5 Replies Latest reply: Jul 29, 2006 5:33 PM by Alan Levine
Alan Levine Level 1 Level 1 (25 points)
I've had a MBP since April, and today, from the left side, I started hearing a loud roaring, almost a crunching sound, that did not have anything to do with disk activity, and is definitely beyond the "mooiing" and fan noise issues.

I assume this baby needs intensive care.

MacBookPro, Mac OS X (10.4.6)
  • Peter Moyer Level 4 Level 4 (1,340 points)
    To be safe, I would take it in. Make sure your data is backed up. It could be the fan if the sound comes from the upper left corner. Further down is the HD.

    Also, run the Hardware test. System disk 1, reboot holding down the d key. Choose the extensive test and see if you get any results.
  • hanshen Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    I think i have the same problem. does it sound like someone scribbling a pen when you try to increase the volume. I just got my macbookpro today and im going to have to take it back!
  • Alan Levine Level 1 Level 1 (25 points)
    Thanks Peter--

    Backup was what I did as I was posting here (my fallback is an old iBook). Hardware tests passed fine.

    In use yesterday, it quieted down at times, it is almost a rapid metallic clicking, but it picks up intensity when using most RAM intensive program.

    Will likely run it over to the Apple Store today, just loathing being w/o it for a week+
  • Alan Levine Level 1 Level 1 (25 points)
    Mine is not related to using the volume control, it rises with CPU usage.
  • Alan Levine Level 1 Level 1 (25 points)
    For what its worth, I took my MBP to an Apple Authorized repair (do not go to an Apple Store in Phoenix unless you can wait hours in line at the genius bar), and it ended up being sent back for a fan and wiring replacement, and while there, got a new logic board.