17-inch MBP loud noise and vibrations

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by cu2010, Oct 1, 2009.

  1. cu2010 macrumors 6502

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    Sometimes I lift and carefully move my 17-inch MBP a short distance to another flat surface without putting it to sleep mode, it starts making really loud mechanical noise when I put it down, so loud that people in the same room can hear the noise and I can feel vibrations too! What causes this? Where does this noise come from? Is my MBP defective? Please help:confused:
     
  2. Hopsdaballa04 macrumors regular

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    I would say it may be defective if its so loud that someone else in the room can hear it. But it could just be the hard drive parking the head due to movement. Either way if you are unsure go get it checked out at the Apple Store.
     
  3. dudeitsjay macrumors regular

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    I had an issue like this but it was distinctly the fan. If you can clarify where the sound is from...
     
  4. cu2010 thread starter macrumors 6502

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    I also think that's the fan making that kind of noise. My fan speed is set at the 3500-4000 level. It is coming from the left side, near the screen. I always close the lid and put it to sleep to resolve this issue but at some point I should probably go to the genius...
     

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