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Macbook - OK, is a slight vibration normal??


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This is my second C2D macbook, both had a slight vibration when the macbook is on a sturdy table. The vibration is coming from the 80 gig hard drive, not the fan. I feel NO vibration when i'm holding it or is placed on my lap; only when on a solid table.

For those with macbooks (newer ones), is this normal? I placed some small rubber feet under the "nubs" that are already there and it helped it. Is this just how they are? Is it due to the thin-nature of the laptop itself?

Does anyone else have this, or did I have bad luck twice? I won't really mind it if it is normal, but this is my 2nd in a row with the same vibration. Thanks!
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mine seems to do it a little on hard surface, i think its normal.
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i have the 80Gb in my core duo macbook and have never felt a vibration form it on the surface of my lapdesk. sometimes when the cd drive is running very fast with an older cd, but not from the HD.

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i have the 80Gb in my core duo macbook and have never felt a vibration form it on the surface of my lapdesk. sometimes when the cd drive is running very fast with an older cd, but not from the HD.
Have you tried it on a table? A lap-desk is a little flimsy.

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not my lapdesk.

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i usually feel it when my fans speed up.
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I only feel the vibration when my fans or disc drive spins up, but never when just the hard drive is spinning.
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well ****.

compusa already said they cant exchange it again (unless i ***** to their apple tech).

think i should just send it back to applecare?
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