New 13 inch MBP Hard Drive Click Help!

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by Tudeski, Aug 16, 2009.

  1. Tudeski macrumors member

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    I just bought a new 13 inch macbook pro. While i was calibrating the battery i heard a slight click....I thought it was just me at the time and didn't think anything of it. I heard it again 10 minutes later. I am now hearing it when i use the machine very, very quit, and not totally consistent with time or anything else.


    Just got this machine on Thursday morning. Suggestions? Is this machine ok, or should I bring it back tot he store I purchased it from?

    Suggestions?

    Thanks.
     
  2. nufanec macrumors regular

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    Where on the MacBook did the noise come from? It sounds like the sudden motion sensor making the hard drive heads park.

    The MacBook Pros are fitted with a sudden motion sensor to provide protection to the hard drive that is quite often (at least in my case) a bit over exuberant at times - often I find that even small movement can cause the drive heads to park and produce a clicking noise. It can be annoying at times, but its one of those things. It's for the good.
     
  3. dissdnt macrumors 65816

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    Any faint beeps after the click? A lot of people are having this issue with the new 7200 drives, like me. They are working on a fix supposedly.
     
  4. Brandon Heat macrumors regular

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  5. Tudeski thread starter macrumors member

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    It seems to be coming from bottom right of the keyboard (the part closest to you, on the right, where the arrows are).

    Does that make sense? It does click when I move it. That might be it. No beeps after it clicks though. That is a protection thing?

    Man, THIS FORUM IS BETTER THAN CALLING APPLE! :)

    ps--what happens if it does beep after the hard drive heads park?--is that problematic?
     

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