New Macbook Pro 15' - SMS triggers because of high volume?

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  1. tadziak macrumors regular

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    Hi,
    I'm having this problem with the new macbook pro 15'. Sometimes when watching a movie with higher volume set I can hear the hdd 'parking' (Sudden motion sensor triggering) and the video would stop for a moment. It's very annoying and I'm not sure if its normal for it to be so sensitive? My HDD is Hitachi 500MB. It doesn't happen very often, but sometimes it does and I dont think that just loud volume should cause hdd to park...

    Can anyone help me, share your thoughts?

    Thank you in advance.
     
  2. tjb1 macrumors 68000

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    If you would like to turn it on, go into Terminal and type

    sudo pmset -a sms 0

    enter password, hit enter..done.
     
  3. tadziak thread starter macrumors regular

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    Thanks, but that feature is for some reason and I don't really want to disable it. I want it to work properly, without going crazy like trigering even with sound vibration....
     
  4. tjb1 macrumors 68000

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    Well those are your options...as long as your not moving your computer around all the time while using it its fine to disable it.
     
  5. tadziak thread starter macrumors regular

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    Can replacing hdd help? Or is it even worth to try and complain to Apple about that? I already did, but since its not happening too often, they dont see anything wrong. And its not like the service would sit and watch movies all day ;)
     
  6. tjb1 macrumors 68000

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    Its not an HDD function, its part of the computer.
     

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