click sound from HDD 7200rpm (probably), when picking up MBP 2011

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by Jens Engels, Jul 7, 2011.

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Does your MacBook Pro makes a single click sound when lifting it up or moving it?

Poll closed Aug 26, 2011.
  1. Yes, when i move it gently (i have a 7200 Rpm HDD in my macbook pro)

    1 vote(s)
    33.3%
  2. Yes, when i move it more brutal (i have a 7200 Rpm HDD in my macbook pro)

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  3. Yes, when i move it gently (i have a 5400 Rpm HDD in my macbook pro)

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  4. Yes, when i move it more brutal (i have a 5400 Rpm HDD in my macbook pro)

    2 vote(s)
    66.7%
  5. No, not even when i move it more brutal (i have a 7200 Rpm HDD in my macbook pro)

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  6. No, not even when i move it more brutal (i have a 5400 Rpm HDD in my macbook pro)

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  1. Jens Engels macrumors member

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    #1
    Hey,

    i was wondering, each time i pick-up/move my MBP 2011, there is a click sound coming from the Harddrive, is this normal, or is something scraching my Harddrive or something? or does this it protect my harddrive?

    Thanks
    Jens
     
  2. Jens Engels thread starter macrumors member

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    But is it normal that it is so sensitive? because i'm really always picking it up very gentle, and then there is that click.
     
  3. Jason S. macrumors 6502a

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    Before I swapped my stock HDD (5400rpm however) with a SSD, I always got the same click sound, even when I picked it up extremely carefully and slowly. I think it's normal.
     
  4. head honcho 123 macrumors 6502

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    it can be the hard drive head parking itself bc it detected motion. i don't think it's a problem. unless it's a CONSTANT click noise.

    if it's just when u move it, i think u can safely say it's from the SMS parking
     
  5. Jens Engels thread starter macrumors member

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    No it's not a constant noise, only when i pick it up when the MBP is turned on. i tested this with my old macbook pro and it never had this noise, not even when i shake it quite hard.

    maybe it's a new security thing.

    i was hopeing more people would have this, to think that it is maybe normal :).
     
  6. MJNBGA macrumors regular

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    I have this clicking noise as well. I think it's normal. It only happens when I move my 13" MBP or lightly put my hand over where the hard drive is. I hope this is normal. If it's not, I'll take it to :apple:. :)
     
  7. Jens Engels thread starter macrumors member

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    Maybe our motion sensor is too sensitive..?
     
  8. stevemiller macrumors 65832

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    It's completely normal. The 7200 drive in my 2008 mbp has always made the noise and the drive has worked solidly for nearly 3 years now. And of course you can always swap in an SSD at a later date for totally silent operation :)
     
  9. Big-TDI-Guy macrumors 68030

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    Shaking a running computer with a spinning HD really hard.... ?

    Do you want your HD to die a brutal death? That click is because people realized that sudden motion can destroy your HD heads / platters - degrading, damaging or completely destroying them. The head parks when motion is detected to prevent damage to the drive.

    Older computers won't do this, same goes for most desktops - that said, shaking them is really not a good habit to be in, even if they do have a motion sensor...

    I think you're the type of person who actually NEEDS a solid state drive. ;)
     

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