Macbook is making odd noises

Discussion in 'MacBook' started by Samelson03, Dec 4, 2009.

  1. Samelson03 macrumors 6502

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    I've had my macbook for a good 2-3 years. I put in a movie and heard it vibrating and clicking. It then started to make a noise and got louder and louder like it was going to explode. I searched some forums and someone said that it means your hard drive is dying. What do you think it is? should I go into Apple and have them look at it?
     
  2. Jason Beck macrumors 68000

    Jason Beck

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    Cedar City, Utah
    #2
    If you put a movie in and that happens, it is probably the drive mechanism
    failing. Buy a replacement superdrive for it. You can score a replacement off
    Ebay pretty cheap. Or check:
    http://eshop.macsales.com/search/internal+opticals
    Look for your make n'*model there skipper.
    Also try "cleaning" the drive first with an aftermarket dvd/computer dvd drive cleaner from.. walmart
    or something.
     
  3. Samelson03 thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Where do I buy a superdrive from? how much does it cost? do you still think I should go to the Apple store?
     

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