Tips on making HD quieter

Discussion in 'MacBook' started by Lurchdubious, Oct 21, 2010.

  1. Lurchdubious macrumors 65816

    Lurchdubious

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    So I installed a 7200 rpm drive in my late '08 UMB, and now it's too noisy. The noise goes away if I press down on the right-side palm rest, so I'm thinking that the HD is just a little too loose. Have any of you ever put anything next to the drive to make it a little more snug? I'm thinking about putting a small rubber band around the drive to reduce vibration. Is there a better way?

    Thanks!
     
  2. miles01110 macrumors Core

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    Rubber bands will dry out fairly quickly. You could try getting some small rubber or nylon washers to put in between the chassis and the mounting screws.
     
  3. Lurchdubious thread starter macrumors 65816

    Lurchdubious

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    Cool. What about little orthodontic bands? They're pretty tiny...
     
  4. Consultant macrumors G5

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    They are probably not designed for the heat.
     
  5. eman macrumors 6502a

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    Are you talking about the aluminum unibody macbook. The HD has four pins on the side of it and they ride on small rubber boots/grommets inside the macbook. Make sure all the rubber boots are still in place, these are designed to hold the HD in place and reduce vibration created by the HD.
     
  6. Lurchdubious thread starter macrumors 65816

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    Yes, and they're in place.
     

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