MBP hard drive grind? and constant fans running

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by jbruce2112, Oct 2, 2006.

  1. jbruce2112 macrumors newbie

    Oct 2, 2006
    Hi, i just bought my macbook pro 2 months ago and everything has been going well with it. No sign of problems typical to the machine that i have read on this forums before.

    Just a few days ago I installed the 10.4.8 update and noticed that CoreDuoTemp is always showing that it is running full processor, even when idle. Today I am noticing that the fans are constantly running and when I am loading a program or web site the left side of the computer (i'm assuming this is the hard drive) makes somewhat of a grinding sound.

    Now I have heard this sound on PCs I've used it the past and have gotten use to it, but I have noticed that the MBP has been completly silent up untill now. And I also googled the hard drive sound and got a few results that the drive might be failing?? I haven't dropped it at all, and I ran disk utility to result the need for minor repair on the hdd surface. I did that but i still have the same problems.

    Anyone? or am I making something out of nothing? What do others expierence with their fans and cpu after the update?

  2. rmarasa macrumors member

    Aug 14, 2006
    London, UK
    I had the EXACT same issue, and now everything is sounding and running normally. I don't know what's up, but you're not alone. I suspected a grinding, off-kilter fan that would need an Apple replacement. The system was too loud to be used in any way.
  3. jbruce2112 thread starter macrumors newbie

    Oct 2, 2006
    well it's not nearly loud enough that i can't work or do anything on it, and it's really only when it is loading a program or web site. apple fixed yours then? they said they replaced a fan?
  4. cdpilkington macrumors member

    Apr 12, 2006
    Exact same problem here, expect iirc mine cropped up a bit before the 10.4.8 update. Fans were loud enough to be heard across the room, very noticeable in my case.
    I described the problem to an Apple reseller in Edniburgh who said it might be something to do with the logic board, and he said it would be best to bring it in so they can send it off to apple for replacement.

    Later tonight I was backing up through SuperDuper! before sending it off, and the FW connection dropped out before it transferred everything. Later when testing my new 5G iPod and transferring songs iTunes crashed continously and also didn't get to finish transferring. Programs have been running unreliably, launching slowly etc the last 2 days I noticed. Reboot seems to have made programs work alright again though.

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