2011 Macbook pro noise

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by jemmer, Sep 28, 2011.

  1. jemmer macrumors newbie

    Sep 28, 2011
    I have a 2011 macbook pro with the 2.3 ghz processor and the 500gb 7200rpm hard drive. When you pick up the computer when it is turned on or off and move it or shake it there is a clicking noise. The noise is coming from the top of the computer near the power on button. Would anyone know what this is an if I should worry about it.

  2. Tiki35 macrumors 6502

    Oct 25, 2009
    Nanoose Bay, BC, Canada
    This is the hard drive parking the head and is nothing to worry about. That noise is worse on different computers but use to drive me nuts until I changed all my Macs to SSDs which are of course silent.
  3. simsaladimbamba

    Nov 28, 2010
    But the HDD is not located near the power button and is normally turned off when the Mac is turned off, so it shan't be the Sudden Motion Sensor.

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