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luckylegion

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Jan 8, 2020
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Second time iv just noticed my macbook make a loud crack sound that i could literally feel with my hands on the chassis. Was very loud and only lasted a second. The laptop was opened while cold to the touch and then 25 mins in into use it happened. Not a huge issue but curious if like coil whine its a common issue.

Issues like this are a nightmare to talk to apple about because its hard to replicate or diagnose
 

Sanpete

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Nov 17, 2016
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Haven't heard of that. On the latter point, you could start recording your work sessions until it happens. Video with sound works for talking to Apple.
 
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Itada

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If it's one or two isolated loud crack/pop noises as it gets warmer, that's been a thing since the Touch Bar 15" models too, and it happened for the entire life of my 2016 TB 15" (before I sold it). It's something to do with the screen glass or display assembly, apparently. Here's another thread discussing it with a video, where you can hear the loud pop/crack noise happen at 1m43s:

 
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lobo1978

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If it's one or two isolated loud crack/pop noises as it gets warmer, that's been a thing since the Touch Bar 15" models too, and it happened for the entire life of my 2016 TB 15" (before I sold it). It's something to do with the screen glass or display assembly, apparently. Here's another thread discussing it with a video, where you can hear the loud pop/crack noise happen at 1m43s:


Yes, I have a similar issue with my MBP 2017. Especially when getting from colder to warmer. As soon as the whole chassis gets the room temperature those cracking sounds stop. It is a small but yet quite annoying (loud) issue.
 
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phil_m34

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Apr 4, 2020
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I have the same issue with my macbook pro 16. Cracks whenever the fan engages it seems, whenever I start an app that takes resources pretty much. Trying to get to the bottom of it. Any advice would help. It happened pretty much out of the box for me.
 
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rishipatel1231

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Apr 11, 2020
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Hi, I have a MacBook Pro 16 inch as well and sometimes, like when my login items (startup items) or heavy apps are starting, I hear small cracking noises coming from the palm rest, sometimes on left and sometimes on the right. When I press on the the general area the first time where I heard the cracks, I hear something make a very small crumpling noise. After that , when I press nothing makes a noise. Did your noises come from around palmrest or closer to the display hinge. Mine do not come from the display hinge and when I press on the center bottom of the lid near the center of the hinge, I do not hear any popping noises as described in other threads.
 
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simonmet

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Sep 9, 2012
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I’ve noticed the case making a cracking when I pick it up sometimes. I figured it’s just the bottom case adjusting itself, which it may do itself due to expansion and contraction. I’m not concerned.
 
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rishipatel1231

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Apr 11, 2020
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Have you noticed if your MacBook Pro hinge makes a super small mouse-click sound when trying to close it after it has been open at an angle of more than 90 degrees for some time? I sometimes hear it on the right side of the hinge after it has been open all the way for about 10 minutes or more.
 
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