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    Jul 15, 2009
    CD Insertion Making Weird Sounds?
    I just bought a brand-new Macbook, fully equipped with Mac OS X Leopard (or whatever it's called). I have worked on Windows all my life, and this is my first Mac, and while I'm still getting my feelers for the system--is my CD drive supposed to do this?

    I recorded it taking the disk. Click here.

    I suppose I thought that my MacBook was supposed to just take CDs automatically, and I didn't have to jam them in all the way. Am I delusional? Does MacBook Pro only have the self-grab ability? Every CD I've put into my MacBook's drive does this. It sounds scary, but it seems to work perfect.


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    Jul 18, 2007
    Central California
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    It does make a sound and you have to place it in almost all the way for it to grab.
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    Dec 22, 2006
    Texas, where else?
    15" MBP '06 2.33 C2D 4GB 10.7; 13" MBA '14 1.8 i7 8GB 10.11; 21" iMac '13 2.9 i5 8GB 10.11; 6S
    That is the sound of a properly functioning slot load drive on your Mac.
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    Nov 20, 2009
    Mine does this too, wondering if it's normal. Yes then?

  5. #5

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    Dec 28, 2009
    I'm pretty new to mac's, but when I got mine a few weeks back one of the Software Updates was a firmware update for the drive, to make it a little bit quieter.

    But Yes it does sound loud and broken when you put cd's in, and it does feel like you need to push them in a bit too far. Small trade-off for such a beautifully crafted slotdrive.

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    Jul 24, 2008
    MBP 2.3 Ghz 4GB RAM 860 GB SSD, iMac 3.4 GHz Intel Core i7 32GB RAM, Fusion Drive 1TB
    Completely normal.

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    Dec 14, 2009
    Silver Spring, MD / Vallejo, Ca
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  8. #8

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    Jul 09, 2009
    Quote Originally Posted by CrimsonRequiem View Post
    Completely normal.
    Yes, but it still makes me laugh every time! Sounds like Minny Mouse got her tail caught in the mechanism.
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  9. #9

    Member Since
    Sep 09, 2009
    Down Under :D
    Back to my old 2.2GHz C2D MB after selling my MBP and wondering what my next Mac will be :)
    I actually like that sound..... I think it's real space age. When my Mac's running a bit hot and the fans get cranking, I like to put in a disc then, and listen to the take off sounds combined

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