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.
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.
Posted by: John on March 31, 2004 04:22 PM
Posted by: blackjack on July 4, 2005 11:24 PM