Sounds like something is loose in my mac

Discussion in 'MacBook' started by halisray, Mar 19, 2010.

  1. halisray macrumors regular

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    Hey guys,

    I just noticed after picking my laptop up that something jingles on the left side of my macbook. I never dropped it or banged it, I recently sent into the apple store to get the sound fixed.

    Could it be the keys possibly? Really odd... any suggestions? It is still under warranty so I can always get it fixed if something is wrong.
     
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  3. BubbaJones macrumors regular

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    I suggest bringing it back to the store.

    If it didn't jingle before the repair, then perhaps they did something to it.
     
  4. BubbaJones macrumors regular

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    :D
     
  5. halisray thread starter macrumors regular

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    I didn't notice it beforehand. It is really weird.. I tilt the mac left and right and something makes a sound on the left side of the keyboard.

    so annoying
     
  6. iphone1105 macrumors 68020

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    It's the HD needle picking itself off to avoid damage, no biggy
     
  7. halisray thread starter macrumors regular

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  8. iphone1105 macrumors 68020

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    i mean exactly what I said
     
  9. halisray thread starter macrumors regular

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    so its not an irregularity? it is a normal sound? it doesnt stand out.. you rly have to like tilt the mac and listen for it.
     
  10. sml238 macrumors regular

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    yeah its most likely the hard drive parking its head so it doesnt damage your hard disk.

    some drives are more noticeable than others. do you have the 250gb hitachi? iv read that many have reported that they can hear the hard drive parking its head when you move it.
     
  11. halisray thread starter macrumors regular

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    i have this: 250GB 5400-rpm Serial ATA hard disk drive
     
  12. iphone1105 macrumors 68020

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    Dude, we told you it's you HD, its no big deal. It happens som HD's have prevention to stop damage, this click or noise is that taking action. Chillax and have fun with your Mac!:)
     
  13. MrBrekke macrumors 6502

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    I had that drive in my MBP but did never hear any sounds like that.

    Take it to a apple store to have them listen to it.
     
  14. andalusia macrumors 68030

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    Hi there, Mr. Genius.. Please can you listen to my Mac? It makes noises...
     
  15. halisray thread starter macrumors regular

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    I won't bother.. its a very subtle noise anyways.
     
  16. BubbaJones macrumors regular

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    Does it make the sound when the machine is powered off? I'm not that familiar with the technology, but I would imagine that once the power is off, the head should already be parked.

    The short answer is this:

    If your concerned, take it in to the store. You've paid a lot for the machine, and you should be satisfied.

    Good luck!
     

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