13" MBP Superdrive Grinding

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by cdaspink, Jun 30, 2009.

  1. cdaspink macrumors newbie

    Jun 22, 2009
    Hi there, I've come to use the CD drive on my 13" MBP for the first time today and I'm slightly concerned at the grinding/crunching noise I get when inserting and ejecting disks. I have an iMac and that is nice and smooth with no odd noises, my MBP just doesn't sound right at all. Once the disk is in and loaded it operates fine and is nice and quiet, is this normal noises coming from the loading mechanism?


  2. KC2 macrumors regular

    Feb 29, 2008
    This is perfectly normal and part of the slot loading mechanism on the MB(P)s. Almost everyone new to the line thinks it's something broken (myself included), but searches left and right show that it's just the way the thing is built.

    Edit: Here's a good Apple support doc I found through another post regarding the sound issue - http://support.apple.com/kb/HT1723

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