New Powerbook 12" Superdrive... noise?

Discussion in 'Buying Tips, Advice and Discussion (archive)' started by SkudShark, Jun 9, 2004.

  1. SkudShark macrumors member

    SkudShark

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    Sorry to ask soo many questions, just recently converted, so heh.

    Anyhoo just got the new PB 12" with 4x superdrive and I had a question, this is the first slot load I've ever experienced and when I push the cd in half way, it grabs it, then i hear a loudish mechanical sound inside like a tray is moving up and down maybe, and then silence, drive works, but is that loud sound normal? I mean, its noticible.

    Anyone else got the new PB have this too?
     
  2. sentrido macrumors newbie

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    Mine does the same thing, and so does my friends' PB. It was a little alarming the first time I heard it, but seems to be normal.
     
  3. FriarTuck macrumors 6502

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    Glad to know I'm not the only one who freaked the first time.

    Hundreds of whrrrrbzzzznnnds later, 12"PB still running fine....

    Have fun! :eek:
     
  4. SkudShark thread starter macrumors member

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    Oh thank god :D !!

    Was so worried. Tomorrow, getting my iPod Mini, @wheee.
     
  5. SkudShark thread starter macrumors member

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    It makes 2 sets of the noise right? one sucking the disc in, then somethign else maybe tray grabbing it to spin up?
     
  6. michaelrjohnson macrumors 68020

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    I refer to this as the "Lock and Load" Phenomenon. Yours and mine (and everyone else's) sound like your computer is really serious about loading that CD/DVD. It's nothing to be alarmed about, just feel good knowing that your disc is secure. :D
     
  7. SkudShark thread starter macrumors member

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    Ah so it does make two very loud segments of noise correct? its weird, I have to push it in till about half an inch to an inch is exposed of cd before it grabs, i guess im use to trays :)
     
  8. michaelrjohnson macrumors 68020

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    yeah, that sounds right.
     

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