Macbook is making odd noises

Samelson03

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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?
 

Jason Beck

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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?
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.
 
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Samelson03

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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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