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Current version by: mayer (vote details) ,

Title:

Does the hard drive have a bearing?

Text:

My hard drive is making a noise that sounds to me like a bearing about to fail.  The noise will stop if I pat the bottom of the case--like burping a baby.  I shut it down, bought a 500 GB external drive, backed up everything, and have heard the noise only once since--48+ hours ago.  Can/Should I do anything about this now, or continue to back up and wait until something stops working permanently?

Device:

MacBook Pro 15" Core 2 Duo Models A1226 and A1260

Status:

open

Accepted Answer:

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Original post by: Tom ,

Title:

Does the hard drive have a bearing?

Text:

My hard drive is making a noise that sounds to me like a bearing about to fail.  The noise will stop if I pat the bottom of the case--like burping a baby.  I shut it down, bought a 500 GB external drive, backed up everything, and have heard the noise only once since--48+ hours ago.  Can/Should I do anything about this now, or continue to back up and wait until something stops working permanently?

Device:

MacBook Pro 15" Core 2 Duo Models A1226 and A1260

Status:

open