Ok Ok 1st Question

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by brando06, Jan 15, 2007.

  1. brando06 macrumors regular

    Jan 5, 2007
    This isn't a complaint, it's just a question. So my macbook when i sit it on my lap and bounce my leg or move around it makes a sorta squeeky noise. Can't really explain the sound. Let me know what you have done for this noise!!
  2. MacNut macrumors Core


    Jan 4, 2002
  3. kerisimasi macrumors member

    Jul 1, 2006
    is it a sound like a stick/baseball card in the spokes of a bicycle wheel? if so, mine does that and I am sending it in.
  4. aquajet macrumors 68020

    Feb 12, 2005
    Perhaps it's the fan? My MBP had a noisy fan which was affected by the position of the computer.
  5. brando06 thread starter macrumors regular

    Jan 5, 2007

    No No, it's like a squeek when the screen shifts sorta thing.
  6. CanadaRAM macrumors G5


    Oct 11, 2004
    On the Left Coast - Victoria BC Canada
    Listen to MacNut. Computers were not made to be operated while in motion.

    Also, for your second question, please make your thread title relevant to the question being asked. You'll get better response that way.
  7. CaptainCaveMann macrumors 68000


    Oct 5, 2004
    Do you mean while moving the computer? Because my tibook if i pick it up and move it around the fan makes a strange noise. Ive pretty much attributed this to centrifigul(sp?) motion. Its like if u take something spinning and hold it in ur hand, then rotate ur wrist, you feel resistence. Thats the same thing happening with the fans. ;)
  8. flopticalcube macrumors G4


    Sep 7, 2006
    In the velcro closure of America's Hat
    Mine did that. I went to System Preferences -> Mouse and ticked the box that said "Eat Cheese" and then placed a slice of Kraft in the SuperDrive. That worked.

    My complaint is that I threw my MacBook up in the air and it landed on the concrete floor breaking into a gajillion pieces. Piece of crap, I'm taking it back.:p
  9. brando06 thread starter macrumors regular

    Jan 5, 2007
    Do u know how to read?? First off i wasn't complaining i said. I was simply stating what my computer was doing and wondered if it happened to anyone else. Ummm for one it is called a laptop so it is meant to be placed on my lapt (which in turn sometimes people move while seated) Use your brain man.
  10. PDE macrumors 68020

    Nov 16, 2005

    Is it a black macbook? If so, I've seen several of those (don't ask me why the black ones seem more prone to this...) that squeak like that, usually because the display bezel is ever-so-slightly misaligned and the bezel plastic touches the main unit. Apple will readjust if you ask them nicely...
  11. brando06 thread starter macrumors regular

    Jan 5, 2007
    Yes exactly. It seems when i tilt the screen all the way back so it is leaning back it does not make the noise, only when it is at a 90 degree angle.
  12. GimmeSlack12 macrumors 603


    Apr 29, 2005
    San Francisco
    You're not the only one to have this comment. And others have been rather annoyed by it, so I'd take it to an Apple Store or just call them. Others have had this fixed, so should you (if its buggin' you).

    And I think you're chill.
  13. aljlin macrumors regular

    Sep 7, 2006
    Technically apple no longer labels the macbooks (macbooks and macbook pros) as laptops, but as notebooks, partially because of the heat, but anyways... I guess for people who do have macbooks, maybe if you could try to pinpoint where the noise is coming from and let us know. I guess what other people are saying it's one thing to move your legs around with the laptop around, and it's another bouncing your legs around. Bouncing the laptop around is much more movement than just shifting around and stuff like that. One thing is does it happen a lot when you have your macbook in your lap? But I guess the person who posted last has a good point, maybe your laptop screen is a little misaligned, and the fact that it's being bounced around is causing the parts to squeak around. Just bring it into the store (if it's under warranty) and i'm sure they can diagnose it and maybe find a suitable situation to fix it, if you want to.
  14. EvryDayImShufln macrumors 65816


    Sep 18, 2006
    hahahha this is great

    But i didnt actually notice any noise myself, although I have a 15 inch MBP.
  15. brando06 thread starter macrumors regular

    Jan 5, 2007

    Anyone in Vancouver, recommend which apple store to go to then??

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