2010 Macbook pro weird sound?

Loganicus

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Oct 9, 2012
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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
 
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Mal

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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
 

justperry

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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.
 

Loganicus

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Oct 9, 2012
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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!
 

Mal

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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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