HELP! Leaving for Michigan Tomorrow!

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by kildraik, Jul 20, 2006.

  1. kildraik macrumors 6502a

    kildraik

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    I have the latest model 1.42GHz 14" iBook (bought in January) and just now when I woke it from sleep, it started making a clicking sound in the harddrive, as if it was getting stuck. It was operating fine, but the hard drive would spin up, slow down, spin up then slow down and click, then would stop, and this would happen over and over again. I shut it down and havn't restarted it because I don't want a fatal error or kernal panic to occur. I don't get it. I have babied it and have done nothing out of the ordinary. I leave for Michigan at 4 in the morning tomorrow, and have been hoping to bring it. Is the clicking sound, to blatant, bad? If so, what should I do? There will not be an apple store anywhere near me up there. I need help now!
     
  2. Aperture macrumors 68000

    Aperture

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    Hi. Sorry to hear about you iBook.:( Unfortunately, it sounds like your HD is about to go. If I were you, I would quickly start to backup any files you need on it to CDs, flash drive, external HD, the web, whatever. You're probably going to have to replace the hard drive. Thats my advice. Hope it helps.

    Kevin

    <edit>Anyone know what time AppleCare is open to or is it 24/7? I would call them and ask if you can.</edit>
     
  3. kildraik thread starter macrumors 6502a

    kildraik

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    I just Verified the disk, nothing is wrong, and so i restarted it, the clicking is now gone. Should I still be worried???:confused: :(
     
  4. Aperture macrumors 68000

    Aperture

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    If your saying it is completely gone, I wouldn't be too worried. If it starts up again, make sure you backup your files. Some other members might have something to add too.

    Kevin
     
  5. runninmac macrumors 65816

    runninmac

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    Oh no NOT MICHIGAN!
    (jk I live there)

    Well I would just back everything up ASAP, there are 3 Apple Stores in Michigan, 1 in the Grand Rapids area and 2 in the Detroit area.
     
  6. kildraik thread starter macrumors 6502a

    kildraik

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    Lol! But I'm going to be in Indian River, and theose are WAY out of my way. The clicking is gone, everything is working fine now, but when I get back from michigan than I am going to contact AppleCare.
     
  7. musicalmcs8706 macrumors regular

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    I live there too, but not for much longer as I'm going to college in Minnesota. I'll miss the lake for sure.
     

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