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shadstarn Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

working sounds , i am not sure if its the fans i dont think its hte fans....

is it hte hardisk ?

it was silent all day but now make sounds? not sure if its the hardisk... i used it mch heavier today and had no such sound... or maybe i did but it was noise arround me.

 

its a new mac book, its not a damaged hardisk .

 

can someone tell me?


MacBook Pro, Mac OS X (10.7.2)
  • 1. Re: MAC BOOK PRO STARTS MAKING WORKING SOUNDS
    OGELTHORPE Level 7 Level 7 (25,790 points)

    If you are under warranty take it to the Apple store and have it diagnosed and repaired.  The odds are that its the HDD, but without more information one  can only speculate.

     

    Ciao

  • 2. Re: MAC BOOK PRO STARTS MAKING WORKING SOUNDS
    shadstarn Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    well are you refering to SMART test? i just am going to do such a test.. if it does not fail that means is okay right?

    the HD

    then it might be a osx issue.

  • 3. Re: MAC BOOK PRO STARTS MAKING WORKING SOUNDS
    OGELTHORPE Level 7 Level 7 (25,790 points)

    No.  The features in Disk Utility only deal with the data and  is organization.  The disk may be physically or mechanically faulty.

     

    You may also consider running an Apple Hardware Test.  To engage that in Lion I believe you press the 'D' key when you start up the MBP ( I have Snow Leopard, so I do not know many of the Lion details).

     

    Ciao.

  • 4. Re: MAC BOOK PRO STARTS MAKING WORKING SOUNDS
    shadstarn Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    why isnt there any freetool that can do that for you as it is in windows..

    is it not possible to run a test on it from windows? doesnt the partition come up ther?

  • 5. Re: MAC BOOK PRO STARTS MAKING WORKING SOUNDS
    OGELTHORPE Level 7 Level 7 (25,790 points)

    Since I do not use Windows I cannot give you a definitive answer.  You can try, but my guess is that it will not work.  I would encourage you to run the AHT as I suggested.  I know that will be compatible with your MBP.

     

    Ciao.

  • 6. Re: MAC BOOK PRO STARTS MAKING WORKING SOUNDS
    shadstarn Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    I did run the test pressing D and it ran a extensive test the long one and did not report anything bad .. " no trouble" found something like that

  • 7. Re: MAC BOOK PRO STARTS MAKING WORKING SOUNDS
    OGELTHORPE Level 7 Level 7 (25,790 points)

    If the AHT shows no problems, all it means is that it has not detected any problems.  There still may be some.

     

    If you have installed iStat pro, please do so.  Normal fan speed with a minimal load is about 2000 rpm.  If you have a computer game, Skpe or Video, open them (and as many other applications) and make the CPU work hard as you can.  The objective is to get the fans spinning at faster rates to see if those sounds that you have been hearing will occur again.

     

    Use Activity Monitor to watch the CPU load and iStat pro for the fan speed.

     

    Ciao.

  • 8. Re: MAC BOOK PRO STARTS MAKING WORKING SOUNDS
    shadstarn Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    well i htink its hte hardrive making that sound .. .also when i putt my arms on the laptop to write th sound gets less and when i take it off it comes up again..

     

    is it normal for hte hardrive to work like this? ... i wonder if it is.. i must ask computer users too. ..

  • 9. Re: MAC BOOK PRO STARTS MAKING WORKING SOUNDS
    OGELTHORPE Level 7 Level 7 (25,790 points)

    A properly HDD should be smooth and fairly quiet.  Make certain that you have all of your important data backed up.  As I suggested before, take the MBP to an Apple store or AARF be properly diagnosed and any repairs be made under the warranty (with no cost to you).

     

    Ciao.

  • 10. Re: MAC BOOK PRO STARTS MAKING WORKING SOUNDS
    shadstarn Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    we dont have a mac thing in my city ..... the mac has not frozen either since last tiem..

     

    perhaps it snormal for the hardrive to work under normal use ... even if your not sending files here an there...

    i didi ahve the same sound like fan sound from hardrive with the other mac book pro too..

    just that i am being very picky?

     

    is ibad to rest your palm over the hardrive zone?

  • 11. Re: MAC BOOK PRO STARTS MAKING WORKING SOUNDS
    OGELTHORPE Level 7 Level 7 (25,790 points)

    Since I cannot hear the noises that your MBP makes, I cannot say if your aew being picky.  There is no reason why you should not be able to rest your palms on the MBP.

     

    Ciao.

  • 12. Re: MAC BOOK PRO STARTS MAKING WORKING SOUNDS
    shadstarn Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    giving that this mac is so new .. and hardwre tes smart says its fine.... whyshould it be a problem .

     

    is it bad to use these stations cooling stations cause they are sloped is tht bad for your mac?

     

    because the cooler lap cooler is sloped?

  • 13. Re: MAC BOOK PRO STARTS MAKING WORKING SOUNDS
    shadstarn Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    if you putt your hear on the right side of your mouse under the dvd can you not hear anything?

  • 14. Re: MAC BOOK PRO STARTS MAKING WORKING SOUNDS
    OGELTHORPE Level 7 Level 7 (25,790 points)

    The only way you can get your concerns fully resolved is as I suggested in my initial response, is to take your MBP to  an authorized repair facility.  They can perform a complete diagnosis with no cost to you since your MBP is still under warranty.

     

    Since I cannot hear these sounds I can only speculate what they may signify.  Perhaps there is some one else who will read this and be in a better position to explain these noises to you.  It seems that this is not within the realm of my abilities.  Sorry.

     

    Ciao.

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