm or toshiba and you'll have a much nicer/quieter computer. all new powerbooks/ibooks use the fluid-bearing drives now i think.

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Mar 31, 2002, 05:41 PM
The whining noise on my Ti 400 is not from the hard drive, but from the screen being on too bright. When I turn the brightness down to two "clicks" from max, the whining stops.

Any suggestion on how to fix this?
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