The wheel spin and a led flashes

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  1. desversen, Aug 2, 2014
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    desversen macrumors newbie

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    Hello everybody,

    I have a problem with my macbook4,1 .

    Sometimes when Im workin on it, the wheel starts to spin and I cant click on anything. Then, after 10-15 seconds it works normally .. and then it starts to spin again...

    I've noticed that at the same time i see a led flashing from the jack input, and a "crackling", but very loud sound (a sort of clickclik, similar to a connect/disconnect sound) coming from the left side of the macbook. Sometimes the problem goes when i restart but other times not and Im not able to work on it properly.

    What could it be ?

    thank you and sorry for my bad english
     
  2. desversen thread starter macrumors newbie

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    An other thing: while the jack is plugged in 'cause im listening to the music with my Hi-Fi , and when that problem occours, the sounds switches from the Hi-Fi speakers to the macbook speakers, and back again..
     
  3. Altemose macrumors G3

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    When you say the "wheel spins" are you referring to the multicolored wheel many refer to as the beachball?
     
  4. damidget macrumors regular

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    Judging by the way he says he "cant click anything", that IS what he is referring to.
     
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    If that is the case then we need to further troubleshoot whether this happens solely when a cable is in the audio out jack or randomly.
     
  6. desversen thread starter macrumors newbie

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    It happen randomly, with and without the cable plugged in
     
  7. Altemose macrumors G3

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    Have you tried a fresh load of OS X?
     
  8. desversen, Aug 4, 2014
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    desversen thread starter macrumors newbie

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    I actually have some updates i should install.. could it be the problem ?


    Another fact: with Smart Utily I detected 16 reallocated bad sectors .... but with Disk Utility no errors detected....
     
  9. Altemose macrumors G3

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    This does sound like a bad hard drive or RAM.
     
  10. desversen thread starter macrumors newbie

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    but i dont understand how a bad hard drive could interfere with the jack plug in .... I've changed my HD less than 1 year ago
     
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  12. Altemose macrumors G3

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    Not sure about the jack but it would explain the beach balls.
     
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  14. desversen thread starter macrumors newbie

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    the problems seems gone after i did those resets, I really hope so.. i will test it the whole day !
     
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