disc drive makes clunking noise

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  1. mantic macrumors 6502a

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    When I insert a disk in to my MBP the drive makes two clunking noises.. Does not sound smooth at all. Other then that it seems to work fine. Is this normal?
     
  2. eluk macrumors 6502a

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    I would say it isn't normal. The difficulty is being sure of your interpretation of clunky. Mine makes a couple of noise as it is pulled in and locked. Also it makes a litte noise when reading, as would be expected.
     
  3. mantic thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    I'll get my camera out and post a small video..
     
  4. aaron.lee2006 macrumors 65816

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    It is perfectly normal all of the MBP's do it. It is sucking in the disc.
     
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    Little weird. I just returned my 2 week old MBP to the Apple Store today since the optical drive wouldn't burn any DVDs. I will just wait for the new ones to come out.
     
  7. joekix macrumors 6502

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    i don't think that's normal. mine doesn't sound like that. you seem to have an extra clunk in yours.
     
  8. Eidorian macrumors Penryn

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    It sounds just like my iMac's drive. My Mac mini doesn't have that extra click though.

    iMac - PIONEER DVR-K05
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  9. jczaja macrumors newbie

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    My bosses and mine make sounds very similar but nowhere near as loud as yours.. The 'clunks' that ours make aren't quite as drastic as the sounds in your video.

    -J
     
  10. eddiejclayton macrumors newbie

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    That's exactly how my macbook sounds. I don't know whether it's normal or not but it seems to be working just fine.
     
  11. mantic thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    It sounds like the drive gets into a bind trying to load the disks. If that's the case it can't be good.
     
  12. eluk macrumors 6502a

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    That is very much more noisy than mine. However I would not really feel it should be a problem.
     
  13. arsenalroc macrumors newbie

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    my c2d macbook has the same clunk
    took it to apple and they replaced it
    still had the same noise!
    no problems using it ever and works perfectly fine
    the price you pay for a cool look disk slot in a lappy!
     
  14. Dr. Who macrumors newbie

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    I just purchased my MacBook a few days ago and was a little alarmed to hear that same sound. Mine sounds just like the video that was posted. Since one reader had their drive replaced and it still sounded that way, it makes me think that it should be OK. I would really like to know if other owners have the same clunk. Is it normal??
     
  15. mantic thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Yeah.. It's a bit of a worry of mine. I do have Apple care so I hope it if dose crap out.. It will be covered. Other then the noise it seems to function perfectly.
     
  16. leekohler macrumors G5

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    Eek! That doesn't sound good at all. I would have it checked if it were me. My iBook doesn't sound anything like that. Maybe it's OK, but that just seems wrong.
     
  17. nbenesh macrumors newbie

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    I just bought a MacBook Pro on Monday, and mine makes the exact same noise. I'm not sure yet what I'm going to do about it.
     

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