Hard Disk Clicking when Laptop Moved Sideway

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by mohammad, Feb 17, 2009.

  1. mohammad macrumors member

    mohammad

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    #1
    Hi,

    I know I should not be even practicing this.. but when I'm moving my laptop while its on and the lid is open to just go to another room, I take the laptop by hand and sometimes hold it in a 20 to 45 Degrees angle. When I do this instantly I here a click which I believe it is the hard disk.. I experience no slowdowns, hangs or anything? Is this bad? Should I prevent doing the 45 degrees hold? Will this damage the hard disk head? Does anyone else experience the same Thing?

    Thanks,
    Mohammad
     
  2. mknawabi macrumors 6502

    mknawabi

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    The heads that read data off the hard drive stop moving in order to keep them from clashing with the disk platters. This is a protection that newer hard drives offer. You will experience a pause in a program that is reading data, such as quicktime/vlc playing a movie.
     
  3. ubestbsteppin macrumors regular

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    Sounds like the hard drive heads locking. Happens on mine too. No worries.
     
  4. bmcgrath macrumors 65816

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