Loud Crackling Noise From MBP [Sound Clip Included]

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by dyauspita, Oct 20, 2009.

  1. dyauspita macrumors newbie

    Oct 20, 2009
    Hi All,

    I am new to this forum and would really appreciate your help on this issue.

    My Macbook Pro 15" [2 GHz Intel Core Duo, OS X 10.5.7, 1 GB 667 MHz DDR2 SDRAM] makes a loud crackling, chainsaw-like noise from the upper left part of the keyboard. I think it maybe the fan but I'm not sure.

    I've attached an audio clip of the noise:

    20091009 175820.m4a - 3.78MB

    OR (in case the first one doesn't work)


    How worried should I be? Your help will be greatly appreciated.

  2. elliethebug macrumors newbie

    Oct 16, 2009

    Hey there!
    It does not sound like the HDD is about to go (I have had that when I first bought my MB-Apple faithfully swapped it for a new and better machine...Those were the good ol'times...)
    Take it in and most important, anything you care to save make copies/back up/whatever it takes.
    Good Luck!
  3. pdubak macrumors member

    Oct 20, 2009
    The harddrive is located in the bottom leftside of the keyboard (to the left of the trackpad). The only thing spinning on the UPPER leftside would be a fan.

    That sounds like a fan to me.

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