1. Welcome to the new MacRumors forums. See our announcement and read our FAQ

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

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

  1. macrumors regular

    #1
    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. macrumors 68000

    Danksi

    #2
    Mine can be noisy whilst watching a movie.
     
  3. macrumors regular

    #3
    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. macrumors regular

    #4
    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. macrumors 6502a

    Will Cheyney

    #5
    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. macrumors regular

    #6
    Wow, that sounds almost too good to be true. :)
    Thanks!
     
  7. macrumors member

    #7
    Mine is very quiet, id say its the quitest dvd writer ive ever owned and ive had a few.
     
  8. macrumors regular

    #8
    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. macrumors newbie

    #9
    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.
     

Share This Page