strange sound when my powerbook boots up

Discussion in 'PowerPC Macs' started by wrxguy, Jul 9, 2005.

  1. macrumors 6502a

    wrxguy

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    when i turn on my powerbook g4 the cd drive makes a strange sound, kind of a spining sound but it sounds like it is grinding almost? anyone else have this prob???
     
  2. macrumors 6502a

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    Totally normal. This is my second AlBook (17" and 15") and they both make that sound.
     
  3. macrumors 6502

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    No need to worry, I get it too. It sounds like the optical drive doing something, but I have no idea what. Does anyone know what that sound actually is?

    Tim.
     
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    dsharits

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    Same here with my iBook. I don't know what it is, but it's normal.
     
  5. macrumors 6502a

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    Mine does that when I tilt it (without a cd) or sometimes, when I rest my hand on the right side (above the drive).

    I will be paying Apple a visit and having this baby replaced. If yours does like mine? I suggest the same.

    However, booting up is normal. Yay for you, boo for me.
     

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