ugh help with low faint clicking( 3 day old macbook)

Discussion in 'MacBook' started by Tomatoking, Jul 15, 2008.

  1. Tomatoking macrumors newbie

    Jul 3, 2008
    i keep getting a faint clicking noise from my macbook. it's not from my speakers, seeing how i muted it and it i still hear it. it's coming from over the "return" key.

    sounds like this guys' and happens every 15 seconds or so:

    harddrive failure soon?
  2. Bobjob186 macrumors 6502a


    Apr 16, 2005
    Laguna Beach
    let it work for a few days see if it persists, try reformatting it too maybe that will help
  3. diamond.g macrumors 603


    Mar 20, 2007
    I am pretty sure that is the sound of the HD heads trying to park. I hear the same soft clicking noise in my Macbook. It only became noticeable after I upgraded the drive.

    I am not sure why the drive is trying to be so aggressive with the head parking, I don't know if it is something with the Macbook firmware or not.
  4. Tomatoking thread starter macrumors newbie

    Jul 3, 2008
    i hope so.i might bring it to my apple store though
  5. m1ss1ontomars macrumors 6502

    Oct 1, 2006
    Have any of you ever owned a computer before? Sheesh, this is the same sound I've heard since I was like 3. It is indeed the heads parking.

    Maybe I've just had the misfortune of using subpar, noisy hard drives my entire life...

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