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    is this normal?
    is it normal for the optical drive to make noise when i first turn my macbook on...just got it not to long ago and im not familiar with macs...the first one i bought i had to return because it made a humming sound upon start up...they said it was optical drive, im guessing this is the same thing but it sounds like somethings starting...

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    Jan 19, 2008
    houston texas
    09 MBP 8GB ram 500GB HD OS 10.9 32B iPad 4 32GB iPhone 5 iOs7 2TB TC Apple TV3
    My replacement optical drive did that on my old MBP still does according to current owner.

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    Dec 20, 2006
    Lake Mary, Florida
    15" MBP, Core i7/2GHz, 8GB RAM, 480GB Crucial M500 SSD
    Yes, on both of my MacBook Pros, and even on my replacement drive on my second MacBook Pro, it will make a brief whirring noise when the machine is turned on or when it awakes from sleep. I believe this is germane to slimline slot-loading drives.
    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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