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.

Problem with MBP 1.1 hard drive


Post Reply New Thread Subscribe

 
Thread Tools
mylogon

 
Member Since: Mar 05, 2010
Posts: 2
mylogon is on a distinguished road

mylogon is offline
I think this is a hard drive problem. I bought this mbp 1.1 2nd hand about a month ago and since day 1 i've had a problem with the hard drive. it is a 320gb hdd (not sure if that was standard) and the problem it self is that the hdd keeps sleeping and waking up every couple of seconds. i can hear it revving up as if it is waking up from a sleep up to normal speed, then i hear it slow down to nothing again about 5-10 seconds later. this just goes on and on, pretty much all the time. i'm not sure if its connected, but when i'm watching videos on the net, ie youtube, when it's starting up the video will stall for a second, which is really embarrassing, especially if i'm trying to show my friends that macs aren't all that bad. same thing happens if i'm browsing web pages or just going through my documents - so annoying.
it might not be the hard drive though, but it really sounds like it. unless the left system fan is stopping and starting and causing the system to lag? not likely.

oh, and it doesn't cause dvd playback any problems. wierd, huh?

thanks a lot for anyone that tried to help. i hope there is a solution to this, but tbh i couldn't really find anything on web about it, and i'm pretty new to macs so i really dont want my faith to deplete in them so quickly.
thanks,
luke

ps. i have tried changing all the power saving options to not put the hdd to sleep. and im running snow leopard.
QUOTE Thanks
mylogon

 
Member Since: Mar 05, 2010
Posts: 2
mylogon is on a distinguished road

mylogon is offline
can anyone help me? i really dont want to have to take it back over something so trivial.
thanks.
luke
QUOTE Thanks
chscag

 
chscag's Avatar
 
Member Since: Jan 23, 2008
Location: Fort Worth, Texas
Posts: 39,639
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 try resetting the SMC and the PRAM/NVRAM first. If doing both does not help, then it may be best to swap out the hard drive with a new one.

Older MBP machines are more difficult to do a hard drive swap than the new models which have easy access. If you decide you need to swap out the hard drive in your machine, do a Google search for a You-Tube video that shows the entire process.

Also be aware that you will need to backup your current hard drive first. Post back if you need additional assistance.

Regards.
QUOTE Thanks

Post Reply New Thread Subscribe


« Maybe impossible screen question? | MBP full charge capacity »
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
mbp 15 hard drive problem matttheknife Apple Notebooks 7 02-07-2010 12:16 PM
New hard drive, disk utility problem Apollo Apple Notebooks 6 05-20-2009 03:08 PM
Problem with physical reinstall of hard drive adampwright Apple Notebooks 1 04-28-2008 05:13 PM
How hard is it to upgrade hard drive in C2D MBP? RickR Apple Notebooks 4 05-26-2007 10:43 PM
Creating backups and bootable images... 2kx2 Switcher Hangout 4 05-26-2007 08:53 PM

All times are GMT -4. The time now is 09:12 AM.

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?