Macbook Pro unibody 2009 popping sound.

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by Artmuzz, Jan 14, 2010.

  1. Artmuzz macrumors 6502

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    My brand new MacBook Pro seems to have a problem.

    When I am downloading off the internet, I can hear a popping sound every 20 seconds. The sound seems to come from the hard drive.

    Is this normal?


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  2. Artmuzz thread starter macrumors 6502

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    I guess this is nothing to be worried about? Is it?


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  3. Winters macrumors member

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    It sounds like your hd might be about to die, you should probably have apple check your mbp.
     
  4. Artmuzz thread starter macrumors 6502

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    About to die!!!!:eek::eek::eek: I only bought my MacBook Pro brand new last week.:mad:

    When I say a popping sound, its not a loud sound - it sounds like a water drop sound from a tap but I hear it sometimes or every 20 seconds when downloading off the net.


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  5. Winters macrumors member

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    One more reason to have it checked, you probably were unlucky and had a bad hd fitted in your macbook pro.
     
  6. Artmuzz thread starter macrumors 6502

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    I am p****d with Apple:mad: I spent nearly two grand on this thing and this happens. I have lost my faith in Apple products now. Just to think Apple used to make quality machines:( Do they not check machines before they send them out to shops:mad:

    I would send it to an Apple store or repair centre but the nearest Apple store is 100 miles away and it means spending more money getting there. I bought my Macbook Pro from my local PC World as there is no Apple stores near me.


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  7. Artmuzz thread starter macrumors 6502

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    I did an Apple hardware Test and there are no problems. Everything is fine.:confused:


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  8. poena macrumors newbie

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    Or it could be a feature and not a fault. Maybe the sound you are hearing is the hard drive reading heads parking.
     
  9. Artmuzz thread starter macrumors 6502

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    I hope so. I just found something on the Apple site forum today and they are saying the same as yourself that it could be the hard drive heads parking.

    I only bought my new MacBook Pro brand new last week and it would p*** me off totally if it was my hard drive dieing. I was totally annoyed after spending hard earned cash two years ago on my first MacBook Pro to find out on this forum that it has a dodgy graphics card and that it will fail sooner or later hence the reason for my rant on this post about losing faith in Apple products when I was told that my new MacBook Pro has a failing Hard Drive.


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  10. Winters macrumors member

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    The problem with hd sounds is that its hard to tell if they are just head parking sounds which is more a bug than a feature if it happens so often or a real bad hd clicks if you just read about it on a forum ;).
    If your problem is really just head parking, there is a blog talking about it and different ways to try and reduce it, it may also help you check if it really is a head parking sound if the fix works.
     
  11. doug in albq Suspended

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    OS X is turning out to be notorious for creating CLIKCING HDD's THAT ARE NOT BROKEN, ONLY HIGHLY ANNOYING.

    I WONDER IF STEVE JOBS IS DEAF!

    HDAPM USED TO WORK, UNDER 10.6.2...NOT SO SURE.
     

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