Please, just a little help...

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by Edwardz, Jun 5, 2008.

  1. Edwardz macrumors regular

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    I posted this already, but I think it's a good shot to try again since no one really posted anything. I feel that my internal HD on my MBP 2.4 GHZ is really, really loud. It sounds like the fan to me. Is there a way to change this? It used to not be this loud at all!
     
  2. geekygoddess macrumors member

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    If it bothers you that bad, you can just change it out. There are actually quite a few posts on here on how to do that. Or you could take it to an authorized Mac place and have them do it for you. Hope this helps:)
     
  3. neilhart macrumors 6502

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    HD noise

    On the MBR the hard drive should be whisper quite. If you put your ear on the front right palm rest and confirm what you are hearing is the hard drive, you should clone the drive to an external now (use SuperDuper or some such).

    If you have BootCamp, WinClone your BootCamp partition to the OSX partition before SuperDuper to an external.

    If you have done this your are safe from data loss and having to start from scratch.

    Shop for a new hard drive (2.5" SATA 5400 RPM or 7200 RPM). If you are the least bit mechanically inclined, do a web search of for MBP hard drive replacement instructions and go for it. Other wise ask around and find someone that has experience.

    There is debate whether changing the HD voids the Apple warranty, so if this is a concern you will need to go through Apple for the repair.

    Neil
     

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