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Is it normal to have a noise happen when you wake it up from sleep? i can't describe the noise really but its pretty audible
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It's probably the CD/DVD engaging.
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Is it normal to have a noise happen when you wake it up from sleep? i can't describe the noise really but its pretty audible
Yes it is.
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ok so its normal?
sorry if this is a dumb question i know it probably is
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ok so its normal?
sorry if this is a dumb question i know it probably is
Yes, it's normal. Every time I wake my PowerBook from sleep I hear a sound that vaguely resembles a drive of some kind being shifted into gear or something. My best guess is that it's the hard drive heads being unparked. Rest assured, the sound is normal. And it's not a dumb question; it's always best to be on the safe side with computers.
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its your hard drive spinning back up... hehe.
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well its pretty loud!
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Its something to deal with the slot loaded cd drive resetting the little arm that pushes the cd out. If it was your hard drive, i'd be extremely concerned, a harddrive shouldn't make hardly any noise at startup (unless its a really /really/ old one).
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... your harddrive is turned off when your computer is in sleep.. that means it stops spinning. Turn your computer off, let everything turn off and stop spinning, then turn it back on, it should sound the same.
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... your harddrive is turned off when your computer is in sleep.. that means it stops spinning. Turn your computer off, let everything turn off and stop spinning, then turn it back on, it should sound the same.
Right, but the sound you're hearing is not the hard drive spinning up, he is talking about the clunking i'm assuming, which would be the cd rom drive
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i hear it, too. and it is LOUD! i have an iBook and it never made that sound. but my ibook is tray-loading. i've only had the powerbook for 3 days and that's the first thing i noticed. it's definitely a clunking and perhaps a "gagonk"? ha, seinfeld reference. but it does sound like the cd drive. when you insert a cd, it's almost the exact same sound. when you wake up from sleep or startup, even with no cd inserted, it sounds like the same mechanical clunking sound. my question is why??
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