Weird Clicking Sound

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by harris36, May 5, 2009.

  1. harris36 macrumors newbie

    Joined:
    Apr 29, 2009
    #1
    I have a new 2.0ghz, 4gb ram, 320gb hard drive Macbook and it makes weird clicking noises from time to time. Is it just the machine loading or is there something else wrong with it?

    This clicking is very annoying and when I am typing up reports and schoolwork it sometimes makes it hard to concentrate allthough very quiet.

    Thanks
     
  2. CarlisleUnited macrumors 6502

    Joined:
    Jan 30, 2007
    Location:
    Nederland
  3. harris36 thread starter macrumors newbie

    Joined:
    Apr 29, 2009
    #3
    Nope. I did some research and it turns out my hard drive is going to die? I hope this is not the case because I spent a massive amount of money on it and I don't want to go through the hassle of waiting for a new one. It isnt even a month old. Does anyone else know what the sound could be?
     
  4. H$R macrumors 6502

    H$R

    Joined:
    Apr 1, 2008
    Location:
    Switzerland
    #4
    I would check if the HD really is dying or not. Open disk utility, click on your drive and all the way down you should see "S.M.A.R.T.-Status: Verified" .Then it should be ok and not dying. Otherwise back up your data as soon as possible (if you don't do regulary backups already)

    There are also normal reasons for a drive to make clicking noises. I don't know how the stock harddrives sound, because I upgraded mine after a week and mine's really calm.

    Are you sure the sound if coming from the drive? Not saying your wrong, but other people have strange bleeping/clicking sounds from the speakers (left side near the power connector as I remember. I had that once didn't know what it was, didn't find it out, but I think 10.5.6 or what fixed it for me. (after 10.5.5 introduced it as far as I remember in my case.)
     
  5. Ninja Guidan macrumors regular

    Joined:
    Sep 30, 2005
    #5
    Dude...back up your stuff and get it checked out. Sounds like the hard drive. You may not want to go through the hassle of waiting for a new one, but it couldn't be worse than having to wait for a new one and lose all your data.
     
  6. harris36 thread starter macrumors newbie

    Joined:
    Apr 29, 2009
    #6
    It's definatly coming from the bottom right hand corner. I only have about 4 documents on it as of now and they are backed up on a small flash drive. The S.M.A.R.T status says that it is verified but who knows. The next time I am in Halifax I'll bring it in to Maceast from where I bought and they said they would take a look at it for me.

    Thanks
     

Share This Page