Creaking sound above CD drive - 15" PB

Discussion in 'Macintosh Computers' started by aussie_geek, Jun 3, 2004.

  1. aussie_geek macrumors 65816


    Apr 19, 2004
    Sydney Australia
    hey all,

    Had my powerbook about 3 weeks now and have now noticed a creaking sound above the slot where you insert a cd. The noise is not that obvious until you lean on it with a little pressure - has anyone else noticed this noise on their new 15 "?

    Other than that this is a beautiful machine

  2. t^3 macrumors regular

    Oct 17, 2001
    Yes, I am getting this too. If you rest your palm above the CD drive a lot, the part of the bottom case above the CD slot will bend down, but the top case won't, so there is a gap between the case halves, and that is making the creaking sound. The only solutions I can think of are to either carefully try to pry the bent part back up or avoid resting your palm in that area. This is really a design flaw on Apple's part.

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