tickling sounds coming when i move or shake my Mac book

Discussion in 'MacBook' started by bhanu08, Aug 12, 2009.

  1. bhanu08 macrumors newbie

    May 21, 2009
    hi i can hear some tickling sounds coming from my mac book, i think some thing wrong is going under the left side of key board(near keys tab,capslock,q,w,a,s....). i think fan is hitting some thing inside

    Need experts comment on it.

    thank you
  2. MultiFinder17 macrumors 68000


    Jan 8, 2008
    Tampa, Florida
    That's your hard disk parking itself. Your MacBook has a motion sensor in it that senses when the laptop is moving and stops the hard disk to avoid damage. Sudden movement is bad for laptops with hard disks in them; it can make all sorts of nasty things happen.

    Stop shaking your MacBook while it's running; it's not good for it :)
  3. yoyo5280 macrumors 68000


    Feb 24, 2007
    Melbourne, Australia & Bay Area
    Yup as already said, when idiots purposely shake or regular people accidentally shake their macbooks the motion sensor shuts off the drive quickly with a CLICK so that you don't loose your data.

  4. bhanu08 thread starter macrumors newbie

    May 21, 2009
    ok then what is the remedy to stop it, i tried with other mac book but i cant find hear any sound.
  5. ZebraineZ macrumors 6502

    Mar 17, 2009
    I don't remember quite well but whereever you just mentioned, if its a white macbook (or similiar) then that is where the harddrive is because its on the left palmrest area.

    If its a unibody then I'm not sure because the unibody harddrive is on the right palm rest.

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