UMBP 15 making clicking as I drop the right side??

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by volcom1151, Mar 26, 2009.

  1. volcom1151 macrumors member

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    Under where I put my risk on my 15 inch unibody macbook pro if I drop the right side about .5 seconds later I hear a click as if something is locking or hitting something in the HDD, can someone help me...I have seen people saying its an accelerometer that locks the HDD so nothing is damaged but its not like I am dropping it?
     
  2. Pika macrumors 68000

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    Maybe it's a Bolt, Screw or a peice of debri.
     
  3. iLog.Genius macrumors 601

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    Good chance motion sensor kicking in - retracts the head (?) to prevent damage to HDD.
     
  4. pdxflint macrumors 68020

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    I guess you mean wrist, not risk... but I'm not sure what you mean about dropping the right side? Is this something that happens every time you put your wrists on your MBP, or just a 'click' phenomenon that you are curious about? Sorry, it wasn't that clear to me what you meant, but I'd have to think iLog.genius's response was correct, and it's the free-fall mechanism activating a head park on the hd.
     
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  6. dlewis23 macrumors 6502a

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    My Macbook Pro does this as well. It's the hard drive head parking.
     
  7. adamvk macrumors 65816

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    Mine does too. Expect this noise basically anytime you move your Macbook Pro.
     
  8. ohaooa macrumors newbie

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    It's definitely the motion sensor, don't worry about it.
     
  9. eldy macrumors 6502

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    How about you don't drop the laptop? Just an idea... it should stop the clicking noise.
     
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  11. Glueeater macrumors regular

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    I have been hearing this recently as well.

    Good to know.
     
  12. Mark2000 macrumors regular

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    Guy walks into a doctors office. He says "Doc, it hurts when I go like this!". The doctor says "Then don't do it anymore."
     

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