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    Weird Sound While Downloading
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    Weird Sound While Downloading
    So I am downloading some videos off Guba (kinda like google video) and I head the old familar sound that I used to hear when I downloaded on a PC, like the system was loading, or the HD was spinning. It is focused right around the enter key on my macbook. This is the first I noticed this sound, and the first I ever really downloaded alot of files at once. Is this sound normal?

    Edit: I stopped all my downloads and I still get a clicking sound, one at a time, almost like something is loading although nothing is. I have nothing open but safari. This just started maybe 20 minutes ago.

    Edit Part 2: Clicking is getting more frequent, luckily I backed up my hd a few days ago. Gonna call apple and see what they say.

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    Weird Sound While Downloading
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    And just as suddenly as it appeared it has disappeared. Strange. All I did was a restart.


    Guess I'll just keep an eye on it =)

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    do you think it might be the fan?
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    Quote Originally Posted by israelvalenciac View Post
    do you think it might be the fan?
    That's what I thought when I first read his post.

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    Weird Sound While Downloading
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    I'm not sure, but whatever it is it's doing it again. A short sound like its loading then a click. Fan speeds and temps are normal. Going to apple on thursday =(

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    it could be the cylinders in your hd... either they are colliding with something in your hd, or with other cylinders....

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    When my logic board failed I remember having the same sort of problems. It all started during one of the Apple firmware updates. Apple just replaced my MBP as it was 6 hours old.
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    Weird Sound While Downloading
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    I'm backing up my HD yet again just incase.

    The other day I did have to repair volume headers on my startup disk, I don't know if that's related. This is a refurb so I don't know, although I have yet to have a problem with it until now.

    I have an appointment on Thursday at 10:25am. Hopefully they hear it to and take care of whatever needs to be taken care of.

    Its easy to hear when you turn it on, then it doesn't stick around as long.

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