Clicking/Ticking/Popping sound on MBP

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by November, Apr 2, 2008.

  1. November macrumors regular

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    I was using it yesterday when I started to hear this clicking sound coming from the top right hand of the keyboard I think (though I could be wrong). The sound sounds like a clock ticking or more acurately like the sound your ipod nano makes when you are scrolling.

    It was a constant ticking sound with paced intervals every 10 -30 seconds or so. This happened for about 3 hours and when I used it in the morning the noise went but later returned.

    Help? :(

    edit: It's the hard drive for sure.
     
  2. zhivago1974 macrumors newbie

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    Constant Ticking on MBP

    I am having the same problem. I just bought my MBP two weeks ago and this constant ticking (sounds like a clock) has been going on since the moment I opened the box. Even when I put the computer on mute it still sounds. I've checked everywhere to determine what might be causing this, but I have come to no conclusions. It makes this sound regardless if it's plugged in or running on a battery.

    If someone has some insight - I would love to have this feature turned off. It's like a constant dripping faucet and you don't know where the faucet is!!!
     
  3. e12a macrumors 68000

    e12a

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    Try going to System Preferences > Energy Saver > [uncheck put hard disks to sleep whenever possible]
     
  4. MacBain macrumors newbie

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    I have the same issue. "uncheck put harddisk to sleep" makes no difference. It still clicks and pops once every 9-20 seconds (not very loud though). It has done this ever since I got it last summer. Sometimes I think I feel lag, when it sounds, but maybe its just my imagination.:confused:
     
  5. zhivago1974 macrumors newbie

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    Still Clicking

    No luck - it still clicks. Mine doesn't seem like it would be the hard drive - but I am a new mac user, so who the heck knows. I may have to take it in just to figure out what this is.
     
  6. alphaod macrumors Core

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    You can always take it to the store to get it checked out. I know I visited the store at least 3 times the first week.
     

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