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    MBP HDD squeaking problem
    My 6 month old HDD in my MBP has started making a squeaking noise, It started this morning , it was very cold when i booted it up would this contribute to the noise, also i closed the lid before i went to be and my alarm was meant to go off so it woke the laptop from sleep but because the lid was closed it when to back to sleep i think it repeated about 10 times might this have caused it?

    Please help, i have a time machine backup so im not going to loose anything.
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    Are you sure it's the hard drive that's squeaking? Hard drives will normally make a clicking sound or even a grinding sound when they're defective or getting ready to die. It may be one of your cooling fans that's squeaking.

    In any event, since your MBP is still under warranty, I would take it on in and let an Apple tech look at it. Make sure you keep your Time Machine backup up to date, just in case.

    Regards.

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    My MBP is an 06 model, the HDD is new When i was copying files it would make an intermittent squeak. i read about it and people just say that the reader/writer is touching the disc and that i should get a new one, but i could prevent it then i would rather do that, as it would be cheaper.
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    OK. I guess I didn't read your post close enough, I thought the machine was only 6 months old. If the HDD heads are touching the disk and making a squeak sound, it won't be long before the heads crash destroying the drive and your data along with it.

    Make a good backup while you can and then stop using the drive. Notify whoever made the drive and ask for a RMA. You didn't mention the maker of the drive but it should be still under warranty. Don't wait... replace the drive as soon as you can.

    Regards.

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    I think the maker of the HDD is seagate, ill see if i can get a replacement.


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