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I bought a Macbook Pro in June and whenever I put a CD or DVD in to play it it makes a rather unusual noise. I assumed it was normal but when I put the same DVD in my iMac and doesn't make any noise. Is there something wrong with my macbook pro?
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Sounds like a grindy 80's camcorder?

No worries, that's the noise the slimline drives make I'm afraid. Your iMac probably has a standard size slot load drive and therefor doesn't make as much racket.

When i first got my Macbook Pro (I was one of the first) it shocked me how noisy the drive was when I put a disc in or ejected it (or when I woke it from sleep.


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Yup, even the brand new ones make a lot of noise when inserting/ejecting discs. I had a first generation Core Duo MacBook and it was noisy as well, but not as noisy as the brand new model I have now.

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Put your mind at rest, it sounds horrendous, but once loaded it's no noisier than any other drive. Odd that but normal.

Either they're all OK, or they're all cr*p. Personally I'll take OK )

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The first time I put a cd into my MBP, I thought for sure that it had crunched it up...
I was shocked when it came out in one piece.

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