Hard Drive making weird noise

crazy$hark

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I have a 13 inch macbook pro which i had for about 2-3 year. For some reason, my hard drive makes a weird metal screeching noise and also my computer over heats very quickly. What is the problem?
 

GTANJ

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I have a 13 inch macbook pro which i had for about 2-3 year. For some reason, my hard drive makes a weird metal screeching noise and also my computer over heats very quickly. What is the problem?
Hard to tell what the problem is without hearing it. You should bring it in to an Apple store to have it checked out. :)
 

crazy$hark

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Hard to tell what the problem is without hearing it. You should bring it in to an Apple store to have it checked out. :)
If it's the hard drive, will they replace it at an apple store (and if yes at what price for a 500gb hdd)?
 

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I have a 13 inch macbook pro which i had for about 2-3 year. For some reason, my hard drive makes a weird metal screeching noise and also my computer over heats very quickly. What is the problem?
If your computer was overheating, it would shut down, it's normal for it to feel warm to the touch. Make sure you have a proper backup, your hard drive may be on its way out.
 
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GTANJ

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If it's the hard drive, will they replace it at an apple store (and if yes at what price for a 500gb hdd)?
I imagine that, if it was the hard drive, you could replace it yourself. You can find hard drives on almost any online technology retailer. I'd try Amazon. However, make sure you know that it is a hard drive problem before you go about replacing it.
 

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If you have access to a PC and can connect the HDD to it, I recommend getting the FreeDOS program Spinrite. It's a hard drive recovery and maintenance tool.

If your HDD is making those noises, it's demise may be near. Run that program and it may do 1 of 2 things. It may repair it altogether, or buy you more time to get a new HDD and move your data over to it.
 
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If you have access to a PC and can connect the HDD to it, I recommend getting the FreeDOS program Spinrite. It's a hard drive recovery and maintenance tool.

If your HDD is making those noises, it's demise may be near. Run that program and it may do 1 of 2 things. It may repair it altogether, or buy you more time to get a new HDD and move your data over to it.
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Is there anything else I can use instead of spin rite- I only have another mac I can use - no PC
 

speedbumpnv

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Odd hard drive sounds are never good. I see an SSD upgrade in your future!

Also, are you sure its the hard drive? A spinning scratching noise could also be a fan. You did mention it was getting a little warmer than normal...
 
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