macbook pro 15" 2016 display rattling and cracking sound from the hinge

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by raduene, Jan 7, 2017.


Are the popping/cracking sounds normal?

  1. static energy popping sound

    1 vote(s)
  2. expansion of the materials when its get hot

    12 vote(s)
  1. raduene macrumors newbie


    Jan 7, 2017
    Hello, i have the new 2016 macbook pro 15" with the touch bar for about 2 weeks and i have some problems with it. one of them is when i shake it side to side i hear a rattling sound (i found out that is the light panel behind the display) and i want to ask if other 2016 mackbooks have this problem to?
    The second problem, that is more annoying is that i hear a random popping/cracking noise when i use the laptop (it usually happens when the laptop is cold and i am using intense programs and its start heating up). I also saw that this problem comes from the display/hinge because when it gets hot and i slightly touch the display it make the same popping/cracking sound but not that loud. Is this normal? are other 2016 macbook owners have this problem? should i take it back to the apple store to exchange it for a new one?(i am afraid that a new one is going to have other problems like the gpu or the battery)

    random cracking sound:
    cracking sound when i touch the display:
  2. djon41 macrumors regular

    Jan 7, 2007
    I get the same thing sometimes. Same as you describe, it happens mostly when it is cold booted and run for a couple of minutes to start heating up. I haven't noticed it when touching the screen like video #2, but I do hear it sometimes when opening the lid from closed.

    That said, I'm not really worried it about it at this point, I assume it is some part flexing when heated given how tightly packed the components are.
  3. gordosuperfly macrumors newbie

    Dec 7, 2016
    Mine is like this when closing and opening the hinge. It also think it has something to do with how tightly it is. After moving back and forth it does not do it again... Not sure what causes it. I have thought about taking it in but I can't decide if it bothers me enough.
  4. Ducki macrumors newbie

    Nov 13, 2016
    Same sound here :(

    If it didn't have cost >3000$ I guess I wouldn't care. But … ;)

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