Macbook Pro 15" unibody rattle on right side?

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by poose22, Feb 1, 2010.

  1. poose22 macrumors member

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    I just recently got a Macbook Pro, and im curious if the following is normal and if it's maybe the Superdrive's spindle or something. Basically, when I go to lift up my computer, I can hear a rattling sound coming from the right side. It sounds like it could be the Superdrive just rattling. My older white Macbook didn't do it and im wondering if it's a normal thing for these newer models.

    EDIT: I would also like to add that it only does this when the computer is turned ON
     
  2. kolax macrumors G3

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    Most likely the sudden motion sensor is parking the hard drive head.
     
  3. poose22 thread starter macrumors member

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    i dont know what that means, lol. should i be concerned?
     
  4. kolax macrumors G3

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    Nope - lifting it quickly, your Mac will just assume you dropped it and parks the hard drive head to prevent you loosing any data.

    You can disable it if the clicking is annoying though.
     
  5. poose22 thread starter macrumors member

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    cool. good to know. i also was just reading an article about it on apples website

    http://support.apple.com/kb/HT1934?viewlocale=en_US
     
  6. dolphindolphin macrumors regular

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    For some reason i laughed really hard after reading this, couldn't have summarized up MacRumors better if I tried.
     

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