My 15''PB sounds like a light saber

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

  1. g0gie
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    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. Wombert
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    Is there a CD/DVD in the drive?
     
  3. g0gie
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  5. Lacero
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    Might be similar to this person's problem. <--- keyword: Lightsabor.

    Should you be worrying? A little bit.
     
  6. generik
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    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. Greenone
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    Why aren't you a big fan of this PB? So far I'm really liking mine, so I'm just curious...
     
  8. ybakos
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    "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. playaproved
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    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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