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    Hard drive noise
    I bought a MBP 15 a few months ago and I am noticing noise from the hard drive that I am 99% certain wasn't there when I got it, in fact, a while ago I had a work laptop that was very loud so I always notice how quiet a laptop is since then. It almost sounds like a small fan and while it isn't loud, it is very annoying and distracting when the room is quiet. It never changes pitch or speed and sounds kind of like a bad bearing.
    So, before I head over to the Apple store 30+ minutes away, my question is, does your newer MBP make any noise, and if so, does it sound like what I describe?

    Thanks.

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    I would put my money on the Apple Store, since you are still in your warranty period, especially when it's some 30+ minutes away.
    Judging from the issue at hand, that's probably where you will end up anyway.

    Nonetheless good luck!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Steve 17 View Post
    I bought a MBP 15 a few months ago and I am noticing noise from the hard drive that I am 99% certain wasn't there when I got it,
    Is this a brand new computer...or did you buy it used?

    - Nick
    - Too many "beachballs", read this: Beachballs
    - Computer seems slower than it used to? Read this for some slow computer tips: Speedup
    - Almost full hard drive? Some solutions. Out of Space
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    Quote Originally Posted by pigoo3 View Post
    Is this a brand new computer...or did you buy it used?

    - Nick
    Oh yeah, missed that one :-)

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    Brand new.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Steve 17 View Post
    Brand new.
    Since this MacBook Pro is brand new...it shouldn't be making any "weird" noises (especially if the "noise" started after you had it for a while). Definitely take it to Apple to diagnose. It's always possible the hard drive is defective.

    Good luck,

    - Nick
    - Too many "beachballs", read this: Beachballs
    - Computer seems slower than it used to? Read this for some slow computer tips: Speedup
    - Almost full hard drive? Some solutions. Out of Space
    - Apple Battery Info. Battery

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