My 15''PB sounds like a light saber

Discussion in 'Macintosh Computers' started by g0gie, Nov 12, 2005.

  1. macrumors regular

    Jan 31, 2005
    Hi Guys,

    I jjust got a new 15'' with the 7200rpm drive adn heres the thing. When I close the lid and its goes into tlseep mode, if i move teh poewrbook (specifically rotate it) my powerbook makes a very disticive sound like light sabers on star wars. I believe its comming from the hard drive. It dies this until the hard drive spins down to a complete stop. Is this normal? Should I be worrying?
  2. macrumors regular

    Oct 31, 2005
    Munich, Germany
    Is there a CD/DVD in the drive?
  3. thread starter macrumors regular

    Jan 31, 2005
  4. thread starter macrumors regular

    Jan 31, 2005
  5. macrumors 604


    Jan 20, 2005
    Might be similar to this person's problem. <--- keyword: Lightsabor.

    Should you be worrying? A little bit.
  6. macrumors 601


    Aug 5, 2005
    Erm.. I am not a big fan of this PB either, but you really shouldn't be doing that. Not just with the PB, in general any laptop with a hard drive in it.
  7. macrumors 6502

    Sep 19, 2005
    Why aren't you a big fan of this PB? So far I'm really liking mine, so I'm just curious...
  8. macrumors member

    Nov 7, 2005
    "Light Saber" sound too

    My new 15" powerbook demonstrates the same behavior any time you rotate it on any axis. This shouldn't be happening...
  9. macrumors regular

    Sep 29, 2005
    Mine does this too... If I have it open and it is moved around it makes the "lightsaber" noice. I never paid it much attention as I figuered it was just the Sudden Motion Sensor parking the drives.

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