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hard drive noise

1262 Views 5 Replies Latest reply: Jan 17, 2009 1:27 PM by MacAdamy RSS
becks87 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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Nov 30, 2008 12:21 AM
is it normal for my hard drive to make a loud click when i move the computer, eg. i stand up with the computer or i take 1 step or i sit on my bed while my computer is as well????
please try and help me, should i go to apple??

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late 2008 MBP + 4GB of RAM + 320GB, iPhone 3G 16GB (black), iPod 2nd gen 8GB, Mac OS X (10.5.5)
  • Michael Flynn Level 4 Level 4 (3,490 points)
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    Nov 30, 2008 4:37 AM (in response to becks87)
    there seems to be a few threads about this. It could be an overly sensitive Accelerometer parking the drive heads.
    MacBook Pro 2.53GHzG4 Cube, Mac OS X (10.4.7)
  • MacAdamy Level 1 Level 1 (15 points)
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    Dec 16, 2008 8:59 AM (in response to becks87)
    There's currently a debate, form what I read, about the sensitivity of the SMS (Sudden Motion Sensor) and the parking of the HDD head. As far as what is known: there IS an SMS, the HDD head WILL park when the computer is moved, and it WAS designed to do so. The parking is not permanent, and at its very worst you'll have to endure a pause while playing music if you move the computer during a song.
    Late '08 MacBook Pro, Mac OS X (10.5.5)
  • MacAdamy Level 1 Level 1 (15 points)
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    Jan 17, 2009 1:27 PM (in response to becks87)
    only to the same extent that you should be worried when the water inside a fish bowl moves when you carry it.
    Late '08 MacBook Pro, Mac OS X (10.5.5)

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