MY Disk drive sounds like its dying!help!

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  1. john_satc macrumors 6502

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    i just inserted a cd into my drive (CD-RW/DVD) on my iBook G4, and the sounds it made were awful! It sounded like the drive was shreding my disk! i press eject immdiatlry and after around 10-15 seconds out popped my cd. i am really worried if my cd drive is bust 'cos this is a new machine and i dont want there to be problems with it already! does anyone know what could be wrong?
     
  2. edesignuk Moderator emeritus

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    Silly question...but have you tried another CD? Some CD's aren't perfectly round, and when they spin can make a horrid noise :eek:
     
  3. john_satc thread starter macrumors 6502

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    yeah i just tried that actually and it sounded and worked fine.
    i think the problem may be thats its a city from the city library, and has 2 thin metal strips across the top of the disk, possibly thats why. but i have inserted cds with these strips before and not had the same effect. :confused:
     
  4. stoid macrumors 601

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    Yeah, I checked out some of the Hitchhiker's Guide books from my local library, put them into iTunes for my iPod. They too had the thin metal strips you mention, and it worried me too how loud it got. I also noticed that some of the discs (with metal strips) didn't make any noise. I wouldn't worry about it though, I made it through all the discs just fine.
     

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