Noise from underneath the touchpad when MBP is moved.

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

  1. mgnayim macrumors newbie

    Aug 14, 2009
    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


    Mar 3, 2006
    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

    Aug 14, 2009
    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

    Dec 24, 2010
    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??


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