noisy cd rom

Discussion in 'Mac Help/Tips' started by gerror, Jul 22, 2003.

  1. gerror macrumors 6502

    Oct 25, 2001
    I friend of mine just bought a 15 inch flatpanel with a cdr/rw-dvdr combo. I noticed the drive makes a lot of noise compared with my cdr/rw. We tried to burn a cd twice and 2 times an error. He has very cheap cd's and thursday I'll try it with a cdr of mine.
    Do you guys (and girls) think he needs to go back to the dealer for the drive or is it common to make such noise? My last iMac had a dvdplayer and it was quit as well.
  2. bousozoku Moderator emeritus

    Jun 25, 2002
    Gone but not forgotten.
    If you're talking about the Superdrive (you have cdr/rw-dvdr), I would say it's supposed to make extra noise. The one in my QuickSilver certainly does but I haven't had any errors using it.

    You might check the speed at which you're recording the CD-ROMs. If you're exceeding the media speed, or it's inexpensive media, you should try using a slower speed to see if the errors stop.

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