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2010 MBP "Clinking" sound


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i (hope) i have attached a sound clip of a weird sound that my macbook makes. it makes the sound when i gently move the macbook although not all the time. it does not seem to be directly related to movement (i.e loose item inside)

normal?

weird?

catastrophic?
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Couldn't hear the sound, but anyway; does it sound like a marble inside a tin can? It could be the hard drive, unless your HDD is an SSD.
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managed to find a solution, the sound was really hard to describe and i could only find "its probably your hdd" answers but i did manage to find a youtube video showing the problem...

YouTube - re: MacBook Pro creaking noise

the solution mentioned in the comments can be found here...

Ten One Designer's Blog

i did not remove the part, i just put some insulating tape on the point where it touches the bottom of the case.

hope this helps anyone else having this really annoying issue.
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Not removing the connector was probably a good move. Never know when something doesn't go right. However, you accomplished the same thing by using insulator tape. I hope though you used a good quality brand of tape. Some cheaply made insulator tapes will "bleed" when they get warm and may lead to sticky stuff getting on the board. Not a good thing.
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Yeah i did thanks for the heads-up. i'm just a bit peeved that i had to open up my brand new macbook and fix the bloody thing myself!

had to laugh at the apple guy:

me: "my laptop is making a strange sound when i have it resting on my lap..."

him: "well they're not designed to be used on your lap"
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