Macbook clicking when pressed in corner

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by flipflop4, Apr 13, 2010.

  1. flipflop4 macrumors newbie

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    This is a really weird question but I thought I'd ask on here in case anyone has heard of this happening as I can't make it to the mac shop until next week.

    Basically, I have noticed that sometimes if I put pressure (not really hard or anything just like if I lean my wrist on it when typing) on the bottom right corner of the macbook, it makes a clicking sound when I press it. It sounds to me like something is bending when I press down there.

    It doesn't always click consistantly, and sometimes I have to press in different places to get it to click. I only noticed it when I applied a gelaskin to the top and was rubbing it to get the bubbles out and noticed when I rubbed over that corner it would make a clicking sound.

    Its really weird and I don't want my macbook to die as I'm already on my second one this year! I have backed up the hard drive as I have been told that the hard drive is in that corner but I have no idea if thats the problem or not. It seems to be that something is loose but I don't know what or how!!
     
  2. flipflop4 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Just noticed that if I press it on the left side it still makes the clicking sound ( but on the right side), I'm sure it must be something to do with the casing. But surely it shouldn't be that loose or anything, its only a few months old!
     
  3. Relznuk macrumors 6502

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  4. Tex-Twil macrumors 68020

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    Same problem here. I have a 2010 15"MBP. This wasn't happening before and it's king of annoying. Every time I touch the right corner, even very slightly, I get this click sound :s
     
  5. JAPears macrumors member

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    isnt that just the hard drive turning off because it thinks that the system has been dropped, ie. avoiding data loss?
     
  6. Hexero macrumors regular

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    You got the same problem as I have/had. If you have a Apple store nearby, visit them and ask if they can fix it.
    My thread:
    http://forums.macrumors.com/showthread.php?t=930018&highlight=

    It seems like the screws aren't tighten enough. Try take off the bottomcase, and put it on again - and remember, tight the screws, good.
    My problem returned like 3 days after, and I'm going to an Apple store whenever I have the chance.

    Hope that helps!
    Hexero -
     
  7. Killerbob macrumors 6502a

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    Like Steve says; then don´t put pressure there...
     
  8. Tex-Twil macrumors 68020

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    yes that's exactly this. Funny thing is that now it stopped ..

    I'm anyway waiting for a SSD so then I will replace the disk and tighten the screws.

    thx
     

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