clonking noise?

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  1. hidea macrumors regular

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    Heyas,


    I'm wodnering what this 'clonking' noise that's coming from my MBP 17", and where is it coming from exactly?

    I have a feeling it's sorta coming from the speaker area, left speaker.. sorta mid-top.

    it sounded like a mix of boing and clonk. like.. "Tch-Plong" I hope it isn't the harddrive head :/
     
  2. yoda13 macrumors 65816

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    Hmm, may need a sound clip to be of any use to you...

    Maybe someone else has some ideas...:confused:
     
  3. macsrockmysocks macrumors regular

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    Do you think that the speaker could be faulty? I think you should call Apple.
     
  4. mad jew Moderator emeritus

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    Mute your volume for a while and see if it pops up again. Alternatively, plug in headphones or external speakers and see whether the problem carries through. :)
     
  5. Heb1228 macrumors 68020

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    Its kind of funny how difficult it is to spell noises.

    Give us some more info if muting the volume doesn't help. How often does it happen? How loud is it? Does it happen more often if you're moving the machine?
     
  6. hidea thread starter macrumors regular

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    heyas,

    the speakers are off. Well, it isn't that loud, but it's noticeable when you actually in a quite room. it isn't the whine, it's a tad bit louder than the whine, and it comes on, only every so often. every 3-5 mins interval.

    it isn't the usual hard drive cricking noise (when a harddrive "thinks", or read/write).
     
  7. mad jew Moderator emeritus

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    Is there any way you could record it for us? Has it always happened or did it just start? :)
     
  8. hidea thread starter macrumors regular

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    Hmm... it's hard to record, and it isn't like it's constant. Bleh... :(

    That's okay I suppose, thanks for the attempt! This is time to put applecare into a test :p
     
  9. Dont Hurt Me macrumors 603

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    That sounds like a hard drive to me, better get ready with a back up plan.
     
  10. mmmcheese macrumors 6502a

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    My 15" is doing the same thing...and it sounds like the hard drive to me. Luckly, my replacement machine should be here today (for an unrelated problem), so I shouldn't have to worry...we'll see I guess.
     

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