Laptops :: Clicking Sound Upon Pressure?

Jan 13, 2010

i've noticed that my 17" Macbook Pro makes an odd clicking sound when slight pressure is put in the general location of the hard drive. For instance, if I'm lying down, and the laptop is on my stomach, when I breathe in, it will make weird staticy, metallic clicking sounds.

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Laptops :: Sensitive K Key - Activates Without Pressure

Mar 16, 2010

The k key on my G4 iBook, OS 10.4.11 all of a sudden has a mind of its own, even when I just place my hands on the home keys without pressure, it activates. Have tried to eliminate problem in Preferences keyboard, but it doesn't seem to cure it.

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MacBook Pro :: Clicking Noise When Slight Pressure Applied Near (not Just On) Trackpad

Jun 1, 2014

I just bought a refurbished Macbook Pro and after less than a week, I've just started detecting a sort of soft clicking noise when my palms make soft contact with the area near the trackpad. It's not the trackpad clicking, which is a distinct noise. 

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Laptops :: Sound Output Not Working

Jan 9, 2009

I just opened up my MacBook about an hour ago, and for some reason the sound output isn't working. System preferences are as they should be (mute is not activated). I'm assuming that this is a hardware problem, but am hoping that somehow it is not. It's completely mute, btw, no sounds of any kind. When I restarted it, no sounds when it booted up again.

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May 16, 2007

when I start my mac pro, after a certain time passes there is a very low pitc clicking noise starts. It could not be heard if the ambient noise is loud, only when it is silent in the room. I opened the case, it comes from top of the hard disk bay under the dvd drive bay. I switched the har disk to another bay to see if it comes from the hard disk but no, its not the hard disk..

its not the front big fan unit as well .. where else I should check ? Does anybody have same kind of noise ?

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Mac Mini :: Clicking Sound In 10.7.4?

May 25, 2012

I use to hear only a fan that's only if I put my ear right next to the fan in other words it was silent, but for some reason when I updated to 10.7.4 I can hear this clicking sound that is coming from the Mac I did not have this ploblem in previous version (10.7.3 &10.7.2) this started happening exactly when it finished updating.

Oh and the Mac Mini is new I only use it for basic task (email & surfing the web) and I updated the exact same day when 10.7.4 was released.

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Aug 25, 2010

If I drop the MBP say a few inches (onto something soft like my lap) whilst its running I can hear a crisp click coming from inside the laptop

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Jun 17, 2008

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Oct 6, 2009

I just got my MacBook pro last month and sometimes I hear this sound for like a second. I don't know how to describe it. It's like a little clicking sound. It can happen when I'm online or sometimes when I close the macbook.

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IMac :: Ticking Or Clicking Sound - How To Fix It

Mar 16, 2010

late 2009 mac mini 2.53GHz/4gig ram/320gig hd

ok the issue is that I'm constantly hearing the ticking or clicking sound from my mac mini. Could any tell me what could be making those sound?

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Intel Mac :: Why Is It Making A Clicking Sound

Jun 10, 2012

I've bought my iMac in December 2011 and everything was functionating just fine untill 1 month ago. My iMac started to make clicking sounds for around 5-10 seconds, the interval between these sounds is usually half an hour to one hour. I personally think that it comes from the right side (the one with the CD/DVD entrance). I'd like to know what it causing this, how I can get this fixed and if it could be harmful to my iMac. I'll contact some premium resellers tomorrow and ask if they know what I can do about it.  

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Nov 29, 2010

I was listening to music on my macbook with headphones one night and once I unplugged them my sound stopped working. There is no red light coming out of the headphone jack and when I go to the sound settings it says there are no output controls. I don't know what to do because everyone says theirs has a red light but mine doesn't.

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Mac Pro :: Weird Clicking Sound On Boot And Start Up

Sep 28, 2008

Just bought today, brand new mac pro 8 core 2.8ghz. I get a weird click on both boot and start up or when I put the computer to sleep or wake it. It's a single click, imagine the sound of someone lightly flicking the side of an empty Pepsi can. It's not random, I can make it do the sound simply by unplugging or re-plugging the power cord in the back. Is this normal?

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OS X :: Weird Clicking Sound While Machine Loading

May 5, 2009

I have a new 2.0ghz, 4gb ram, 320gb hard drive Macbook and it makes weird clicking noises from time to time. Is it just the machine loading or is there something else wrong with it? This clicking is very annoying and when I am typing up reports and schoolwork it sometimes makes it hard to concentrate allthough very quiet.

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IMac :: Clicking Sound From Bottom Right Side

Jul 12, 2009

My new 24 inch iMac is making clicking sounds in the bottom right hand (looking at screen). The clicking sounds is linked in an audio file below.

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MacBook :: Speaker Clicking When Sound Is Mute?

Jul 21, 2009

Whenever my MacBook's sound is on mute and the computer wants to play a sound, the speaker has this little click noise.

For example, I mute the sound and go to trash a file. It trashes normally, but at the beginning, the speakers click (almost like they want to play that empty trash noise, but cannot because it is mute).

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MacBook Pro :: 13" Electrical Clicking Sound?

Sep 6, 2009

Has any one else experienced the random, but rather persistent electrical sounding snap or click that occurs while navigating the computer mostly with the touchpad. It is not the hardisk (been replaced to no avail). One person on apple forums suggested that all Macbook Pros make a snapping sound because the soundcard is either powering up out of sleep or powering down. It occurs sometimes more frequently, others not at all. Apple has offered to replace the computer with a new one, but if this is an endemic problem with just about all of them, I'd rather keep the one I have. The snapping or clicking isn't resounding, but can be rather irritating in a quiet room. At first I thought it was a short circuit sound snapping but was convinced otherwise later.

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IMac :: Clicking Sound Coming Out After Every 10 Seconds

Mar 23, 2010

Every 10 seconds there is a clicking sound coming out of the iMac i5, I have a CD loaded at the moment and a USB Stick behind. This is Standby and it should be absolutely quite. I am typing this on my PC next to it and hear the click every 10-20 seconds. Very annoying and an absolute Dealbreaker. This is a 2000 USD machine!

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MacBook :: Keeps Producing A Metallic Clicking Sound?

Apr 14, 2012

My 2008 Macbook keeps producing a metallic clicking sound from the bottom right of the computer.  This happens more frequently when it's resting on a surface other than a desktop (ie my legs).  Is it a serious hardware problem or just a warning sound so I don't hold the computer a certain way?

MacBook, Mac OS X (10.6.8)

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Laptops :: Built In Sound Stopped Working After Snow Leopard?

Sep 4, 2009

I have a macbook 2,1, the white one. Has anyone else had their regular built in sound just stop working right after upgrading to snow leopard? I can get sound to play through headphones, but once I up plug them the little sound icon in the menu bar will grey out and I will not be able to get sound to play through the internal speakers.

If I go to the Sys Pref > Sound > Output Pane, it will say "The selected device has no output controls" in the Settings for Selected Device section.

I upgraded my girlfriends laptop to Snow Leopard even though she could care less. Now she's all mad cause the sound doesn't work.

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Dec 20, 2007

I have an early 05 PowerMac Dual 2.3 machine that's making some intermittent clicking noises over the last few months. There's no pattern - sometimes it happens every few minutes, sometimes it won't happen for hours. The clicking sound is loud - and is accompanied by, what I can only describe as, a bit of a buzz sound. At first I thought it could be my HDD or superdrive, but I think the click is way too loud. Now the question - is this my power supply getting ready to give? The machine does not fall in the range of the power supply repair program. I'm already in the process of adding a second HDD to clone my main drive just in case.

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IMac :: 27" I7 Clicking Sound (Lower Left)

Nov 19, 2010

The hits just keep on coming with this thing First, it arrived with a massive glob of dust trapped between the backlight and LCD panel (still need to take to Genius Bar), then the PSU buzzing started and now it's making a random clicking/popping sound from the lower left. Its a very quiet sound but its noticeable in a quiet room. It appears to be random, but I can reproduce it by opening iTunes, playing a few seconds of a song, waiting at least 10 seconds in silence, then starting another song. *pop* and the song begins. This happens in QuickTime as well. What is going on here? I'm so exasperated right now, I wish Apple would just replace my troubled machine with a new one.

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Mac Pro :: Hard Drive Odd Clicking Sound While Shut Down/stand By?

Dec 27, 2010

I have a general question about a recently upgraded 2006 Mac Pro.

I recently upgraded my boot drive to a 1TB Western Digital 7200RPM sata drive.

I have a 2.66GHz Mac Pro late 2006. Running leopard. 4Gb Ram. Radeon 4870 HD (recently added). two other sata drives as backup. (200GB and 350GB, about 4 years old)

With the new drive I notice an odd clicking sound when ever I shut it down or send it into standbye.

Like the drive is just stopping instead of spinning down... I have heard that this can cause permanant drive failure... Is this an issue I need to be concerned with?

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MacBook Pro :: Loud Clicking Sound - Lid Corner Too Sharp

Nov 1, 2009

When I click on the built-in mouse (whatever it's called), it's a lot louder/snappier sounding and feeling - makes more of a loud clicking sound - then my old Powerbook G4 did. Might I have got one that's a little out of whack or are they all that way? If it's normal, why so "clicky?" These days aren't they able to make things softer/quieter? I also noticed how sharp one of the corners is in the area where the latch (or lack of) is...that center area where you lift up the lid. I like that much better than the old one but does anyone else have the problem of a corner being too sharp?

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MacBook Pro :: Loud Clicking Sound When Closing Lid With 13"

Jan 13, 2010

few loud clicks when closing the lid of a MBP 13" slowly, mostly when its like in a 45 degree angle (the lid compared to the bottom)? Really creeps me out sometimes. Edit: sorry about duplicate thread, forum didnt seem to respond at first.

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MacBook Pro :: Clicking Sound - Hard Drive Sleep?

May 5, 2010

My computer (MBP 5,5) makes this sound several times throughout a day of use. It sounds exactly like the little "click" sound the computer makes, when i close the lid and have it go into sleep mode. I guess it's the hard drive going to sleep sound? If i'm right, i really don't understand why the hard drive goes to sleep at these random times. I've disabled that in System Preferences - at least i think so. It's this option, right?: [URL] Also, my MBP is always (only use it as a desktop with an external monitor connected to it) on a mStand on my table, so it can't be the Sudden Motion Sensor either.

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MacBook Pro :: Clicking Sound On Left Palm Rest

Jun 13, 2010

Everytime i hold the mbp up with just one hand, there would be this clicking sound. I think its near the left hand side of the palmrest. is it near the hard drive? is it of any concern? Sorry if this has been asked before but i just got my mac a month ago and am a new Mac user

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MacBook Pro :: Keep Hearing This Clicking Sound - Antishock Mechanism For The HDD ?

Jul 17, 2010

I've had my MBP for two weeks now, I notice when I'm working in a quiet room and I pick up my notebook to move it I hear this faint clicking nose. My fingers arent touching the pad or any keys. Is it some antishock mechanism for the HDD that thinks that it's falling?

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MacBook Pro :: Crackling Or Clicking Sound From Headphones And Speakers?

Apr 18, 2012

I have been getting a crackling or clicking sound from headphones and speakers of my macbook pro. It not even a year old.. I use this for music production. I have an external sound card which plays fine but when I use the internal sound devices I get this strange sound. Nothing plays correctly on it.

MacBook Pro, Mac OS X (10.7.3)

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Intel Mac :: Hard Drive Making Clicking Sound (audio Sample)

Feb 27, 2012

A couple of nights ago I realized my five year old iMac was making a sound I have never heard it make before. It is a scratching noise that I assume is coming from my internal hard drive (hard drive is stock, has never been replaced). It isn't a super loud noise, but it sounds like the noise some hard drives make when they are "searching" or "thinking". I'm wondering if my hard drive is beginning to fail, or if the problem could be something as simple as dust or dirt caught in the drive. An audio sample is in the link below, [URL]

iMac, Mac OS X (10.6.8)

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