Macbook Superdrive Makes Noises When Being Moved

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When im moving my macbook around while its turned on and not in sleep, the superdrive makes the same noises that it makes when its turned on or waking from sleep but while its making the noises if I move it again, it stops the current noise its making, and starts it over again. It doesn't seem to have affected the drive at all but its just kinda annoying hearing the noises while Im moving my macbook from room to room. Just wondering if anyone elses does this. I have the first gen Macbook, the one with the 2Ghz Core Duo. Thanks Guys
 

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Is it the superdrive or the hard drive that's making the noise? The hard drive is protected by a "sudden motion sensor" which will lock the heads down if the drive is moved while it's turned on. It's not a good idea to move your MacBook around while it's turned on and not in sleep mode. :Grimmace:

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Hi its the actual superdrive making the noises, the same ones that it makes from resuming from sleep, but it sometimes even makes the noises when its on my laptop and i shuffle a little bit
 

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That's a bit strange. Normally optical drives only make noise while reading and writing to a disk. The movement is probably causing the drive to spin slightly. Could be a defective sensor within the drive itself. I guess as long as it hasn't impacted on the operation of the drive it can be used. But I wonder how long can that last? You might think about replacing the drive.

www.ifixit.com is a good place to find out what the cost of a new drive would be and how easy or difficult it is to replace it yourself.

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When you put your macbook to sleep and then wake it up again can you hear the superdrive making a sound? Thats the sound Im getting when my macbook is moved. Thanks
 

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My drive is silent when coming out of sleep or when moving the machine. The only time it makes any kind of sound is when it's reading or writing to a disk. That's why I think your drive may have a sensor which is not working the way it should.

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Yea carrying it puts a little pressure on the very thin CD bay so its makes a scraping noise if thats what your talking about.
 
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No scraping

Yea carrying it puts a little pressure on the very thin CD bay so its makes a scraping noise if thats what your talking about.
Hi, no scraping noises, just the the sound thats made when i start the computer or wake it from sleep, like its checking if there's a CD in there or something. It does it when the drive is empty.
 
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Hi, no scraping noises, just the the sound thats made when i start the computer or wake it from sleep, like its checking if there's a CD in there or something. It does it when the drive is empty.

They don't seem to be listening to you! ;)

The drive connector might be loose, and causing the power to the SuperDrive to become intermittent when the case is flexed - that might cause it to "reset" and make that sound.

If you're brave, you could get the lid off and take a look and see.
 
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Looks like you were right

I decided to open it up like you said, following the guide on ifixit and the connector looked a little loose lke you said, so I disconnected it and made sure it was in nice and tight and I havnt had the problem since, Thanks a lot, quiet at last :D
 

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