Weird MacBook Question.

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by Spencer Reynen, Nov 13, 2011.

  1. Spencer Reynen macrumors member

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    When I rub my hands across my MacBook Pro, (pretty much on any spot) my it makes my hand vibrate. The laptop itself does not vibrate, just when my hand moves across it. It did this when I first got it too, but I never got around to asking. I'm sure this is completely normal, but I'm just wondering what it is.
     
  2. Swain macrumors member

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    Might be a slight muscle spasm, although we'll probably need more info to give a solid conclusion. No idea what's causing it though.
     
  3. Spencer Reynen thread starter macrumors member

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    It's really really hard to describe. It's like a vibrationy oscillation thing. It goes away after it's rubbed. It has nothing to do with my body, it's definitely the laptop, even tho it's not vibrating, because it only happens when I rub it.
     
  4. TheJing macrumors 6502a

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    Yea I know exactly what you mean. Nothing to worry about. Go to an Apple store and you should feel the exact same thing on any Macbook Pro or Air.
     
  5. ZZ Bottom macrumors 6502a

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    my guess is a bad ground/dirty electricity. Does it occur when the MBP is not plugged in?
     
  6. thundersteele macrumors 68030

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    Yep, I know what you're talking about. Feels kinda funny ;)

    Mine stopped doing it after a year or so... sign of it getting old :(
     
  7. snaky69 macrumors 603

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    Most likely electricity going through the case.
     
  8. MVRL macrumors regular

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    my grandpa said the exact same thing before he had a stroke too....
     
  9. Blues003 macrumors 6502

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    Try plugging the cord the other way around (plug out, turn it 180º degrees, plug in). What you're feeling is most likely electricity.
     
  10. thundersteele macrumors 68030

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    I always thought it was the fine structure of the aluminium body finish that would cause the small vibrations when moving the fingers over it.
     
  11. takeshi74 macrumors 601

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    It's electrical -- as stated above.

    There's a difference between the finish and what the OP is describing.
     
  12. TheJing macrumors 6502a

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    What happens if you turn it of? Does it still do it?
     
  13. thundersteele macrumors 68030

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    Ok, it's never too late to learn. I experienced this in the past and decided that it must be the surface. Seems I was wrong. I just tried to compare plugged in/out, and it really seems to be electric.
     
  14. TheJing macrumors 6502a

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    So is it something to worry about? I've had that on both my Macs.
     
  15. Ivan P macrumors 68030

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    I've had it on all 3 of my Mac notebooks. I assumed it was normal.
     

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