Superdrive Whine

Discussion in 'Mac Pro' started by imacintel, Apr 29, 2006.

  1. imacintel macrumors 68000

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    I have been noticing a high-pitched, annoying whining noice from my 17 inch iMac's Superdrive. This occurs at low speeds(I chose to burn a birn folder that has important stuff on there so I wanted it 2 be relaible by burning at low sppeds). This worrys me because mybeautiful iMac is well-beautiful. This is my first mac, love it too much for this 2 happen :(
     
  2. mjstew33 macrumors 601

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    phone teh Apple we cant du nthin fur u whn u tipe liek tish
     
  3. mad jew Moderator emeritus

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    Is this only happening at low burn speeds? Is it in all apps or just Finder? Personally, I wouldn't worry too much about it. Most optical drives make a bit of noise as they burn. :)
     
  4. imacintel thread starter macrumors 68000

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    Yeah, but this isn't only while burning, it is whille reading too. Low read speeds, low burn speeds. Its not that it bugs the crap out of me, but it makes me worry. i made the worst mistake a person could make. Not buy AppleCare! Dun
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    Daa!
     
  5. mad jew Moderator emeritus

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    If it's an Intel iMac then it'll be young enough to still be covered by Apple's standard warranty. Give them a call or take it in if you feel it's not performing as you'd hoped. :)
     
  6. imacintel thread starter macrumors 68000

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    Thanks so much MJ. BTW, is there an apple store in Calgary canada?
     
  7. calebjohnston macrumors 68000

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    They're going to tell you to go away. Optical drives make noise. They are loud, and obnoxious.

    Er... let me translate that into your lingo.

    thEy gon tel you g awya. optcll drive amke noises. they loud, obnozx.
     
  8. mad jew Moderator emeritus

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    Yeah, I kinda agree with calebjohnston. It's just normal for these drives to make noise. Having said that, perhaps your makes substantially more noise than you'd expect so perhaps it is worthwhile taking it in. It's up to you.

    Oh, and kids, lay back on the language attacks, okay? :)
     

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