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    Whenever I open up my mac book it makes a noise
    Whenever I open up my mac book it makes a noise, like a power up sound, but not exactly. It only occurs after the lid has been opened up for a few seconds. Is there anyway I can turn this off?

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    Without knowing what noise we can't say, but probably not. Normally the fans spin up for a few seconds though.
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    I wonder if the OP is talking about the superdrive ejecting sound? >_>"

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    Is it when you turn it on or when you wake it from sleep?
    If it is a few seconds after you turn it on then it is more than likely as CrimsonRequiem says the "Superdrive" checking to see if there is a disk in the drive.

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    Three possible solutions for you, since I'm sure you're talking about the whirring noise of the Super drive as it is looking to see if there is a disk inside of it (normal behavior)

    1. Put a CD in it. It will still make a slight noise, but not the same kind or nearly as loud.

    2. Check this out: Apple Releases AirPort Software Update, Firmware Updates Addressing SuperDrive Noise - MacRumors Forums
    There were discussions about firmware updates for the Super Drive which solved the noise on wake up issue. However, it will not prevent it from checking for a disk upon start up, which is of course logical.

    3. Sure fire way to get rid of the sound: Buy a MacBook Air.


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    Quote Originally Posted by CrimsonRequiem View Post
    I wonder if the OP is talking about the superdrive ejecting sound? >_>"
    This is exactly what I was thinking as well.

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