Mac made wierd sound, slower now

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by -mattias-, Apr 11, 2016.

  1. -mattias- macrumors member

    Dec 11, 2009
    Just got home after having rode on my bicycle with my Mac in a bag. Last time I used it, it was drained for battery, but when I got home and plugged the power in and turned it on, it said this weird sound. So I turned it off. Even after it was turned off, it made the sound. Then I unplugged the power and the sound lasted another 5 seconds before it stopped. Then I turned my Mac back on, the sound was gone, but now it seems run a bit slower.

    I don't know if my Mac has gotten any knocks when it was in my bag.

    Took this video of the sound just when I had unplugged the power:

    Anyone know what this can be? Thanks!
  2. JTToft macrumors 68040

    Apr 27, 2010
    Aarhus, Denmark
    Sounds like the optical drive misbehaving a bit. Got a disc in there?
    I honestly doubt it could have any impact on the performance of your machine post-restart.
  3. -mattias- thread starter macrumors member

    Dec 11, 2009
    Thanks for the answer!
    But no, I don't.
    I think it could be the trackpad not responding all the time actually. Is there any way to test, if it's not working 100%?
  4. Fishrrman macrumors P6


    Feb 20, 2009
    That sounds very much like the optical drive "spinning up" and then "spinning back down".

    Are you -sure- there's no disc in it?
  5. arggg14 macrumors 6502a

    Dec 30, 2014
    reboot, hold D
  6. -mattias- thread starter macrumors member

    Dec 11, 2009
    I'm sure there's no disc in it. Have tried the eject button and have checked with Disk Utility.

    After having used it for 2 days now, I've noticed the following:
    The trackpad doesn't always respond when I click on it, though if I tap, it works all the time.
    The bootup time have increased significantly.
  7. -mattias- thread starter macrumors member

    Dec 11, 2009
    It takes my Mac about 30 seconds from the startup sound to the Apple logo appearing and then an additional extra time for the loading bar to complete. Is that normal?

    Also just took the extended Apple Hardware Test. It said there was no problems...

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