Just bought an MBP13, few little questions1

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by Crath, Mar 17, 2010.

  1. Crath macrumors newbie

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    1. When I pick up the laptop, or even move it a nudge, it clicks. Sounds like metal on metal, but i'm not sure what it is.

    2. When it is sitting on a flat surface, I am able to push down the lower right side a bit and tap the surface, so I'm guessing it isn't perfectly flat.

    Are these 2 things normal? Or something I should look into? thanks! I heard some places were offering MBPs for cheaper, which i guess shows a possible update next tues (yeah right). I have 10 more days to return this one.
     
  2. spinnerlys Guest

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    1. This is the so-called SMS (Sudden Motion Sensor) which parks the HDD read/write head so it won't crash onto the platter and damage your HDD. It's a feature and not a defect.

    2. It should be, is the surface even? Have you tried other surfaces?
    Maybe bring it to the Apple Store and show it to them.
     
  3. kny3twalker macrumors 65816

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    Mine also rocked a bit when i first got it, but I have not noticed the issue recently. Maybe after all the aluminum warms up a few times, the problem disappears. If it does not, take it in, but I would not make it a huge priority.
     
  4. Patrick J macrumors 65816

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    I, on the other hand, would make it a priority. A Macbook has a laptop inside (surprise surprise), and laptops have hard drives. HDs don't like movement. It's bad enough using it on a train or a bus, where the surface is constantly rocking - the actual base of the laptop should be flat!
    You paid top dollar for a, lets face it, older generation (hardware-wise) laptop (don't flame me here, I am pointing out facts), so the least you should have is a PERFECT exterior.

    Check if all four feet are properly inserted into the base plate, and try putting the laptop on a surface you know must be flat.
     

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