2010 MBP 15" creaking noise fixed with some tape

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

  1. Yossarian macrumors member

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    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:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zgURLGAtqfM
     
  2. MBHockey macrumors 68040

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  3. Yossarian thread starter macrumors member

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

    Thanks!
     

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