NOISES!

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by JCorn2, Jul 24, 2005.

  1. JCorn2 macrumors member

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    Help! My G4 powerbook is making the most awful grinding noises from time to time. They vary in intensity and volume from a hum to an ear piercing grind! When this happens, all applications freeze for the duration of the grind. Hard drive? Any ideas would be great!



    -joe
     
  2. mduser63 macrumors 68040

    mduser63

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    That sounds like the hard drive to me. If I were you, I'd back everything up to DVD or an external hard drive, and take the computer in. Grinding noises from a hard drive generally indicate a mechanical failure, which can't be fixed (at a reasonable cost anyway), so if it is in fact the hard drive, you'll need to have it replaced. Is your PB still under warranty?
     
  3. wdlove macrumors P6

    wdlove

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    It would be a very smart move to back up all your important data. Then take your PowerBook into your local Apple Store. I hope that it is only the HD.
     

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