MacBook Pro Making Strange Ticking Noise

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by wjs001, Sep 25, 2014.

  1. wjs001, Sep 25, 2014
    Last edited: Sep 25, 2014

    wjs001 macrumors newbie

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    My Macbook Pro is about 3 years old now. I believe it is the 2011 model. For the past week it has been making a ticking noise. You can hear it here.

    I know exactly which area it is coming from but i don't know which part is to blame. All i can say 100% is it is not the Optical Drive, Hard Drive or Fan (Although as you can see from this image it is close to both the drive and the Fan)
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    Any guidance would be greatly appreciated


    Thanks in advance.
     
  2. poiihy macrumors 68020

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  3. chipchen macrumors 6502

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    Try PRAM reset. Basically hold "P" + "R" + OPT + CMD while starting up. Keep holding and let it chime three times.

    Also, does it occur ALL the time? Have you tried creating a new user account and see if it happens when logged into that?
     
  4. wjs001 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Tried the PRAM reset but haven't tried the user account. Will try now and update. Poiihy, certainly does, and the noise is almost digital so that would explain it a little.

    Thanks sooooo much for your help guys. Really means a lot. :)
     

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