Beeping from SuperDrive normal?

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  1. imacintel macrumors 68000

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    It is not loud, so I have to put my ear up to SD to hear it. Two short beeps. Beep beep. Is it normal? It happens just before spinning up and once after spinning up.:confused:
     
  2. yankeefan24 macrumors 65816

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    I don't think it should.

    You have had so many problems with your imac, GO TO AN APPLE STORE. The shutting down, and now this, and probably countless others that I have to search through your profile for. Your computer is broken. (sorry if you are taking this in a bad way, just some advice:eek: )
     
  3. imacintel thread starter macrumors 68000

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    Ok.:mad:
    Also at low speeds it whines. In my next pst i will record and post it's noise. Also, the beep is very small you won't hear it.
     
  4. yankeefan24 macrumors 65816

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    My MacBooks superdrive whines a bit when a disk is going at low speeds as well. I just don't think it should beep.

    Also, sorry for the post above, I was made at other things at the time, read your thread about your iMac not shutting down, and then read this one. If you have brought your mac to the apple store and they don't say anythings wrong, then you are in a worse situation. But from what I have heard, it sounds like you have a lemon. Also, I realize that you may not have an Apple Store near you. If that is true, you should call Apple Support.

    -yankeefan
     
  5. imacintel thread starter macrumors 68000

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    Thanks. This thing is a lemon. Maybe return it to lululemon?;)

    Anyway, godda wav file for ya, you can just barely hear the beep. I took it on my creative zen voice recorder:D. It iz zipped.
     

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  6. imacintel thread starter macrumors 68000

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    Ok, I was just told by apple that I need a logic board replacement.:(
     
  7. Pressure macrumors 68040

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    Why is that a bad thing?
     
  8. imacintel thread starter macrumors 68000

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    Because I have to use my POS windows tower until next thursday.:(
     
  9. wxboss macrumors member

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    Lol, I'm not laughing at your situation, but your answwer was classic.

    Sorry to hear about you Mac, but hopefully this will solve all your problems and you'll be able to actually enjoy it more.
     
  10. chris516 macrumors newbie

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    I have the same beeps

    I have the same beeps every time I put a CD into my SuperDrive. Nothing's wrong with it, though.
     
  11. Makosuke macrumors 603

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    If the sound is what I'm imagining, it's not beeping--that's one of the internal motors moving around (either the optical head positioning itself, or the disc motor spinning up. It just sounds a little like a beep. Perfectly normal.

    Basically, if your optical drive isn't making a horrible grinding sound, it's probably fine--modern ones make all manner of interesting noises, almost all of which are normal. Reminds me of those old CD drves that used caddies--boy, those made some oddball noises from time to time.
     
  12. stevey500 macrumors 6502

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    it could just be the high pitch whine of the laser focusing to the focal-length of the cd/dvd you just inserted... nothing is wrong. my powerbook 12" does the same thing, along with my dad's pioneer dvd burner in his pc. 2 or 3 "beeps"
     
  13. imacintel thread starter macrumors 68000

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    And Hard drive.
    And SuperDrive.
     
  14. CoMpX macrumors 65816

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    Stop LOOKING for problems with your computer! Mine beeps too, its normal.

    You are like...If I turn everything off in the room, put my ear on the back of my iMac while standing on my head and drinking Tequila, I can almost hear clicking when I open a Word file that has a number in the file name.

    Not trying to be mean, but come on.
     
  15. imacintel thread starter macrumors 68000

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    Urg.

    I have not looked for problems. I like having my computer at my house. Not in the shop.:rolleyes:
     
  16. mmmcheese macrumors 6502a

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    I don't heat any beeping in that...sounds like a normal slot-loading optical drive to me...
     

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