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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.

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Try blowing it out with compressed air
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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.

Liquid and computers don't mix. It might seem simple, but we see an incredible amount of people post here about spills. Keep drinks and other liquids away from your expensive electronics!
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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.

Liquid and computers don't mix. It might seem simple, but we see an incredible amount of people post here about spills. Keep drinks and other liquids away from your expensive electronics!
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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
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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.

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