Just got my nw PB, and already a problem!

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  1. Anthony8720 macrumors regular

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    I just got my new powerbook and was loving life untill i put in a DVD. Everything played fine, but the drive keeps making a very annoying "birping" sound. Every 5-10sec is makes a brrrrp noise. It doesnt do this on cd's though. Does anyone have any idea what is going on, or do I have to head over the apple store tomorrow to get a replacement?
     
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  3. Anthony8720 thread starter macrumors regular

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    No I wish though, i tried 3 different dvds and got the same result on all of them. I also just noticed that i get a vibrating noise from the drive while installing software. I am really upset, i just paid $2000 for this thing and i already have to drive an hour to exchange it.
     
  4. eleveneastgate macrumors 6502

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    Exchange it, and bring the same DVDs with you.

    Also, maybe consider opening it at the store and try it out then & there.

    Sorry, this happened to you, but after you get this taken care of, I'm sure you'll love your new PB!

    Cheers!
     
  5. obeygiant macrumors 68040

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    those darn apple products.




    srsly tho, the last 2 iMac g5s i got failed within the first week.




    what gives?


    re-name to Appell or Dappell
     
  6. generik macrumors 601

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    Apples are overpriced Dells with DRM nowadays... :mad:
     
  7. gammamonk macrumors 6502a

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    Bummer. My powerbook doesn't read burned DVD's. Is is a real DVD or a burn?
     
  8. Anthony8720 thread starter macrumors regular

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    It was a real dvd. Im at the apple store waiting for a genius to look at it. I'll post an update later on tonight.
     
  9. dmetzcher macrumors regular

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    That's strange. My iBook does. I burn them on my Windows PC and use the DVD to move huge files to my Mac. But...I'm using DVD-RW discs. Wonder if that matters.
     
  10. gunnz macrumors member

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    All Apple drives make the funny noise when you pop in a DVD. It's just the way that it cycles to read DVD format. If Powerbooks and iBooks burn DVDs, why wouldn't they be capable of reading burned DVDs???? Even with Combo drive, I am 100% sure that they will read them. If you have problems, just don't use DVD Player. However, I still use DVD player, even though it says that the format isn't supported. All you do is close the warning, and press play on the controller. Works every time. Of you can just download VLC media player.
     
  11. eva01 macrumors 601

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    My DVD slot in my Powerbook makes noises with every advancement in the Chapters, doesn't bother me much.

    Especially since i barely use powerbook for DVD watching :p
     
  12. crazycat macrumors 65816

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    I am always worried when i insert a cd or dvd in my ibook, it always makes this weird noise but i since i know i got used to it. I had an old sony laptop that did not have this problem, well its not really a problem just a noise but my old sony laptop had no noise, that could be because it was a tray loading drive.
     
  13. Anthony8720 thread starter macrumors regular

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    well heres the update,
    After a little bit of a ordeal, i got an exchange after about 2hours of dealing with a "genius". This superdrive does make the same noise, only it is quieter and doesn't sounds as unhealthy as the last one. Overall all i would say the customer service was above average, but thats only because customers in this country are generally always wrong.
     
  14. Lacero macrumors 604

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    Birping noises are normal. That sound is the DVD drive trying to access the disc. Does this occur when you're watching DVD movies? If you're installing software from it, then I think it's normal.


    Here's to the Crazy Ones [​IMG]
     

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