Strange whining noise..

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by cutcopypaste, Aug 14, 2011.

  1. cutcopypaste macrumors regular

    Nov 28, 2008
    I have a late 2008 non-unibody macbook pro 17".. it has been running pretty decent, but recently I noticed it's making a kind of whining noise that's coming from the area to the left of the trackpad. Is that where the hard drive is? possibly I should think about replacing it? I'm still under Applecare for a few more months, though.. should I give them a call maybe? Any diagnostic tools I can use to check on the health of parts etc?
  2. snaky69 macrumors 603

    Mar 14, 2008
    The hard drive is indeed located under the left palm rest.

    Usually software is a bit too late in noticing a hard drive is going bad. I'd do a time machine backup(or another backup method of your choosing) to be on the safe side. You may want to ring Apple if you still have Apple Care, a hard drive may be inexpensive, but one replaced free with a warranty is even cheaper.

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