Noise from underneath the touchpad when MBP is moved.

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by mgnayim, Mar 29, 2010.

  1. mgnayim macrumors newbie

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    MacBook Pro 15" Unibody Mid 2009


    I got my new MBP 15" one month ago, I noticed a noise coming from underneath the touch-pad. The noise sounds like a loosy small peice of metal cracking there.

    When I hear this noise:

    - when the laptop is on my legs/bed/couch and I move it a little bit.

    -when I tab on the aluminium around the touchpad.

    I hear the noise more frequntly day after day... Things are getting bad!

    I noticed that when I shake the laptop (shuted down) with the lid opened I hear the noise way more than with the lid closed.

    My laptop is new, its case never opened.

    I thought of the following:

    -something wrong with the thing that adjust the touchpad click (if it exists)

    -there is a free screw moving there (maybe while assembling the laptop they accidentally dropped the screw)

    -...

    Is this normal?

    Should I worry about it?
    Does it worth it to open the case and see what's going on there?
     
  2. techound1 macrumors 68000

    techound1

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    Not normal.

    Pieces of what-not go sometimes get loose inside a MBP. If it's a screw or other metal object, it's only a matter of time before it shorts out something (including the logic board). Go have it looked at.
     
  3. mgnayim thread starter macrumors newbie

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    But the problem is voiding the warranty.
    In order to reach the area from where the noise comes from (underneath the touch pad) I have to remove the battery, and removing the battery in the newer unibodies voids the warranty.
     
  4. blue-star macrumors newbie

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    HI mgnayim,
    so did you fix it what did you do?

    because i have the same problem my macbook pro with SSD i have the exact same problem what should i do how did you fix it??

    regards,
     

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