Register FAQ / Rules Forum Spy Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read
Go Back   MacRumors Forums > Apple Hardware > Notebooks > MacBook

Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Old Nov 14, 2010, 12:02 PM   #1
macrumors newbie
Join Date: Jun 2009
Weird scratching noise coming from computer

I have an aluminum macbook that is abou a year and a half old. It is making a weird scratching noise every few minutes. It sounds like I have DVD spinning in my disk drive and I am moving the laptop around. There is no disk in it so I am worried it's coming from my HD. Any ideas on what I should do?
wtfisflapdoodle is offline   0 Reply With Quote
Old Nov 14, 2010, 12:03 PM   #2
Hellhammer's Avatar
Join Date: Dec 2008
Location: Helsinki, Finland
Send a message via MSN to Hellhammer
Can you record the noise and upload it to us? HDs can be very noisy, especially when they get older
SSD Editor for AnandTech
You can also follow me in Twitter!
Hellhammer is offline   0 Reply With Quote
Old Nov 15, 2010, 03:35 PM   #3
Bill Gates
macrumors 68020
Bill Gates's Avatar
Join Date: Jun 2006
I'd be surprised if it were the HDD making the noise. The more likely culprit is the fan. See if you can identify where the noise is coming from.
Mid-2010 15" MacBook Pro / 2.66GHz / 8GB RAM / 240GB SSD
16GB iPhone 5
Bill Gates is offline   0 Reply With Quote

MacRumors Forums > Apple Hardware > Notebooks > MacBook

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump

Similar Threads
thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Weird CRAZY noises coming from my iPhone 4 vol. MY IPHONE IS POSSESSED tnisatard iPhone 19 Nov 22, 2010 01:29 AM
Weird popping noise coming from new iMac mattnotis iMac 6 Sep 3, 2010 02:55 PM
Weird noise coming from speakers yomibro Mac Pro 17 Nov 12, 2009 05:55 PM
Weird scratching noise coming out of my MBP.. kinkster MacBook Pro 9 Aug 17, 2009 05:52 PM
OK, Weird noises coming from MBP 17" kimosaabee MacBook Pro 10 Aug 16, 2009 08:20 PM

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 05:07 PM.

Mac Rumors | Mac | iPhone | iPhone Game Reviews | iPhone Apps

Mobile Version | Fixed | Fluid | Fluid HD
Copyright 2002-2013,, LLC