2010 MBP 15" creaking noise fixed with some tape

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by Yossarian, Jun 25, 2010.

  1. Yossarian macrumors member

    Apr 3, 2005
    My 15" i7 MBP has exhibited an annoying metallic creaking sound sometimes when light pressure is placed on the handrest. It's been mainly after it's been on a while and warmed up. I took the back off a few times and couldn't identify the source, but just unscrewing and re-screwing the back fixed it for a while.

    Today I found the cause, if you take the back off then in the middle there's a little metallic thing that sticks up and gets pushed down on a spring when the case is on. Maybe it's a sensor to show it the case is attached...?

    Anyway, the metallic creak was caused by that scraping very slightly against the aluminum casing. Putting a but if selotape on the back case at the point where it touches has fixed it.

    The noise sounded like this but a bit less severe for me:

  2. MBHockey macrumors 68040


    Oct 4, 2003
    New York
  3. Yossarian thread starter macrumors member

    Apr 3, 2005
    That's the one! I'll remove it next time I have the back off.


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