Macbook Pro static

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by nlacey, May 12, 2012.

  1. nlacey macrumors newbie

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    Hello All

    I am having a problem with my macbook pro. A few weeks ago it would make this static sound and freeze up. I would restart the computer and all seemed well. It would do this a few times a week. Today I go to boot the computer and it starts making that same static noise and doesn't make it past the grey screen. I recorded it and attached it below. Has anyone had this issue?

    http://youtu.be/OoiHRMRYWZI
     
  2. Astroboy907 macrumors 65816

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    It sounds like the HDD has gone bad- does it sometimes show a folder with a question mark?
     
  3. ezramoore macrumors 6502a

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    Sounds very much like your hard drive is failing.

    If you're not backed up, shut the machine down NOW and take it to a professional.
     
  4. nlacey thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Thanks for the quick reply. I'm trying to think hard and see if there is anything on it that I didn't have backed up. I don't think so. So all I need to do is buy a new hard drive and swap it out?
     
  5. ezramoore macrumors 6502a

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    Yes. Of course you'll have to reload your OS and software.
     
  6. jdwagner888 macrumors regular

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    for sure a hard drive. that sound you are hearing are the heads rubbing on the disks.
     
  7. nlacey thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Ouch...so even if I wanted to retrieve the info on that is on it...i'm probably SOL? Since the heads are scraping the disks?
    Any suggestions for a new drive....brand,model ??
     
  8. Astroboy907 macrumors 65816

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    I'd avoid seagate (IMO), I had a drive fail on me within 3 months. WD is what I am using now for backups, no problems. The Scorpio Blue model should be great for your mac. Its cheap too ;)
     
  9. jdwagner888 macrumors regular

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    The risks of a drive going bad are with all of the brands. Just do your research and find one that will work best for you.
     
  10. ezramoore macrumors 6502a

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    I'll second both the recommendation for a new WD (I'd get the Black drive, they're not that much more), and the warning to stay away from Seagates.
     

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