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clin86
Feb 15, 2008, 04:15 PM
Hey does any of you macbook air owners have their hard drives click when it is just idle? I checked the smart status and it all verified. I have the 1.6/80 version.
Thanks



psychofreak
Feb 15, 2008, 04:26 PM
BACK UP NOW! Seriously, its important, and phone Apple.

clin86
Feb 15, 2008, 04:37 PM
but it isnt very obvious and it doesnt happen all the time, it might not replicate the problem when i bring it in? so i was wondering if any of yours does this?

MacRumorUser
Feb 15, 2008, 05:10 PM
Describe the click... My MBA is deadly silent HDD & fan wise. :o

clin86
Feb 15, 2008, 05:12 PM
its not really a click, more like those super old hard drives that have lous processing noises, but this is just once....so kinda like a click. it doesnt happen consistently

clin86
Feb 15, 2008, 05:23 PM
actually its more like when you close it to sleep, you hear a click, its the same noise but happens intermittently

MacRumorUser
Feb 15, 2008, 05:36 PM
actually its more like when you close it to sleep, you hear a click, its the same noise but happens intermittently

:o Mine doesn't even make a noise when i close it to sleep.

acuratl2008
Feb 15, 2008, 05:47 PM
Mine makes more than the normal click also. It's more like a couple quick successions of clunks. It reminds me of the noise my video ipod made if I was doing something intensive.... Although I only hear the noises on my air every once in a while.

gcmexico
Feb 15, 2008, 05:49 PM
definitely back up all files and call Applecare or take it to the store...My MBAir doesn't make any noise, none what so ever. It's better to be safe than sorry, and it's expansive so make sure you have one that works!:D

kyleen66
Feb 15, 2008, 06:18 PM
Mine doesn't make any noise that I can hear.

If I was hearing HD noise I'd do what others are recommending. Back it up and call Apple. Get it exchanged or fixed.

beatzfreak
Feb 15, 2008, 06:20 PM
I thought we determined that the clicking was normal in this thread:

http://forums.macrumors.com/showthread.php?t=432799


Anyway, I took mine in to the Genius Bar and they said it was normal.

clin86
Feb 15, 2008, 06:21 PM
are you guys having the 1.6/80 too or the ssd? i just went to the apple store and they said it was a known issue and there was nothing they can do about it. also the battery takes insanely long to recharge. what should i do?

prominence
Feb 15, 2008, 06:51 PM
Hey does any of you macbook air owners have their hard drives click when it is just idle? I checked the smart status and it all verified. I have the 1.6/80 version.
Thanks

My hard-drive clicks when I move the laptop around, shake it lightly or flip it forward or backward, I think it is the automatic "apple technology" of "locking up and saving" the hard drive from hurting itself because it senses motion within the laptop?

Cybergypsy
Feb 15, 2008, 06:57 PM
Mine i here every so often...but never alot

clin86
Feb 15, 2008, 07:31 PM
isnt the clicking noise a sign that the hard drive is failing?

chp5592
Feb 15, 2008, 10:00 PM
I also hear the clicking sound, sounds like hd ipod clicks, try searching on youtube for example. I took to genius hoping to get it replaced but he said it was normal clicking sound of hd operations. Anyways, now I don't really notice it although it hasn't changed really. The fan issues and battery issues are much better now since hard reset and 10.5.2 upgrade.

TheMadBrewer
Feb 15, 2008, 10:50 PM
Damn you guys --- now I hear a click!

It is only when on battery, and not very often -- probably just when the drive is shutting down to save power. But it bothers me ask disk drives should not been seen and not be heard :)

mshepherd
Feb 15, 2008, 11:08 PM
its probably just the heads parking. Do you have your hard drive set to sleep when not active? Search mac mini HD clunk, you will read about mac minis that had a drive that did this all the time.

squaremon
Feb 16, 2008, 05:56 PM
mine does the every 20sec click sound but its not loud so it doesnt bother me. But, I do get loud click sound once awhile. the time is unpredictable. somtime every 30 min sometime 1hr or 2. its a random loud click that u can heard it for sure even with music on. Im gonna take it to apple n see wats going on:confused:

SailorMike
Feb 17, 2008, 12:25 PM
Mine started clicking on the second day. And then stopped clicking after a week. ???