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Hard drive click + beep

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  • ADKIM Calculating status...
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    Jun 23, 2009 3:44 PM (in response to wessto)
    I just took it to the Monterey, CA Apple Store to see what the Genius Bar had to say. They reset the "PRAM" by doing a combination of buttons at start-up.

    Just got home and as I am writing this blog post to all of you... it did the "click-beep" again....AGAIN...

    It's getting annoying and I can't determine what is causing it. It would be nice if it was caused by some definite physical movement but it just seems very random...

    Anyone else out there get this thing fixed yet or have it still continuing?
    uMBP: 3.06GHz, 8GB, and 500 @ 7200, Mac OS X (10.5.7)
  • ADKIM Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Jun 23, 2009 5:18 PM (in response to wessto)
    ALCON,

    *IT IS COMING FROM THE CD/DVD ROM TRAY*

    I've been able to isolate the sound (don't ask how). It's the CD/DVD tray that is making the click-beep sound
    uMBP: 3.06GHz, 8GB, and 500 @ 7200, Mac OS X (10.5.7)
  • CLBlake Calculating status...
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    Jun 24, 2009 1:48 AM (in response to wessto)
    I just got my MacBook Pro Summer 2009 Model. I have the 500GB 7200RPM drive and it making the click + beep noise. Apple needs to address all of the customers that have this drive and HELP US.

    It is becoming annoying and scary that a computer that is BRAND NEW is doing this. I havnet even taken my computer off my desk since it was taken out of the box so I KNOW this is a factory defect on the Hard Drive.

    Help?
    MacPro 2006, MacBook Pro 15" 2009, Mac OS X (10.5.7)
  • gabriel chan Level 2 Level 2 (250 points)
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    Jun 24, 2009 3:04 AM (in response to wessto)
    Yea, I have mine 2.8G model with 7200rpm hd, do the same thing with the beeping noise from it. no idea but hope this doesn't effect too much.
    uMacbook Pro 15 (Mid 2009), Mac OS X (10.5.7)
  • baddit Calculating status...
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    Jun 24, 2009 8:07 AM (in response to wessto)
    Another one here with the annoying beep. Took delivery of my new MBP yesterday, after configuring it with 3.06GHz processors and 7200 RPM 500GB hard drive. Beep happens at seemingly random intervals, and it doesn't matter if I have headphones plugged in or not, so I'm thinking it's not coming out of the speakers.
    MacBook Pro (mid-2009), Mac OS X (10.5.7), 3.06GHz 500GB 7200RPM
  • Aunty June Calculating status...
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    Jun 24, 2009 8:15 AM (in response to wessto)
    just an fyi,, i have a mid june 2.8 17" with the 500g 5400rpm drive and it doesn't make the beeping noise, so maybe the issue is only limited to the 7200rpm
    MacBook Pro 5,2 17" 2.8Ghz, Mac OS X (10.5.7)
  • Rusty Mitchell Calculating status...
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    Jun 24, 2009 8:41 AM (in response to Aunty June)
    Same new Macbook Pro 3.06 with the 7200 drive. Same clicking/beeping problem. Was at the genius bar for something else a couple of days ago and mentioned the issue and this discussion to one of the guys there. They had no clue that there was an issue. We agreed to hold off on doing anything for now. Since the hardware test comes out normal, I'm hoping Apple can resolve this through a firmware update.
    MacBook Pro 3.06 GHz Intel Core 2 Duo, iPhone 3GS, Mac OS X (10.5.7)
  • Ryan Thomure Calculating status...
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    Jun 24, 2009 8:50 AM (in response to KBeat)
    Count me in as having this same problem. I'm tempted to go buy an external hard drive just in case this ends up crapping out on me. Color me very concerned and awaiting some real help from Apple.
  • ADKIM Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Jun 24, 2009 10:45 AM (in response to wessto)
    @ wessto and everyone,

    YES this is definitely coming from the CD/DVD super drive.
    1. when there is a CD/DVD in the drive the click-beep STOPS
    2. I've actually just put my ear against it and waited for the sounds and it came from within that space (provided that there is nothing else occupying that space that could make that sound)
    3. ONLY when the CD/DVD has stopped spinning and is at a stand-still is when the sound comes back, except this time it's only the beep and there is no "click" sound preceding it...

    The "Click" sound that momentarily happens right before the beep sounds like the Super Drive trying to initiate the initial spin of the CD/DVD... at least that's what it sounds like to me.

    I'm about 80% sure about this... can't say for sure b/c I don't want to open the thing up just to isolate it... but give it a try and you'll notice the same coincidences...
    uMBP: 3.06GHz, 8GB, and 500 @ 7200, Mac OS X (10.5.7)
  • macboi45 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Jun 24, 2009 11:37 AM (in response to wessto)
    nope sorry its not on mine as it makes the sound without any dvd or cd in it. Also the sound (chirp) is from the front left corner where the hd sits.

    try this close the lid to put the puter to sleep re open after sleep then what sound do you hear?
    Mac book pro /mac pro
  • pilote99 Calculating status...
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    Jun 24, 2009 11:41 AM (in response to macboi45)
    Something is beeping also on my brand new Macbook Pro 15"with a 500gb 7200rpm HD !
    Macbook Pro 2009, Mac OS X (10.5.7)
  • baddit Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Jun 24, 2009 12:22 PM (in response to wessto)
    I've just restarted my machine and it's running off battery power and I haven't heard a beep. Does anyone else notice a difference if they're running on main power or not?
    MacBook Pro (mid-2009), Mac OS X (10.5.7), 3.06GHz 500GB 7200RPM
  • CLBlake Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Jun 24, 2009 12:45 PM (in response to ADKIM)
    @ADKIM

    I am almost 100% sure its a the 500GB 7200RPM HDD. I have tested your SuperDrive theory and can tell it is coming from the 7200RPM drive. I can tell because the CLICK + Beep noise sounds like the HDD to me

    I hope apple helps us out.
    MacPro 2006, MacBook Pro 15" 2009, Mac OS X (10.5.7)

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