Is a loud humming/hissing/whining noise when using a CD/DVD normal?

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by ID008, Aug 23, 2006.

  1. ID008 macrumors newbie

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    The MacBook seems to make a huge noise only when using a CD or DVD. It isn't the fans as I'm sure of that but more like the reading of the CD/DVD.

    I'm puzzled as to whether this is normal or not.
     
  2. steamboat26 macrumors 65816

    steamboat26

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    That happens on my mini. I wouldn't call it a hissing, but when i put a disk in, it is kinda loud while the computer is sucking the disk in.
     
  3. tvguru macrumors 6502

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    I'd say it's normal unless it's damaging your disks. My mbp's superdrive is much louder then I've ever heard the fans get to.
     
  4. ipodcentral112 macrumors regular

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    Yeah same!
     
  5. Star Destroyer macrumors 6502

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    Yes, my CD/DVD drive on my macbook is much louder then i would like it to be... which is not great, but i will survive.
     
  6. iTwitch macrumors 6502a

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    The CD drive in my iBook makes a racket when loading and a whirling sound when reading. It's so annoying I don't even try to listen to music CDs or watch DVDs instead I first rip them to the harddrive. I think it's the slot loading design, no baffleing?
     

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