Horrible HD Starting Up Sound During Start-Up?

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  1. HappyDude20 macrumors 68020

    HappyDude20

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    I've had my 13inch MBP for almost 3 months now. I love it.

    However within the past month and a half the hard drive on when I press the button for the laptop to turn on makes a horrible sound. A mechanical sound of the hard drive..turning on or starting up or something. It's like, kinda embarassing to turn it on in public cause it sounds like a disabled electronic robot baby yelling for help.

    I'm wondering, what can be done?

    When I first got my MBP when it turned on it did not make a noise at all. at all. but now all of a sudden it does?

    And let me tell you, when I had my original white macbook from 2006-early 2009 it began making the same noise in like mid-07. Therefore I know i'm not the only one to have ever heard this noise before.

    Any words, advice or news you can give me regarding this?
     
  2. A Macbook Pro macrumors 6502

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    If it's ''dee dee doowidoo''. Then I have the same thing.
     
  3. kolax macrumors G3

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    It's the optical drive checking if theres a disc.

    All Macs with slot-loading drives make the noise, some louder than others.
     
  4. A Macbook Pro macrumors 6502

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    I barely ever use the disc drive. Any way to disable this check?
     
  5. cluthz macrumors 68040

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    Why would you turn of the computer?
    I reboot mine once a month, else I just sleep it.
    Mine have made that noise since day one, but I really never thought anything about.
     
  6. rekhyt macrumors 65816

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    Hahahahaha! Perfect sound effect of it. Spot on.

    Ohhhh... I have been wondering for years if it was a sign of the HD failing. Lol. :)

    Energy saving, maybe?
     
  7. HappyDude20 thread starter macrumors 68020

    HappyDude20

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    i guess the end result would be... is there anyway to fix it?

    I wonder what applecare would say about this...

    hmm.
     
  8. Angelo95210 macrumors 6502a

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    Are you sure this noise is normal ? Hard drives about to die do some weird sounds too... careful ! But I don't want to throw you in a panic. Just be sure to have a backup drive in case of.
     
  9. sukanas macrumors 6502a

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    its a COMPLETELY normal thing.. i would just get used to it and move on.
     
  10. Angelo95210 macrumors 6502a

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    I hope it's normal too, but sounds really bad :
     
  11. nigameash macrumors 6502

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    my umbp june 09 version has been making the sound ever since i got it. i thought it was a special sound only made by the unibodies :p as my santa rosa mbp never made any such noises!
     
  12. HappyDude20 thread starter macrumors 68020

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    it sounds like a retarded robot having an orgasm.
     

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