17" Problems —*anyone else?

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by DHagan4755, Mar 13, 2009.

  1. DHagan4755 macrumors 6502a

    DHagan4755

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    I have two peculiar problems with my new unibody 17" MacBook Pro...

    1.) My optical drive vibrates and is loud with certain media to the point where I am using the machine at the same time my hands feel like I just used a lawn mower. And it is 2 for 4 burning discs of different types (DVDs / CDs). It comes back with burning errors.

    2.) From time to time, my hard drive makes a high pitch sound for about 20-30 seconds and fades. The drive comes back as OK in tests and works OK...but it is concerning.

    Anyone else had these problems with theirs?

    P.S. I am noticing my screen flickering at low brightness too. This is something that just seems to have started.
     
  2. Gloor macrumors 6502a

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    1) thats normal and I've seen it in many laptops.

    2) not sure about that - it depends on the sound and i know sound is hard to describe :)
     
  3. DHagan4755 thread starter macrumors 6502a

    DHagan4755

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    1.) I've used many many many Apple laptops and this is the first time I have seen something quote so vibrational and loud.

    2.) The sound is sort of like the initial tone you here when connecting on dial-up, possibly higher in pitch, and happens on occasions...enough to make you "hmmmm"
     
  4. James Cole macrumors 6502

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    No both of mines dont vibrate... and the hardrive is pretty silent.. except when I run windowsss
     
  5. Fonzijr1964 macrumors 68000

    Fonzijr1964

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    1) thats normal even my imac gets into a hard spin every now and then especially with late 80/ early 90's CD's lol

    2) not normal
    and get the screen checked out
     

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