Macbook Pro HD

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by wesjones, Feb 8, 2009.

  1. wesjones macrumors newbie

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    Hello, my mac has starting making a ticking noise from the hard drive, its a 7200 200g, mac is only around 8 months old, but it is so slow on start up, and you can hear this noise in till it logs in and all programs are loaded then its fine,

    Do you think the hard drive is on its way out hard drive is
    Hitachi HTS722020K9SA00

    Thanks
    Wes
     
  2. Quu macrumors 68020

    Quu

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    Make sure you have a Backup. Use Time Machine or Carbon Copy cloner or just Disk Utility to create a good backup and do it regularly until you can source a new drive or the one you have dies. I'd personally buy a new one immediately.
     
  3. wesjones thread starter macrumors newbie

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    thanks, ive done a backup using time machine, but only my users folder as i couldnt get all the other problems to work, how do you do a restore then?

    also would the HD be covered under warranty
     
  4. cal6n macrumors 68000

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    Read this. It's not looking good.

    *edit* Should be covered under warranty, though.
     
  5. wesjones thread starter macrumors newbie

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    its not a loud click more like a soft clicking noise coming from the HD,
    just the slowness that is worring me as i have done a disk repair and check it, and do not have anything on startup
     
  6. cal6n macrumors 68000

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    Yes, I understand. That's why I posted that link. It's worth running some tests and sending your data in.

    My 8 month old drive hasn't started making noises yet but SMARTutility has identified "old-age" related problems. It may be due to excessive cycling, as may your problem.
     
  7. Ryox macrumors 6502a

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    Do you have AppeCare?
    Might be worth a purchase.
     
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  9. liquidtrend macrumors 6502

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    hmm...seems like you have the same laptop as i do.
    my 200g 7200rpm is very quite...
    in the event i would hear any type of noise i have not heard it the past, i would consider taking it into my local apple store and set up an appointment with the only genius behind the bar that isnt a turd.

    making sure you have a back up is very important, because if the problem increases...you may have to just get a new drive.
     

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