MBA making a crack, crack noise

Discussion in 'MacBook Air' started by BENJMNS, Nov 16, 2010.

  1. BENJMNS macrumors 6502

    BENJMNS

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    On random movements or just when putting pressure on it while typing, my 13 MBA makes light cracking noises which I'm sure are coming from the tiny bolts that run all along the sides of the bottom.

    I know some have reported to make creaking noises, but mine isn't at that stage... yet.

    Any others experiencing this noise upon flex? Did tightening the nuts get rid of it?

    Thanks!
     
  2. FAsnakes macrumors regular

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    my 11" is starting to do that as well.. I'm looking for the proper screw bit to try and tighten down the screws.
     
  3. HardLuckStories macrumors regular

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    mine too, around the trackpad area when its cold...crack..crack crack. oh well:rolleyes:
     
  4. BENJMNS thread starter macrumors 6502

    BENJMNS

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    sounds like it's normal. doesn't bother me any more. :D thx guys.
     
  5. drxcm macrumors regular

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    I don't think it sounds normal - mine makes no noises, it is totally solid, even with firm pressure at different points..
     
  6. BENJMNS thread starter macrumors 6502

    BENJMNS

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    the cracking noise is very very subtle. but it's there. i think i need to tighten the little screws.
     
  7. mloffa macrumors 6502a

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    I've noticed this, too.
    But I always thought it was coming from near the hinge area.
    Hmmm...:confused:
     

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