2010 Macbook pro weird sound?

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  1. Loganicus, Oct 9, 2012
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    Loganicus macrumors newbie

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    Hi, my macbook pro just started to randomly make a really weird sound. When I opened the laptop there was a weird buzzing sound, almost like a harddrive spinning or a cd spinning. Now here's the weird part. If I push on top of the keyboard in the middle the sounds stop, but immediately upon letting go it starts again. It isn't as loud as it was when I initially opened it this morning. I have applecare, but can't get there because I am currently in college without a car. Please let me know if you need any information and I will post once I get back from class in a couple of hours.

    Thanks in advance,

    Logan


    This is a 15 inch macbook pro if that information is needed
     
  2. Mal macrumors 603

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    Almost certainly a fan causing that noise. Might just need to be cleaned out. How good are you with electronics and tools?

    jW
     
  3. justperry macrumors 604

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    Are you sure there is no DVD/CD inside, if that is not the case then I would recommend you to make a back up, looks like the HDD is on its way out.

    Or what Mal suggested.
     
  4. Loganicus thread starter macrumors newbie

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    @ Mal
    I would like to think that I would be able to do that, but everytime I think about opening my laptop I grow hesistant for the fear that my applecare will be voided. Is this just a simple open, clean, close? Thanks again

    @Justperry
    I am positive that there isn't any cd inside. I've barely used the cd drive actually :). I was afraid that it might be the harddrive. Do you happen to know if this is covered by applecare? Thanks for the advice, I'm definitely going to make a quick backup with timemachine just in case.


    The noise has actually died down a bit just by sitting here using it. Would that point more to a fan or harddrive?

    Thanks for the responses everyone!
     
  5. Mal macrumors 603

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    Just get some compressed air, take off the bottom cover, blow it out, and put back on the cover, without touching anything inside.

    jW
     

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