Umm, noise problem with Macbook

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by TheBonk, Oct 11, 2007.

  1. TheBonk macrumors 6502

    TheBonk

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    When I lift up my Macbook, I hear a scratching noise. It sounds like it is the hard drive. The noise only occurs while I am picking up my Macbook. It also happens only when I pick it up or put it down fast. Is this a problem with something inside or is it just gravity acting on the hard drive?
     
  2. mad jew Moderator emeritus

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    Is the machine running? It could be the drop sensors coming into play with the drive. It's not a good idea to rapidly move your laptop when it's turned on and the drive is spinning.
     
  3. Eidorian macrumors Penryn

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  4. TheBonk thread starter macrumors 6502

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    That sounds about right. Thanks
     
  5. Eidorian macrumors Penryn

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    In all honesty, it's not good to move a computer with a spinning hard drive. :p
     
  6. TheBonk thread starter macrumors 6502

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    All the more reason flash drives would be better I guess. :D
     
  7. Eidorian macrumors Penryn

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    Agreed.

    That and they're just darned cool! :D
     

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