Screeching noise

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by foreverandalway, Jul 10, 2013.

  1. foreverandalway macrumors member

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    My Macbook Pro has been making a weird screeching noise. It will make the noise and freeze so the only way to get rid of it is to leave it until the noise stops(usually like 30 seconds to a minute) and then restart it using the power button or restart it with the power button while it's making the noise.

    I did a quick google search and this video is the exact noise it's making.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6vB5GyWVi3c

    Any idea what it is? I'm not under apple care anymore so I don't want to take it to apple without knowing what the noise is and if I can fix it myself or if I should just pay to have it fixed by them.
     
  2. niteflyr macrumors 6502a

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    Probably hard drive. Make sure you have a backup!
     
  3. foreverandalway thread starter macrumors member

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    Is there anything else you suggest I do? Should I just take it to apple?
     
  4. niteflyr macrumors 6502a

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    Make sure you have a backup! You could try running apple hardware test and see if it gives you any more info.

    http://support.apple.com/kb/HT1509

    Hard drives are easy to replace. Maybe now's the time to upgrade to a SSD solid state drive. It will add zip to your machine.

    Ifixit has many guides for MBP

    repairs.http://www.ifixit.com/Device/MacBook_Pro
     
  5. foreverandalway thread starter macrumors member

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    So I tried the hardware test and it didn't work. I restarted it using the apple logo and held the d button as it restarted and it went to the apple logo screen. I tried doing the same thing only pressing the power button on and the same exact thing happened. I'm upgraded to the newest OSX 10.8.3 does that have anything to do with it?

    Is it hard to mess up replacing a hard drive? It seems like something I can do, but as I looked up hard drive stuff I read if you screw up it causes alot of damage.
     

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