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  1. #1

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    Aug 10, 2009
    Scary clicking noise (say it isn't so).
    Been noticing that when I sit with my new MacBook Pro and I do move, I hear the occational clicking noise. Is this due to the internal hard drive stabilization when moving or a possible failing hard drive ? Any input would be deeply appreciated.

    May God bless.


  2. #2

    Member Since
    Sep 09, 2009
    Down Under :D
    Back to my old 2.2GHz C2D MB after selling my MBP and wondering what my next Mac will be :)
    Parking of the motion sensor ....don't sweat it, but keep backups anyway.

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    rabbitjetta's Avatar
    Member Since
    Nov 08, 2010
    Main-11" Air, iPhone 6+, iPad Mini 3, Hi-Fi Extras- Too many to count
    Mine did that when i got mine and then it started happening more often and the computer started running slow. I took mine to the apple store and they replaced the HD and my new one does not click.

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    Member Since
    Mar 08, 2011
    15" Macbook Pro i7, 500Gb / 32Gb iPhone 4 / 16Gb Ipod Touch, 4th Gen / 30Gb Ipod Video
    the word 'clicking' is a very general term. Depending on the type of 'clicking' it could be a number of things. Some bad. Most are normal though.
    If it happens only when you move the computer then is most likely the sudden motion sensor parking the drive head to protect your data.
    It could also just be the heads moving over the HDD.
    Or it could be a failing HDD. But keep in mind that machines with moving parts (such as a spinning HDD) will make some noise.
    But like 6string said. Do your backups regularly.

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    harryb2448's Avatar
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    Nov 28, 2007
    Nambucca Heads Australia
    iMac i5 2.7GHz, 16GB memory, OS 10.11
    If this worries you, download SMARTReporter and let that run. It will advise if the disk is failing.

    Hang on to those original install discs like grim death! Using OS X.7 or later make a bootable USB thumb drive before running Installer!

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