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Quiksilver07070, Computer Support Specialist
Category: Mac
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Experience:  Consultant within every computer and networking category. Troubleshoot and maintain various operating systems. Sales Engineering.
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My mac is making popcorn crackling noises, i've used it for

Customer Question

My mac is making popcorn crackling noises
JA: How much experience do you have with this particular machine?
Customer: i've used it for 2 years on a user basis
JA: What troubleshooting have you tried?
Customer: none yet
JA: The Mac expert can solve this for you. Anything else you want him to know before I connect you two?
Customer: no
Submitted: 2 months ago.
Category: Mac
Expert:  Quiksilver07070 replied 2 months ago.

Hello and thank you for choosing


Im very sorry to hear you are having poppong sounds coming from the Mac computer......and I do not have good news for you, unfortunately.


YOu are having hardware failure......and you need to power this machine OFF IMMEDIATELY, as what you are describing can lead to the machine potentially catching fire.


Once the machine is off, you MUST take it in to a service center..

There is no troubleshooting a consumer can do.

Expert:  Quiksilver07070 replied 2 months ago.

Opening another request wont help.


It will be closed as duplicate request.


Im sorry to give you this news......but when your computer makes popping sounds, you need to power the machine OFF IMMEDIATLY.

Then pull the computer apart and test each component individually for the culprit.

Theres nothign you can do unless you have a computer technical Testing Bench for Apple products?