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    Jan 26, 2008
    CD slot

    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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    melmation's Avatar
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    Sep 01, 2006
    Sheffield, England
    Macbook Pro 1st Gen with upgraded Ram and Hard drive
    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.

    MacBook Pro 1.83Ghz 2Gb RAM 320Gb hard drive
    iPhone 4 16Gb
    iPod photo 20Gb

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    cwa107's Avatar
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    Dec 20, 2006
    Lake Mary, Florida
    15" MBP, Core i7/2GHz, 8GB RAM, 480GB Crucial M500 SSD
    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.
    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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    brianwmay's Avatar
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    Mar 17, 2008
    Doncaster, UK
    MBP, iPad 2 64, 2 x iPod Touch, MBA, 2 x iPhone 3g
    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 )
    Mac Junkie
    - MacBook Pro 2.4, 500Gb, 4Gb
    - MacBook Air (wife's), - iPad 2 64Gb
    - 2 x iPod Touch 32Gb and iPhones 3GS 32Gb

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    NPuter's Avatar
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    Jul 15, 2007
    Miami, Fl
    15" 2.2GHz Santa Rosa Macbook Pro - 4GB Ram - 120GB HD OS X Leopard - Windows XP

    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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