I have scoured the net for some advice on a recent issue with my MacBook. It was for several years fast and silent but now the browser (fx 18.0.2) is perceptibly slower and there is a hum where I touch the keyboard which is not the fan - so I'm guessing hard-disk.
Core-2 duo 2GB ram
I have repaired permissions (which btw broke iPhoto and Preview so I had to reinstall them) AND verified the hard-disk.
- Is it advisable to ignore the hum as a suspension issue from dried out rubber and add a folded napkin between the HD and the battery as some suggested?
- is it worth it to add some RAM (I think I know the answer ;)
- The real question: is it worth getting a new SSD and get rid of any moving parts?
My biggest fear is getting a new mac for some 1500 usd to find that it is NOT as silent as this used to be