Metallic Clicking Sound with Macbook Pro

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  1. mackid1993 macrumors member

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    I have a 2012 cMBP, and when I move it around, it makes a metallic clicking sound. I've done some research-- and it seems like the culprit is a grounding bar that makes contact with the bottom cover.

    Either removing that grounding bar or putting electrical tape over the contact points on the cover, I hear will cure this sound.

    However, my question is, will this damage my Macbook Pro, not leaving it grounded properly. Does anyone have experience with this modification.

    Thanks.

    http://tenonedesign.com/blog/fix-your-macbook-pro-like-a-champ/
     
  2. justperry macrumors 604

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    What about this, it might be the head on the HDD parking due to movement.
     
  3. mackid1993 thread starter macrumors member

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    I have an SSD.
     
  4. justperry macrumors 604

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    Makes me :eek:

    I know there are also small thingies in the rMBP and someone mentioned having cracking noises, is this is what you mean?
     
  5. mackid1993 thread starter macrumors member

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    This is what I am referring to.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0uuhLyxKjRo
     
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    Mine did this as well, I opened it up, and just pushed down on the metal pieces on the bar, and now its gone.
     
  8. mackid1993 thread starter macrumors member

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    How long ago did you do it? Also, what kind of tape did you use?
     
  9. SupadudeX, Dec 1, 2012
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    SupadudeX macrumors member

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    About a week ago. I just used some clear packing tape actually. I'm eventually going to pull it off and replace it with some electrical tape from work. The type of tape doesn't really matter. Just that the packing tape will eventually break down and leave a residue which could cause an issue if I ever have to take the laptop in for warranty work. Electrical tape will leave a residue too, but the tape will at least all come off in one piece.

    Everything still works fine, I've been playing games in bootcamp without problem.
     
  10. mackid1993, Dec 8, 2012
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    mackid1993 thread starter macrumors member

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    I did it. No noise. Is your machine still working okay? It's so great not to wanting to claw my ears out anymore.
     
  11. mackid1993 thread starter macrumors member

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    For the record... the tape wore through and I ended up removing the part. I'd sugget doing just that-- everything is fine and totally silent. I'm just keeping it in the box... if I ever need to take it in to apple for work, I'll just put it back.
     

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