MBP hard drive clicking then freezing/pinwheel

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by bigtallguy, May 15, 2011.

  1. bigtallguy macrumors member

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    About every other day now my laptop will lock up with the pinwheel and the hard drive will have this loud clicking noise, I was able to film it this time it happened. It usually lasts for about a minute, then goes away for about 5 minutes and comes back and it will keep happening until i shut off my computer and turn it back on. Anyone have ideas? I believe my hd is failing, it is not the factory hd. It is a replacement 500GB one. Please help if anyone knows anything!

    Here is a link to a video that i took of it http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PCJWmKrO6rg

    Also here is a picture of my boot up screen about a week and a half ago when all of this started getting to be almost a daily thing. Don't know what caused that boot up screen also.
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  2. Samuriajackon macrumors 6502

    Samuriajackon

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    I had the same problem and I just ended up putting the drive back in the MacBook. Two theories. Either the drive Apple sells us is propriety(which i don't think) or the sudden motion sensor stuff is messing with your heads. I was getting the beachball thing when the macBook was just sitting around, so It's not the SMS(which you can disable if you wanna google it).

    But the drive clicking...that's a a pretty positive drive failure issue.
     
  3. eljanitor macrumors 6502

    eljanitor

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    Replace the drive its bad and probably will stop working soon.
     
  4. kobyh15 macrumors 6502a

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    Yeah you're drive is about to eat it. Back up your data and find a new one.
     
  5. bigtallguy thread starter macrumors member

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    Yeah, I tried that a couple days ago, no help. I think my drive is just about to crap out.
     

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