Macbook Pro Sudden Motion Sensor Stuck

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by v0lume4, Jan 25, 2013.

  1. v0lume4 macrumors 68000


    Jul 28, 2012
    A few times over the past couple of weeks, including a few minutes ago, the sudden motion sensor on my Mid-2010 MacBook Pro becomes stuck, making the "clicking" noise over and over again. Unlike normal, it doesn't click once, it clicks time after time until I intentionally jolt the computer quickly to make it re-activate then act normally again. Am I the only one with this problem? Perhaps resetting the SMC or PRAM could fix this? Thanks.
  2. justperry macrumors G3


    Aug 10, 2007
    In the core of a black hole.
    Are you sure it's what you think it is, if you hear the clicking i think it's the HD going bad, I just tried on mine and I have to put my ear on the laptop to hear it.

    I do know though that if you hear fairly loud clicking it's the HD on it's way out, check smart status and keep your backup up to date.
  3. v0lume4 thread starter macrumors 68000


    Jul 28, 2012
    I'm afraid that's the case. The SMART status says verified under Disk Utility, so here's to hoping it was just a SMS glitch. Time will tell if resetting the SMC did anything. Thanks! :)

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