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    Help! Macbook making clicking sounds inside
    I have an intel macbook (a black one) from around 4 years ago. Lately when i have more than one application open it starts making a repetitive clicking sound and it wont stop unless i close applications or make it go to sleep.

    Does anyone have any idea what this could be? The computer is getting pretty old. Would I probably have to get it repaired or is there things i can try myself to fix it?


    Thanks a lot!

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    I would be worried that might be a hard drive on its way out hope you got everything backed up.

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    I have what I consider important backed up. Would you recommend running my comp from a external hard drive? thanks

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    I would have it checked by an authorized Apple repair and go from there.

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    Quote Originally Posted by listento View Post
    I have what I consider important backed up. Would you recommend running my comp from a external hard drive? thanks
    Hard drives are cheap. And replacing them in a MacBook is very easy. It can be done in just a few minutes with a jewelers screwdriver. There are an abundance of tutorials and videos online. Don't be intimidated by the process. It's really quite easy.

    Here's a basic 5400RPM 500GB drive for $49.
    Newegg.com - HITACHI 0Y30055 500GB 5400 RPM 8MB Cache 2.5" SATA 3.0Gb/s Internal Notebook Hard Drive -Bare Drive

    Here's a 7200RPM 500GB model for $77. This would give you a little increase in performance over the stock drive from Apple.
    http://www.amazon.com/Seagate-Moment...2316867&sr=1-2

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