Does anyone else's iMac G5 (iSight) have a noisy cd-rom drive?

Discussion in 'Macintosh Computers' started by milky23, Nov 13, 2005.

  1. milky23 macrumors regular

    Oct 23, 2005
    Hey there.

    It seems like when ever I do a cold boot and a CD is in my drive, it vibrates and makes a nasty noise until I eject the CD-rom. It's almost as if its not balanced inside and it makes a rather loud racket. The drive itself is noisy anyway, when watching DVDs its always clicking and sputtering and doing all sorts of nonsense. Anyone else?
  2. Danksi macrumors 68000


    Oct 3, 2005
    Nelson, BC. Canada
    Mine can be noisy whilst watching a movie.
  3. applecrag macrumors regular

    Jun 7, 2004
    My dual 2 ghz does the exact same thing. Kinda like a grinding sound. Called Apple and they said it's just a faulty drive... everything still works but I'm too lazy to get it fixed right now.
  4. milky23 thread starter macrumors regular

    Oct 23, 2005
    Do you think Apple would be apt to send me a replacement if the drive is in fact, defective? Do you think they would be agreeable to let me continue to use the computer until I received the replacement? This is my main computer now so it would be extremely inconvenient to lose it for so long. Your thoughts?
  5. Will Cheyney macrumors 6502a

    Will Cheyney

    Jul 13, 2005
    United Kingdom
    Yup. They will do that no problem. They'll send a new one out and then contact you again with in 5 days to arrange pick up of the old machine.
    I loved having two dual 2.7Ghz G5's in my room... :D
  6. milky23 thread starter macrumors regular

    Oct 23, 2005
    Wow, that sounds almost too good to be true. :)
  7. derthballs macrumors member

    Oct 25, 2005
    Mine is very quiet, id say its the quitest dvd writer ive ever owned and ive had a few.
  8. milky23 thread starter macrumors regular

    Oct 23, 2005
    Argh. I'm on the phone with AppleCare right now and it looks like they won't send me a replacement

    I'm going to have to drive a ways to the nearest service provider... urgh.
  9. Noonster22 macrumors newbie

    Nov 3, 2005
    Cupertino, CA
    My drive is rather noisy. I am going to contact Apple care.

    How loud is acceptable, and how loud is not? Mine is a quiet roar, while docking, and a chainsaw when loading.

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