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    Question noise
    hi fellow forum users, i'm new here. i encountered a problem with my MacBook Pro, and felt i might get some response here. all of a sudden, my mac makes much mechanical noise coming from within. do you think this is a big problem? thanks.

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    Oct 01, 2007
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    Depending on your model there are only three things that can make a mechanical noise;
    the optical drive
    the hard disk
    the cooling fan(s)

    My bet is that it's the fan(s)

    Which Mac do you have and how old is it?

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    iMac 27" 3.4 GHz, 256 GB SSD, 2 TB HDD, 8 GB RAM
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    Can you tell us more about your MacBook Pro's configuration? Does it have an SSD or a hard drive? In my experience, mechanical noise is typically from a hard drive (most folks recognize the sound of a fan pretty easily). If this is the case, you need to back up your hard drive quickly - mechanical noise from a hard drive is usually a leading indicator of hard drive failure, and in the very near future. Back up as quickly as possible.
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    I had this problem and it's the fan it has a lot of dirt already. hihihi

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