What is exactly to the left of the MBP 13" trackpad?

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  1. spaceboots06 macrumors 6502a

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    When I am lying in bed using my notebook and readjust myself either up or down more my laptop makes a clicking noise which seems to come from the inside of the notebook on the bottom right, just below the arrow buttons. Basically whenever I change the angle my notebook is sitting at it makes this clicking noise. My guess is that the hard drive is in that location. It bugs me a little but it isn't really a problem. Just whenever I hear it I wonder what is there.

    Thanks.
     
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  3. spaceboots06 thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Ah, I see. That was my guess.
     
  4. Jisuo macrumors 6502

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    and the clicking noise is when the hdd secures itself from damage by locking the head.
     
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    !

    On such small movements!? My previous MacBook never made that sound. I'm guessing this has something to do with the sudden motion sensor? If yes, how can I turn it off?
     
  6. Jisuo macrumors 6502

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    sound level differs from hdd to hdd. Different models/manufacturers.

    Don't know if you can disable it and I wouldn't recommend it.
     
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    I can't remember where I read it but I read that the SMS doesn't even do anything significant in terms of damage prevention when a notebook is dropped from above two feet.
     
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    I was asking the same question a few weeks ago, you just get used to it after a while! :)
     
  10. CoffeeWarrior macrumors regular

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    All you have to do is remove the bottom latch and look.

    Mine is a toshiba 5400, in the near future it will be a unreliable SSD :)
     
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    YES! Now I have something to keep me company when I'm fixated on my screen hours upon hours in the dark. It will be like my personal Wilson from Cast Away, except this one can talk! I just have to learn his language now.
     

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