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My PB arrived today...

Discussion in 'Macintosh Computers' started by Scorched X, Jul 9, 2004.

  1. macrumors newbie

    Is it normal for the combo drive to be pretty loud when playing a CD or copying files? It's nice and quiet when I tried playing a DVD.
  2. macrumors 65816


    Yep. No worries. It is quite normal for the drive to spin faster when copying files.

    How loud are we talking about, though?
  3. macrumors newbie

    Definetely too loud for class. I can understand to be loud when copying files, but I thought it would be relatively quiet when playing a cd. :cool:

    All in all, I'm not disappointed with my Powerbook, but I'm not impressed either. Maybe that's because this is my first notebook...
  4. macrumors 601


    the cd could be unbalanced that could be causing the extra noise
  5. macrumors 68040



    Too loud for class? What the hell are you in school for if you actually play dvds or cds during class?

    I can see the occassional game of snood, but come on...
  6. macrumors newbie

    It was a hypothetical scenario. :rolleyes:
  7. macrumors 68020

    Rod Rod

    congrats on the new PowerBook. yup the optical drive noise level can be a little unnerving... but on the bright side, it's better to hear it than to have that sound drowned out by excessive fan noise.

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