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strange sound when my powerbook boots up

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

  1. macrumors 6502a


    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

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

    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?

  4. macrumors 68000


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

    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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