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    Nov 18, 2009
    MBP 13" CD/DVD Drive unsettling noise
    My new MBP 13 is a dream come true...buuuuut when I slide a disc into the disc drive, it makes harsh, less than graceful sounds.

    she runs flawlessly and silently, it's only when the disc is inserted and ejected it just sounds "rough" and not elegant as I would expect.

    hard to explain, but it's the sound of gears moving, not anything "crunching". It is accepting the disc smoothly but I think it does so too "loud". it just seems "un-mac like" if that makes sense.

    the motion is smooth, just the sound that is unsettling.

    anyone else have this, is it normal, is it just the way it is and I'm over-reacting, or should the insertion and ejection be silent and elegant?

    Thank you

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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
    Welcome to the sound of slot load drives.
    I cannot be held responsible for the things that come out of my mouth.
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    Nov 18, 2009
    Quote Originally Posted by bobtomay View Post
    Welcome to the sound of slot load drives.
    this is my first slot load drive, how could you guess,

    sounds like my mystery noise is within spec and nothing alarming. thanks!

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    Oct 14, 2009
    13" Macbook Pro 2.53GHz; 4GB RAM; GeForce 9400M
    Unless you see damage of the disc before and after inserting from the drive. Nothing to be alarmed about!
    13" Macbook Pro 2.53GHz w/ 4GB RAM

  5. #5

    Member Since
    Aug 28, 2009
    Be SUPER careful about DVD disk that have paper ables on them.
    Otherwise, you will discover there is no "hard eject" button the MBP either.
    I had to take mine apart three times before I just stopped inserting DVDs with labels into mine.

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