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    how to make cd drive not spin up when laptop wakes up
    is there any way to make the cd drive not boot up or spin up when the laptop wakes up from sleep?

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    Do you have a CD in the drive when you wake up? If so, remove it and it shouldn't spin..

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    Like Raz0r said, it shouldn't be spinning up if it's empty. If I don't have a disc in the dvd drive on our Macbook Pro, it stays silent as a mouse when it wakes.
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    The older MacBooks used to do this. My black MacBook spins up the drive whenever I open the lid, regardless of whether or not there's a disc in the drive. Not sure how to stop it.

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    My 15"uMBP used to, what's the actual right word to use here, because spinning is not right...it's the arm that moves the laser from point to point, not the actual cd mount's spinning, that makes the noise. If I remember correctly, it's only a built in precaution to keep the internal tracts clean. I believe I actually read that on Apple's own forum. I'll look it up.

    My problem fixed itself when I replaced the cd drive with an ssd
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    @kash, thats exactly what my macbook does, it is an older black macbook, my girlfriend has a little newer white macbook that does the same thing...and no theyres no cd in the drive of either macbooks

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    There was a Firmware update that stopped this behaviour.

    About MacBook EFI Firmware Update 1.4
    This update eliminates the noise made by the optical disk drive during wake from sleep on MacBook computers. When installation is complete, please run Software Update again, and install SuperDrive Firmware Update 3.0
    MacBook EFI Firmware Update 1.4
    About SuperDrive Firmware Update 3.0
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    @McYukon- i just tried installing that firmware update and it told me that my laptop doesnt need it haha, is there any other way of fixing this?

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    I kinda doubt it, since this is coded into the firmware of the DVD drive to check for disks on wake and the Firmware update changes this.

    I found a similar thread and someone posted this, don't know though…
    MacBook Pro (Mid 2009): Multiple noises from the optical disc drive on startup or waking from sleep
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