2.16 MBP HD whine

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  1. Aj2488 macrumors regular

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    I went to empty trash (secure empty trash more specifically) and a few minutes into the process, the hard drive revved WAY WAY up and is whining horribly. Time for a new hard drive or is there anything I can do? Also getting the beach ball with almost everything I do now. Thanks.
     
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    Quick answer:::::

    What Mac do you have and what Mac OS X version does run on it? How old is that Mac?




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  3. Aj2488 thread starter macrumors regular

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    That was quick! 2.16 Intel Core Duo MBP. 10.6.2 Bought it in June of '06
     
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    I also just downloaded the new iTunes and now that its installing the sound came back.... and bad. (I restarted the MBP right after the first post and the whining was gone until the install started)
     
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    Try repairing permissions with the Snow Leopard DVD.

    And also please change your thread title to get the appropriate audience.


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    Ok thanks for the advice, I'll try repairing the permissions now. Also, thread title fixed, sorry.
     
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    Well, some permissions are repaired but the whine is still there when secure emptying trash... any other advice?
     
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    Ok so I repaired the disk permissions, emptied the trash and the whine came back fool force. Turned off MBP, turned back on a few minutes later and the whine started up right from the start. I'm now writing this on a friends PC with my Mac turned off. So now what should I do? Anything else I can try to fix this or is it time to get a new HD and is that even worth the repair costs? Thanks for any advice. :(
     
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    You could replace the HDD yourself if you have some knowledge in using simple tools.

    Look at www.ifixit.com for a guide for your MBP. It is quite a hassle with that MBP, but if you feel up to it, it would certainly be cheaper than getting someone else to do it.
    Do you have any warranty left for your MBP?

    Next time if you're in Disk Utility take a look at what the S.M.A.R.T. status does say?


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    No warranty left for me. Tried turning it on again and it won't even load up Finder... I'm fine with replacing it myself, however, is there anything I should know when ordering a new HD? HD size, brand (mac compatibility issues), etc.?
     
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    Any 2.5" HDD with an S-ATA interface and a maximum height of 9.5mm will do. The height is the most important property you should look out for. 12mm drives will not fit.

    The most reputable brands are Seagate, Western Digital and Hitachi.

    Look around this forum via MRoogle for more than dozens of dozen threads about the right HDD.
     
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    Thank you so much for all your help and the info. Much appreciated! :D
     
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    Would a 7200 RPM HD get to hot for the laptop in question?
     
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    Alright, picked up and installed a Western Digital Scorpio Black drive. 320 GB 7200 RPM and it seems to be working great! However, when I plugged in my external HD via USB it doesn't show up in finder or on the desktop. I'm hoping a restart with the drive hooked up will fix that... we'll see in a bit. If not I think I'll need some more advice! :D -----Restart did not work, the external is plugged in via USB, lights on and its spinning, any suggestions?
     

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