Macbook Pro constant "skipping" or "clicking sound

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by bgiff1010, Feb 2, 2011.

  1. bgiff1010 macrumors newbie

    Feb 2, 2011
    So my Macbook Pro unibody from late 2009 is making this weird noise whenever it is on. It used to do it once it was working too hard, but now it starts as soon as the computer opens. I recorded the sound and you can hear it HERE.
    Even when there are no applications running, it still seems overworked. This is what it sounds like with just Firefox going, and fans at 4734 rpm (says iStat Nano). If there is any other information you guys need to help I'll gladly oblige. Thanks!
  2. Dalton63841 macrumors 65816


    Nov 27, 2010
    More than likely it is the "death click". Where does it sound like it is coming from? That sound usually means your hard drive is going to go.
  3. Btrthnezr3 macrumors 6502a


    Aug 5, 2010
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    Make sure you back up all your data...
  4. bgiff1010 thread starter macrumors newbie

    Feb 2, 2011
    Hmm maybe "clicking" was an inaccurate word to describe it, I looked up this Click of Death on youtube and it doesn't sound anything like that.

    It comes from the middle of the macbook, sounds like near the exhaust but it is hard to tell. It sounds like it normally would if it was trying to run a few applications, but now it is more distinct. Not sure how else to describe it.
  5. bgiff1010 thread starter macrumors newbie

    Feb 2, 2011

    Go figure my external hard drive stopped working a couple of weeks ago, so lost all that data. I'd go out and get a new one today but I'm stuck in this blizzard :(
  6. ExiledMafia macrumors regular

    Jan 26, 2011
    Back up your data now before its too late, hopefully its just a hard drive problem. If it is pic up a new SSD and get an external to back up your data. Its a win win solution:D
  7. bgiff1010 thread starter macrumors newbie

    Feb 2, 2011
    If money is not an option then yes, but being in college I currently can't afford such expenses, external hard drive yes but SSD's probably not. Of course if it does come to the hard drive failing of some sort then adjustments will have to be made. Any recommendations on where to start looking for SSD's? Not really sure where to start, of course lower priced ones are of more interest :p

    Thanks for the help guys!

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