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Old 04-21-2006, 02:35 AM   #1
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strange clicking noise coming from powerbook display.

so when i have my powerbook open and i tilt the display up and down i hear a stange clicking sound (its actually quite annoying) coming from inside the display from the left side at about the height of where the bezel thickens about 1/2" down from the top of the display and about 1/8" inside the display. anyone have ANY idea what this soudn is and how much its going to cost me to get fixed?
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Old 04-21-2006, 09:28 AM   #2
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thats weird, did u get the apple care plan? can u get them to fix it?
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Old 04-21-2006, 09:31 AM   #3
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No idea about that one. At first I was going to say that it could be a loose cooling fan, or the blades on the fan are rubbing, but I don't think there is a cooling fan in the monitor.

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Old 04-21-2006, 10:44 AM   #4
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I guess a trip to Apple store. That's new to me
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typically lcd's run relatively cool . . .

i have heard of dell widescreen lcd's emitting a buzzing noise. . .
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Old 04-21-2006, 11:13 AM   #6
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The only thing I can think of is the switch for sleep mode, but those are usually mercury switches with no moving parts. I've taken apart half a dozen or so laptop LCD screens and have never seen anything in them that would make noise
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Maybe it's haunted.
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its not like an uncontrolled clicking. it clicks when i move the monitor. it feels like something cracked and is flexxing at the fault. apple won't fix it because its not performance related.
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Old 04-23-2006, 11:31 AM   #9
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o, then it sounds exactly like you said. since apple wont fix it, i would prolly just find out where the noise is coming from, and then when i open it, hold below the point of the break. . . i wouldnt pay to get that fixed.

alternatively, u can open up the display, and maybe brace it. i took the bezel off my toshiba laptop before with no problems. on an apple tho, it may be a little more difficult. (like opening up the mac mini or ipod. . .)
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