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MacBook Pro - Clicking noise on left side


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Just in case it can help anyone else -
Here is my experience.

The MacBook Pro is kinda old (more than two years old) -
I kept hearing that tick tick tick from the top left corner (ESC/plug area).

After reading this thread I tried the following -
I have no sound output at all - The volume is down to 0 -
If I play an MP3 by clicking play on the file the ticking noise stops -
If I pause the MP3 the ticking noise resumes immediately of after a while -
And again I actually have no sound playing it's down to 0.

Didn't gather yet what is the fix -
Gonna read more on it.

EDIT:

Even stranger -
I can stop and start the ticking systematically with the trick above
when I play and pause an MP3 file playback -
But it will not work if I play and pause the MP3 in VLC.
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Mine kept getting worse and worse until it was clicking almost all the time. I called Apple support on Thursday afternoon who said they'd arrange for a repair. I cloned my internal drive, and then

Friday 8:15am: A box shows up on my front door
Friday noon: I put the computer in the box to FedEx/Kinkos
Monday: They received, repaired and reshipped it
Tuesday 8:15am: I received the repaired, and now silent unit. (that was FAST!)

The paperwork claims they replaced only the hard drive, but because the Apple Store had done that once before, I'm not sure that's all they did.

Regardless, the clicking sound is now "gone".

Steve
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Hi There,
This exact forum post was a bit of a reference point for me, when my Santa Rosa Chipset, Late 2007 Macbook Pro started clicking as well. I was in the last month of my 3 year Apple Care when I took it into be repaired. In the end, much was replaced, but they could not fix it, resulting in them agreeing to send me a new laptop as well. It was a painful process, but in the end resulted in satisfaction. You can read the whole story on my blog at Bob-Cates-Blog where I also have posted a video of the clicking noise, which demonstrates how it clicks with our without power plugged in, and even asleep!
Cheers
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Tick tick tick tick tick...

This is driving me insane. Has there been a solved issue yet, besides getting a new comp?

I think I am going to have to bring it in to have them look at it. I'm going to go nuts listening to it!
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Mine kept getting worse and worse until it was clicking almost all the time. I called Apple support on Thursday afternoon who said they'd arrange for a repair. I cloned my internal drive, and then

The paperwork claims they replaced only the hard drive, but because the Apple Store had done that once before, I'm not sure that's all they did.

Regardless, the clicking sound is now "gone".

Steve
So... fast forward 1 year. The clicking sound came back slightly in November, and then with a vengeance in Feb. Apple has replaced the drive (three times now), the bluetooth board (which required a new display and cover), the logic board, and the battery, and it's STILL CLICKING.

I'm about to try to enforce the lemon law with them (new machine on 4th service). This is getting truly annoying....

I do have an open case with Apple at this time, and have posted a thread on discussions.apple.com at https://discussions.apple.com/message/18039118 (but there have been no replies there yet). I'll update this thread as this issue moves forward...
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Hi There,
This exact forum post was a bit of a reference point for me, when my Santa Rosa Chipset, Late 2007 Macbook Pro started clicking as well. I was in the last month of my 3 year Apple Care when I took it into be repaired. In the end, much was replaced, but they could not fix it, resulting in them agreeing to send me a new laptop as well. It was a painful process, but in the end resulted in satisfaction. You can read the whole story on my blog at Bob-Cates-Blog where I also have posted a video of the clicking noise, which demonstrates how it clicks with our without power plugged in, and even asleep!
Cheers
Just FYI, I went to "listen" to your demo, but apparently the blog has been pulled. Do you have a new URL for your post?

Steve
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So... fast forward 1 year. The clicking sound came back slightly in November, and then with a vengeance in Feb. Apple has replaced the drive (three times now), the bluetooth board (which required a new display and cover), the logic board, and the battery, and it's STILL CLICKING.

I'm about to try to enforce the lemon law with them (new machine on 4th service). This is getting truly annoying....

I do have an open case with Apple at this time, and have posted a thread on discussions.apple.com at https://discussions.apple.com/message/18039118 (but there have been no replies there yet). I'll update this thread as this issue moves forward...
Latest update: Apple graciously volunteered to replace the machine without any pushing at all. Since I had ordered a custom built machine (max CPU speed), they just replaced it with a current model! This is just one of the reasons I've been an Apple customer since 1980...

I don't know if they'll pursue the "reason" for the clicking on my old machine, but I've asked that if they do to let me know what might have been the cause (if they can). If I hear back, I'll post it here...

Steve
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