New To Mac-Forums?

Welcome to our community! Join the discussion today by registering your FREE account. If you have any problems with the registration process, please contact us!

Get your questions answered by community gurus Advice and insight from world-class Apple enthusiasts Exclusive access to members-only contests, giveaways and deals

Join today!

 
Start a Discussion
 

Mac-Forums Brief

Subscribe to Mac-Forums Brief to receive special offers from Mac-Forums partners and sponsors

Join the conversation RSS
Apple Notebooks Apple's notebook computers including MacBook Pro, MacBook, MacBook Air, PowerBook, and iBook.

MacBook Pro - strange hdd activity after firmware update?


Post Reply New Thread Subscribe

 
Thread Tools
cfabric

 
Member Since: Dec 16, 2008
Posts: 1
cfabric is on a distinguished road

cfabric is offline
Hello,

I have just updated the SMC (1.2) and EFI (1.6) firmware (through SoftwareUpdate) and now I have the feeling as if the HDD is behaving strangely...

Every 30secs or so it seems to spin up a bit, making a noise very much like a fan with a very soft click (dont yet think there is something wrong with the HDD, but making backups anyway...). It seems as if some power management got screwed up.

Anyone experienced something similar?

Thanks
Chris
QUOTE Thanks
chscag

 
chscag's Avatar
 
Member Since: Jan 23, 2008
Location: Fort Worth, Texas
Posts: 38,851
chscag has a reputation beyond reputechscag has a reputation beyond reputechscag has a reputation beyond reputechscag has a reputation beyond reputechscag has a reputation beyond reputechscag has a reputation beyond reputechscag has a reputation beyond reputechscag has a reputation beyond reputechscag has a reputation beyond reputechscag has a reputation beyond reputechscag has a reputation beyond repute
Mac Specs: 27" iMac i5, 3.2 GHz, iPad 3, iPhone 5c, 3 iPods, OS X Mavericks

chscag is offline
You might have to reset the PRAM and NVRAM. Give that a try and see if it resolves the unusual HDD noises.

Resetting your Mac's PRAM and NVRAM

If that doesn't help, it may be coincidental, but it could be the HDD is developing problems. Very wise making a backup.

Regards.
QUOTE Thanks

Post Reply New Thread Subscribe


« HDTV will not show my movie! Help! | "more" option freezes everything (contexual menu option problems) »
Thread Tools

Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts
BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are Off
Forum Jump

Similar Threads
Thread
Thread Starter
Forum
Replies
Last Post
Firmware Update: Efi 1.3 mongoloido OS X - Operating System 8 07-22-2007 08:17 PM
Macbook Pro EFI Firmware Update 1.3 flilow06 Apple Rumors and Reports 3 07-18-2007 01:50 PM
DVD drive firmware update box... melmation Apple Notebooks 1 07-08-2007 10:13 AM
I think I need a Firmware update? malt Apple Desktops 3 12-22-2003 11:03 AM
firmware update? sexton Apple Notebooks 1 10-29-2003 06:00 PM

All times are GMT -4. The time now is 10:44 PM.

Powered by vBulletin
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
X

Welcome to Mac-Forums.com

Create your username to jump into the discussion!

New members like you have made this community the ultimate source for your Mac since 2003!


(4 digit year)

Already a member?