MBP keeps beachballing and making a weird sound

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by DAAAAAAAVE, Nov 12, 2009.

  1. DAAAAAAAVE macrumors regular

    DAAAAAAAVE

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    For the past few days my MBP has been slow. Ridiculously slow. Beachballing to open safari etc. I have just noticed that as it tries to load things it makes a weird sound. A short burring sounds followed by a long one then a short one. Don't know if that is relevant. Earlier today it froze so i had to do a hard shutdown (hold down the power button) and then it wouldn't boot. I ended up booting it off the snow leopard disc. This problem seemed to start when i started playing wow again but i had it installed for a long time. Could this be heat related?
     
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    DAAAAAAAVE

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    now it has started freezing needing a hard restart and then not booting. It will show the white screen with the apple logo then go to a blue one with a little rotating circle like the one under the apple logo on the white screen but just not boot. I booted off the snow leopard cd and re installed and that worked for about a day then it stuffed up again. I then reset the PRAM and the SMC and it booted then just sat there beachballing then froze. Could someone please help? I am about to take it in to a repairer but if anyone has had this happen to them it would be useful to here from you
     

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