Hard Drive "Click" Question

Discussion in 'MacBook' started by Caris, Jan 23, 2009.

  1. Caris macrumors 6502a

    Caris

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    Hey everyone, I've just been using my Unibody Macbook on my bed and when i got off my macbook shook a little and i heard a click from the Hard Drive. So i shook it again (not too hard) and it made the same noise.

    The drive sounds spot on normally I'm just wondering if this is some sort of shock safe measure and is normal or if it's my drive failing.

    Cheers.
     
  2. GFSarah macrumors regular

    GFSarah

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    Yep. That's exactly what it is. A sensor detects a sudden motion and separates the components of the hard drive to (hopefully) prevent damage if dropped.
     
  3. UltraNEO* macrumors 601

    UltraNEO*

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    Tempting fate?
     
  4. Caris thread starter macrumors 6502a

    Caris

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    Not really, if the Macbook couldn't handle the vibration i gave it i wouldn't want to own one as it wasn't hard at all.
     

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