CD Drive makes weird sounds

Discussion in 'Mac Help/Tips' started by funkywhat2, Jan 11, 2003.

  1. funkywhat2 macrumors 6502a


    Jul 14, 2002
    My friend's machine (17" iMac) makes strange noises when I try to play CDs. Specifically, the CDs it makes the sounds with (grinding, like the CD is off balance, and the desk and everything on it vibrates) are Sigur Ros () and The Velvet Underground and Nico. Is it his CD Drive, or is it the CD that I'm playing?
  2. G4scott macrumors 68020


    Jan 9, 2002
    Austin, TX
    Does it happen with all or just some CD's? If it's all, then I would get it checked out, either by going to Apple's support page, calling them, or sending it in... If it's just those CD's, they may be off balance, but I've never heard of that being a problem, especially since the iMac's CD drive is a tray-loading drive...

    Of course, your drive may just be operating normally, it just spins so fast, that an unperfect CD that's just a bit off balance may seem to make the whole thing shake, but I don't think it should be too excessive... I had the same problem in my old 300mhz blueberry iBook... The CD drive eventually died, and I had to send it in to get it replaced, and the new drive was just as noisy...

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