little sounds from my hard drive … i think.

Discussion in 'MacBook' started by hraven, Aug 1, 2011.

  1. hraven macrumors newbie

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    Starting the day before yesterday I noticed a very small sound coming from the area of the left side of the wrist rest. It's not a regular sound, it just kind of happens every few minutes or whatever but not on a regular cycle or anything. It's like a mechanical sliding sound ending in a very quiet click. Now when I say it's quiet, I mean it is very quiet, as in the room has to be totally silent and I have to have my ear within a foot of the computer to hear it.

    Is this something bad? I have looked up failing hard drive sounds and nothing I have heard or read about sounds like this. I hope I am just being paranoid and it's a normal hard drive sound, but I thought I would ask since I have 8 days of warranty left and if it's failing I don't want to find out in a month or two.

    The disk is: "TOSHIBA MK2555GSXF Media" and when I do a SMART check it says it's verified.
     
  2. rgarjr macrumors 603

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    its probably just the head of the hard drive doing their thing.
     
  3. hraven thread starter macrumors newbie

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    That's what I was hoping. Also the rubber coating on the bottom has bubbled up and come lose from that same corner so I was wondering if perhaps that is causing the sounds to be not quite as muffled as they usually are?
     

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