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Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by S-mac-k, May 16, 2011.

  1. S-mac-k macrumors member

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    Anyone else get this?

    Occasionally when I move my fingers on the trackpad I get this odd clink noise? Its not constant or really annoying. Just wondering if anyone has been able to diagnose what it could potentially be?
     
  2. miles01110 macrumors Core

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  3. QuarterSwede macrumors G3

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    It sounds like the hard drive heads unparking to get ready to read/write data. Think of a vinyl turntable/record player and the stylus and arm that's parked when not in use.

    If you start hearing constant clicking THEN you have a problem.
     
  4. S-mac-k thread starter macrumors member

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    I have an SSD in my main drive. My stock HDD is in the optibay. Would I still hear the clicking even if this is the case?

    I'm not distressed by it but if it is the start of something serious, it obviously needs addressing.

    Thanks for the prompt response guys!
     

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