Does your 160 GB C2D vibrate?

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  1. jacg macrumors 6502a

    jacg

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    I hope forum members don't mind me posting this here (as well as the Apple forum). There's so much experience and goodwill here, and I'd be very grateful for some feedback on this issue of mine.

    My 15" MBP C2D 2.33 with a Hitachi 160 GB drive is vibrating gently. It seems to emanate from the left hand side, next to the track pad. I know it's the hard disk because when the drive occasionally sleeps the vibration stops (and the almost inaudible fans carry on).

    If you have a similar set-up, please put the laptop on your lap or on a soft surface and feel the metal surface on the left. Can you 'feel a hum' in your hand? A bit like touching an electric shaver. Is it perceivable on other parts of the computer too? The vibration almost completely goes away when the computer is on a firm, flat surface.

    I don't want to make a fuss about something that is normal but I don't want it to lead to problem later on. Apple are willing to exchange it but I also don't want to waste their / my time. Thanks for the help, everyone.
     
  2. e12a macrumors 68000

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    if it vibrates like an "electric shaver" then i suggest you take it back in.
     
  3. rdowns Suspended

    rdowns

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    If it vibrates like a dildo, I suggest you put it on eBay. :D
     
  4. wookyhoo macrumors member

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    Mine doesn't vibrate at all. You might want to get that looked at. :)
     
  5. jacg thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    I knew I'd get the best advice here! :D
     
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  7. Outsiderdude26 macrumors regular

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    Same MBP, I have not problems with the hard drive.

    Take it to an Apple Store or call Apple Care ASAP.
     
  8. iBorg20181 macrumors 6502

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    Same setup here - HD is quiet, and no vibration. Take it in, unfortunately.

    iBorg
     
  9. macman2790 macrumors 6502a

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    lol nice suggestion, but i suggest you give it to your partner for maximum satisfaction;)
     
  10. g.money macrumors member

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    take it in

    i had a similar situation with my 80GB CD macbook. took it in, replaced the hard drive, problem solved. configs are obviously different, but i guess i'm just saying that HD shouldn't vibrate enough to rumble on any model.
     
  11. sblasl macrumors 6502a

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    Same configuration and I am not experiencing the issue you are having. Give 'em a call.

    Good luck!
     
  12. NorCalLights macrumors 6502a

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    Mine hardly makes any noise at all... yours needs to have that little issue looked at.

    Unless you enjoy it...
     
  13. farqueue macrumors 6502

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    just bought one of those drives from newegg... hmm hope this doesnt happen
     
  14. BWhaler macrumors 68020

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    Funniest post of the day.

    Good form ol' chap.
     
  15. iW00t macrumors 68040

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    No vibration, some hitachi drive...

    Does vibrate when optical drive spins though.
     
  16. jacg thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    That's probably a better way of describing the vibration I'm experiencing. Except this is my HD, not a spinning DVD.

    Thanks for the responses, everyone. Looks like I'll be getting a replacement. At least Apple are efficient and helpful about such things.
     

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