MBP hard drive clicking then freezing/pinwheel

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

  1. bigtallguy macrumors member

    Jun 15, 2010
    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.
  2. Samuriajackon macrumors 6502


    Feb 9, 2009
    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


    Feb 10, 2011
    Replace the drive its bad and probably will stop working soon.
  4. kobyh15 macrumors 6502a

    Jan 29, 2011
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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

    Jun 15, 2010
    Yeah, I tried that a couple days ago, no help. I think my drive is just about to crap out.

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