tickling sounds coming when i move or shake my Mac book

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

  1. bhanu08 macrumors newbie

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    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
    bhanu
     
  2. MultiFinder17 macrumors 68000

    MultiFinder17

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    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

    yoyo5280

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    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.

    -Omi
     
  4. bhanu08 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    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

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    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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