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MarkStokes 06-19-2008 05:56 AM

Noisy DVD Drive
 
Is it normal that the DVD drive in a MacBook Pro is very noisy?

When I put a disc in, everyone in my office cringes as the machine fires it up.

It's quite difficult to describe the sound, but it sounds like the reader head moving around (a motor sound) and a couple of clicks. It all works fine, just sounds horrible when inserting and ejecting discs.

Thanks

Mark

hockeyiscdn 06-19-2008 06:09 AM

Try blowing it out with compressed air

cwa107 06-19-2008 10:06 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by MarkStokes (Post 677235)
Is it normal that the DVD drive in a MacBook Pro is very noisy?

When I put a disc in, everyone in my office cringes as the machine fires it up.

It's quite difficult to describe the sound, but it sounds like the reader head moving around (a motor sound) and a couple of clicks. It all works fine, just sounds horrible when inserting and ejecting discs.

Thanks

Mark

That's actually not uncommon for slot-loading optical drives. Both of my MacBook Pros make a whirring noise and some mechanical sounding clunks and clicks upon insertion and ejection. Believe it or not, the new one is louder than the old one.

cwa107 06-19-2008 10:07 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by hockeyiscdn (Post 677239)
Try blowing it out with compressed air

I would recommend against that as you might end up blowing dust in places where it wouldn't ordinarily settle.

DEAN616 06-19-2008 10:02 PM

Had the same problem. Check out this site and listen to sample 1 and 2 next to inserting disc.
http://support.apple.com/kb/HT1723?viewlocale=en_US

MarkStokes 06-20-2008 04:03 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by DEAN616 (Post 677659)
Had the same problem. Check out this site and listen to sample 1 and 2 next to inserting disc.
http://support.apple.com/kb/HT1723?viewlocale=en_US

Aha, great link.

The loading and ejecting samples are exactly what I am getting. In that case it IS normal and i should just get used to it!

Thanks a lot. My mind is resting easier now.

Mark

TheShaba 06-21-2008 06:14 PM

Me 2
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by MarkStokes (Post 677235)
Is it normal that the DVD drive in a MacBook Pro is very noisy?

When I put a disc in, everyone in my office cringes as the machine fires it up.

It's quite difficult to describe the sound, but it sounds like the reader head moving around (a motor sound) and a couple of clicks. It all works fine, just sounds horrible when inserting and ejecting discs.

Thanks

Mark


I have just moved to Mac with a book and have that same sound maybe not as loud but bad enough (should I think about bringing it back ?)
:Smirk: :Smirk: :Smirk:

Macs For Surfin 06-21-2008 07:30 PM

Mine does the same , Its a bit of a bummer but the only thing I dont like about my MBP.


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