MacBook Pro grinding on boot

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by ForestHymn, Nov 2, 2010.

  1. ForestHymn macrumors newbie

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    For the past several weeks now when I boot my MacBook Pro 15" i7 (only about 3 months old) the hard drive makes a grinding noise for about 3 seconds. It only happens on startup. It sounds to me like the hard drive head is moving all the way from one end of the hard drive platter to the other. I don't see any other issues and the laptop is otherwise silent.

    Is this something I need to worry about?

    P.S. I just rebooted again to see if it happens subsequently and it does. HOWEVER, I listened carefully and it sounds like it is coming straight from the DVD drive on the back right-side of the laptop. It sounds like the optical head is scanning for 2 seconds. Thanks.
     
  2. lickitysplit macrumors regular

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    you are probably hearing the CD drive being checked during boot
     
  3. ForestHymn thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Thanks! Just making sure my laptop is doing okay.
     
  4. Cinco macrumors newbie

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    Dec 19, 2010
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    Same here

    Thanks for your post. I have had my 13" for about 3 months as well and just started hearing the same noise at startup.
     

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