Tilt detector in macbook pro?

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  1. cpnotebook80 macrumors 6502a

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    I was working on my mbp and I have to move to get the phone so I lifted it up and moved it quickly aside and I heart this interesting clink sound from within.
    is it the detector for falling of the notebook etc that acted up?
     
  2. Drumjim85 macrumors 68030

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    it's the HD's head stopping, most HDs these days have that safety feature built in.
     
  3. NeoCracer macrumors member

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    Yes, there is a accelerometer in MacBooks since the very beginning.
     
  4. cpnotebook80 thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    ahh ok
    interesting.It only works if you move the notebook quickly from left to right maybe in a tilt fashion
    so basically the accelerometer prevents HD from damaging if it fell but shutting it off
    wonder how this will work will ssd?
     
  5. Shake 'n' Bake macrumors 68020

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    It won't. An SSD is solid-state, so there is no need for a free fall sensor.
     
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  7. geoffreak macrumors 68020

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    Optical disk drive :rolleyes:
     
  8. Shake 'n' Bake macrumors 68020

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    And the mention of ODD is where?
     
  9. geoffreak macrumors 68020

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    In my post above.:cool:
     
  10. Shake 'n' Bake macrumors 68020

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    I figured that out after I hit the Submit Reply button. :eek:

    A free fall sensor in the ODD would be cool.
     
  11. geoffreak macrumors 68020

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    The MBP has a free fall sensor already. I believe it can stop the ODD as well as the HDD (or at least I hope it does, but you won't find me trying it out).
     
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  14. Shake 'n' Bake macrumors 68020

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    Too bad I don't have anything with a free fall sensor.
     
  15. aprofetto macrumors 6502a

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    When I first heard this sound, I thought my computer was effed, but after reading it was some safety mechanism, I felt better. :D
     

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