Clicking when open

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by dmateos, Jan 9, 2007.

  1. dmateos macrumors newbie

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    Hey,

    i just got a new core2 duo macbook and i notice when i open the lid it makes a clicking sound, is this normal?
     
  2. livingfortoday macrumors 68030

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    While you're opening it? Is it the latch? Is the computer itself making this sound while running? Is it a time bomb, perhaps?
     
  3. Jiddick ExRex macrumors 65816

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    You have to be more specific than that. What is making the clicking? The lid, the inside of the computer? Does it keep clicking or is a long click? Does it only happen when you wake it from sleep or also when you turn it on?

    If it makes a long click only when you open the lid from sleep or turning it on and it's coming from the machine itself, it's likely the Harddrive turning itself on again. That's normal.
    If it keeps clicking, it might be a faulty Hard drive.
    If it's the lid that makes the noise also when the computer is turned off, it's the hinges that are too tight.
     
  4. dmateos thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Sorry yeah, its when its off and i open the it, it seems like its the hinge or the plastic crackign against the back.

    how do i loosen the hinge?
     
  5. livingfortoday macrumors 68030

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    I would take it to an Apple Store and have them do it. It may actually loosen up a little bit over time on its own, too.
     
  6. dmateos thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Do you have any idea if they can do it while im there, as i need the laptop this week for a conference.
     
  7. livingfortoday macrumors 68030

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    Unless they're insanely busy, I can't see why they couldn't. I might call ahead if I were you, see if you can't explain your situation to them. I also recommend going in to the store in the morning, if possible (set up an appointment at the Genius Bar online ahead of time), since at night it always seems like they're backed up.
     
  8. eluk macrumors 6502a

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    Live with it. Likely it will stop after a few weeks and if you can get it loosened it'll probably be too floppy.
     
  9. dmateos thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Im worried it might slowly be damaging the plasitc it rubs against tho, else i would just live with it.
     
  10. dmateos thread starter macrumors newbie

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    I discovered, it only seems to be doing it when its coldish.

    Im guessing the heat is making the plastic expand a little.
     
  11. eluk macrumors 6502a

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    It will only be wearing itself smooth and will not cause any damage. Once the high spots are smoothed out all will be fine.
     

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