MBP 13" back door makes some noises when moved- normal?

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by ki2594, Aug 17, 2009.

  1. ki2594 macrumors 6502a

    Joined:
    Apr 12, 2008
    Location:
    Carmel, IN.
    #1
    Hey guys. So i was just carrying my MBP in my hand today by my hip and i started hearing some noises when i started walking. It looks like its the back door, if i touch down on it a little, it seems like it moves up and down a little (up meaning up towards the machine when its closed). Are the screws just loose or is this normal.
     
  2. moral-hazard macrumors regular

    Joined:
    Jul 27, 2009
    Location:
    Palo Alto, CA
    #2
    I would unscrew it, re-seat it, and screw it down again. Should fix the issue.

    The other possibility is that what you were hearing is the hard drive motion sensor kicking in when you move the laptop (carry it).
     
  3. ki2594 thread starter macrumors 6502a

    Joined:
    Apr 12, 2008
    Location:
    Carmel, IN.
    #3
    i thought the HD might have been it, which scared me, but then i checked and it is in fact the bottom, not enough movement to worry about yet i think, if it starts getting looser somehow i'll be unscrewing for sure.
     
  4. ki2594 thread starter macrumors 6502a

    Joined:
    Apr 12, 2008
    Location:
    Carmel, IN.
    #4
    Anyone else have an opinion on this? Should i try tightening the screws or is this normal for mid 09 MBPs?

    Thanks, its just an annoyance.
     

Share This Page