Macbook Pro 16' Loud crack (not known speaker issue)

luckylegion

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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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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.
 

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.