MacBook Pro 13" Unibody Mid 2012

Released June 2012, Model A1278. Intel processor with Turbo Boost, Up to 512 MB DDR5 Video RAM

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Water Dripping Sound MBP 13" mid 2012

Hi guys. i have MBP 13 entry level (non retina)

my mbp has a water dripping sound (also sounds like "tok" / "tik" or "click"). my laptop fell from a knee level height from my bed. bottom facing the floor. (accidents do happen)

it makes the sound every two minute or so. its random. sometimes 3-5minutes. what would be the causing problem? ive research a bit and read that it might be the hard drive. it never hangs / lags when i use it even when playing. please help me. will switch to SSD if the problem is the HDD. but if it can be fix. way better. thanks

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EDIT: i bought crucial m4 256 SSD ... im installing it then at the last screw (using t6 torn) i mess up... it got wrecked after applying a little pressure because its too tight... currently looking for HDD screws.. will let you know it everything went well

by Darrel

PROBLEM SOLVED: i replace my HDD to SSD. no more water drippig sound. thanks for all who help me. will plan to change my optical drive to HDD soon since my stock HDD has the problem and will get another HDD. thanks again

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PS: btw i use a long nose plier since the head screw has mess up.

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The only real moving parts inside that laptop are:

HDD (Spinning metal disk + reader = could make that sound if it was reading when dropped and the spindle became damaged)

Fans (Possibly making sound from failing motor or bad bearings (if they have bearings)

Optical Drive (If there was a disc in it when you dropped it you may have damaged the internal housing, and the intermittent noises you hear could be from the computer randomly spinning up the drive)

For testing purposes I would stick a disc into the optical drive, let it read for a bit see if you can recreate the sound. If not stick your ears up to the fans and have a good listen, if nothing there, I would look at the HDD. You don't need to have hangups for the HDD to be giving you those sounds, even though its likely that you should.

Good luck.

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thanks sir flogo. will try your suggestions when i get home after work. ill try first the optical drive, i drop it without disk. but will try this first. next is the sound. by hearing it i think it comes from right infront side. (when using laptop) but will take a good listen to make sure. thanks again and will let you know what happens.

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The sound that you are describing sounds like the sound a mac makes when you change the volume, maybe it may be damaged or sticky volume keys?

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its not sir. i stick my ears from where the sound comes from. its comes on the HDD drive (front right side when using laptop) i believe its the HDD. i will install SSD nextweek or so. will let you know guys if the sound still occurs. thanks for the input sir

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