CD drive...

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by guitarmaster18, Apr 7, 2007.

  1. guitarmaster18 macrumors regular

    guitarmaster18

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    On my macbooks CD drive, It sounds like it is running a chainsaw when I put a disk in sometimes... Do you have any ideas??? I zapped the PRAM and it was fixed... But do you know what was happening to my drive????


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  2. mad jew Moderator emeritus

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    Has it always been like this or has it suddenly got worse? Could it be something like a loose CD decal caught in the drive?
     
  3. deadpixels macrumors 6502a

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    Pram fixed it? that's weird. are you sure it's not just the cd that was unbalanced?
     
  4. guitarmaster18 thread starter macrumors regular

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    Yeah, I don't actually think it was the pram. It was probably a lose cd decal or something because something did fall out of my drive a while a go... It was like a peice of plastic, but ever since it fell out my drive has not had any problems... Do you think that it could have been like wedged in there or something???
     
  5. guitarmaster18 thread starter macrumors regular

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    Yeah... How do you check that?
     
  6. mad jew Moderator emeritus

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    This is a bit confusing. :eek:

    It's fine now and that's because something fell back out of the drive, right? So there's no problem? I don't know how you'd check for a loose decal in the drive other than maybe actually using the drive to hopefully dislodge it, but it sounds like it's all good now anyway. :cool:
     
  7. guitarmaster18 thread starter macrumors regular

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    Yeah, I don't really know what happened, but it works now so that's all that matters! :)
     
  8. sotl macrumors member

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    Some CD's I pop in like the OS X installation CD's that came with my laptop generates loud jittery noises and a lot of vibration. Like if a pager went off in my hand. Other CD's like cd-rw's, dvd-r's, cd-r's I've put in it are rather silent with no vibes and that's whether reading or burning the disc. It's the strangest thing, but I've come to accept this as normal. I will say that the Apple CD's feel thicker than my other cds.
     

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