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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?

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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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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?

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Is this a brand new computer...or did you buy it used?

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Brand new.
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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.

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