Optical Drive Noise Question

Discussion in 'iMac' started by jessep28, Sep 29, 2006.

  1. jessep28 macrumors 6502

    jessep28

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    Sorry, I am not used to the mac optical drives, as I am a PC convert.


    On disc insertion (DVD & CD), is it normal for the iMac drives to make a crude buzzing noise (sounds like a buzzer)? Same noise happens when drive stops reading a disk when it goes idle.

    Also, I get a noise every 10 seconds or so on DVD playback.

    I figure it's normal, but want to double check.
     
  2. mad jew Moderator emeritus

    mad jew

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    My iMac's Combo Drive can get quite loud. It's not as bad as my iBook G4's drive though. :)
     
  3. orangezorki macrumors 6502a

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    Probably normal - but just check that it isn't scratching the disks. I once had a powerbook with a slot-loading drive which started scratching, so I'm pretty paranoid about that. Otherwise, most likely OK.

    David
     
  4. jessep28 thread starter macrumors 6502

    jessep28

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    Yeah, it doesn't seem to be scratching any discs.

    It just came out of the box barely a week ago, so it has a year to fail which it probably will do if the drive is bad.

    Thanks for all the help.
     
  5. 2nyRiggz macrumors 603

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    Yeah my ibook sucks in the DVD/CD like the cookie monster but I got use to it and it hasn't messed up a disk yet.



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