Oct 2008 unibody Macbook Pro Hard drive problem

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by iknowgungfu, Jul 24, 2009.

  1. iknowgungfu macrumors member

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    Hi all,

    I have the basic Macbook Pro notebook bought October 2008. Not had any problems since I bought it but this morning the internal hard drive just started to spin increasingly fast to the point that it was louder than an Xbox 360 :)p).

    After it reached what I imagine to be a peak the macbook put itself to sleep and then reactivated again. I didn't lose any data but it is slightly unnerving though. The CPUs were in use to about 75-80%.

    All I had open was safari, calender and mail.

    I have a Lacie USB drive too, but that was inactive throughout.

    Does anyone have any ideas?

    Cheers in advance.
     
  2. spinnerlys Guest

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    I don't know how loud an xBox gets, but are you sure it was the HDD and not the fans?

    You can use iStat Menus (www.islayer.com) to look at your CPU usage CPU/GPU temperature and fan speed (in rounds per minute).
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    (Don't worry it's just a Menu Bar add on with not so many boxes open at one time, only if you choose to.)

    As for going to sleep: have you tried repairing permissions via Disk Utility?
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  3. iknowgungfu thread starter macrumors member

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    Stupid me. Yes it was the fans, not sure why I thought it was HDD....

    I have iStats and the fans were running quite high. What does repairing the permission do?
     
  4. Z06jerry macrumors regular

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    Don't mean to thread jack but may I ask how did you put those red arrows on the picture?
     
  5. spinnerlys Guest

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    I didn't. I searched for those images via Google Image Search.

    The one with the arrows is from here: http://www.mac-lab.com/2008/09/mac-maintenance-repair-disk-permissions/

    Most likely it was put there via a free image editor like Gimp or .... .
     
  6. GoCubsGo macrumors Nehalem

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    Dr. Q said it best:
     
  7. iknowgungfu thread starter macrumors member

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    Cheers.

    It seems fine now, but think I will Repair the permission anyway.

    However...it is time for the weekend over in the UK :D
     

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