Occasional clicking noise

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  1. OscarTheGrouch macrumors 6502

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    Random, faint, internal. Click here click there.

    Just started tonight.

    Should I start backing up stuff up?

    Macbook, still underwarranty.
     
  2. noodle654 macrumors 68020

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    I am going to say that it is the hard drive. My iBook has clicks but I think its normal. You should always have your stuff backed up, just incase!
     
  3. pmartin macrumors regular

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    Well, first of all you should always keep backups. Second of all though, what is the make and model of your hard drive? What does its S.M.A.R.T. status show as in Disk Utility?
     
  4. ultimateceej macrumors regular

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    Internal as in coming from the hard drive/disk drive? Is it constant or only when your machine is doing some heavy work?
     
  5. ab2650 macrumors 6502a

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    Backing up in general is a good idea, so even if a HDD failure isn't in your immediate future, it's the safest way to go.

    With that said, some drives click and some don't; I don't have enough personal experience with the MB to know if drive noises are a nuisance or a sign of trouble. On the MBP, I haven't heard a single click.
     
  6. OscarTheGrouch thread starter macrumors 6502

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    verified fine

    FUJITSU MHV2080BHPL


    What I was referring to backing up was applications etc. I keep photos and music backed up all the time.
     
  7. OscarTheGrouch thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Just when I load a webpage, or just sitting here.. Faint, Random, and internal. sounds like its coming from front right kinda.
     
  8. Cybergypsy macrumors 68040

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    I had a couple macbooks do that, but i would still send it in :)
     
  9. OscarTheGrouch thread starter macrumors 6502

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    We have a mac authorized service center I'll run it to them and see. Computer is performing excellent, but I dont wanna get caught in a jam.
     
  10. pmartin macrumors regular

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    How long have you had the MacBook?

    Edit: Whoa, that is really strange that your post is before mine!
     
  11. OscarTheGrouch thread starter macrumors 6502

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    weird.. how did this pop up before?
     
  12. ab2650 macrumors 6502a

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    Sounds like the drive to me; I can't imagine anything else clicking inside the MB unless it's sparks and capacitors popping - and you would notice that like the dickens.

    I don't bother backing up apps. I have the install disks, the serial numbers are either with the packaging or in my email for download purchases. It's about photos and music.

    To put it simply, why use back up space for an app that you can reinstall?

    Does anyone know a way to invoke the HDD sleeping on demand? This would guarantee it's the drive and nothing else (but I think the chances it's something else are slim to none)
     
  13. OscarTheGrouch thread starter macrumors 6502

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    yeah. I was asking a question I already knew the answer to to get confirmation...
     

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