Very Load Noise coming from MBP!

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by dizz, Aug 8, 2006.

  1. dizz macrumors newbie

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    Hey all I have had my MBP for about 4 months now. Just today it has started making very loud noises. I have had the whine but not the noise now. It is very loud and also vibrating. I think it may be the fan or HD.

    Any ideas or suggestions on what to do? Also I purchased the Mac in THailand but I am now in Canada, will they fix/replace under the same warrenty?

    Thanks.
     
  2. Judo macrumors regular

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    Yep. All macs are covered by a world wide warranty, so you're OK.

    Could be your hard drive, so start backing up anything you don't want to lose.

    Is there a CD or DVD inserted in the optical drive?
     
  3. Shadow macrumors 68000

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    Back up NOW. The more you use it, the faster it will die (if its the HD).

    Use Time Machine :p.
     
  4. dizz thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Nope no disk in the optical drive. Should I continue to use my mac in this condition? This is my primary computer as I travel and I can't afford not to use it.

    Thanks again for the help.
     
  5. mad jew Moderator emeritus

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    As everyone said, keep everything backed up. Apple has a worldwide warranty on their portables so you should be able to get it fixed by them in Canada.

    Also, ensure that your hard disk is okay by heading to Disk Utility, selecting your hard drive on the left pane and clicking Verify Disk (not Verify Disk Permissions). If it comes up with an error, report back. :)
     
  6. dizz thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Verifying volume “MacBook Pro”
    Checking HFS Plus volume.
    Checking Extents Overflow file.
    Checking Catalog file.
    Illegal name
    Illegal name
    Checking multi-linked files.
    Checking multi-linked files.
    g Catalog hierarchy.",0)
    Checking Extended Attributes file.
    Checking volume bitmap.
    Checking volume information.
    Volume Header needs minor repair
    Volume Header needs minor repair
    0 %)
    The volume MacBook Pro needs to be repaired.

    Error: The underlying task reported failure on exit


    Verifying volume “WINDOWS”
    ** /dev/disk0s3
    ** Phase 1 - Read FAT
    ** Phase 2 - Check Cluster Chains
    ** Phase 3 - Checking Directories
    ** Phase 4 - Checking for Lost Files
    20625 files, 2194368 free (274296 clusters)
    Mounting Disk

    1 HFS volume checked
    Volume needs repair
    1 non HFS volume checked
    Volume passed verification



    This is the report I got from Disk Utility.
     
  7. mad jew Moderator emeritus

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    Okay, you need to either boot from the OSX disc and repair your drive using the bundled Disk Utility, or you need to run fsck. Either of these should fix your problem. :)
     
  8. dizz thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Would that actually fix the sounds coming from the HD?
     
  9. mad jew Moderator emeritus

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    Most likely. There's only one way to find out. ;)
     
  10. Sun Baked macrumors G5

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    Yes we will need pictures of the drive take apart procudure.

    [​IMG]
     
  11. iBookG4user macrumors 604

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    I would suggest that you backup your data and then trying to repair the hard drive from disk utility.
     

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