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Thursday, 14 August 2003

Eeek! HTTPS!

I swear to god, right now anytime my laptop makes an HTTPS connection (over wi-fi, at the moment), I can hear it go "eeek". Seriously. Not just any connection, I checked: only HTTPS.

Has this happened to anyone else?

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I get a consistent quiet sizzle noise on my 17" PowerBook, and a louder, somewhat annoying screeching noise during HTTPS connections in Safari.

Apparently it's a common problem on the 17"er, not so usual on the TiBook though.

http://forums.macnn.com/showthread.php?threadid=152978
http://forums.macnn.com/showthread.php?threadid=155783

Posted by: Max Salven on August 15, 2003 10:40 AM

Yes this happens to me! My friends think I'm nuts.

I think it's in the KDE rendering engine since it happens in Konq when running in X reportedly.!!!

Posted by: davidu on September 3, 2003 08:16 PM


Yup, as of last week. I think I mentioned that already.

Very strange. I already could hear it when I scrolled large documents or moved things around on the screen, but noise from the video hardware isn't uncommon. This is a new one.

Posted by: jbrandt on September 3, 2003 08:54 PM

I waited a while to confirm it, but you're right: I've always heard a high pitched squeaky noise whenever using HTTPS over wi-fi. HTTPS and wi-fi appear to be the only two variables involved.

This is on a 15" TiBook ca. Dec 2002.

Posted by: John Borwick on October 31, 2003 04:49 AM

I have the same issue with my Powerbook G4 15". https only - I use Safari. Bizarre!

Posted by: rob on November 6, 2003 05:39 AM

On Al 15" Powerbooks, this sound is happening whenever dreamweaver is running.

Anyone guessing some kind of cpu load issue? Dreamweaver is memory and process hogging app, FYI.

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