Disturbing noise when i put in a DVD

Discussion in 'MacBook' started by Wraz, Jun 5, 2009.

  1. Wraz macrumors regular

    Jun 1, 2009
    I have a macbook 13 inch alu 2,4 ghz

    And im a little concerned if its normal that it makes like a really wierd noice when i put in a dvd or cd.
  2. Emerica macrumors member

    Jun 25, 2006
    My white MacBook makes noises too when I put in a disc and I am pretty sure it is normal because my friend's MacBook makes the same noise. It's somewhat loud.
  3. CrzyCanuck72 macrumors 6502a

    Jun 10, 2003
    if it sounds like it's crunching the disc, it's normal.
  4. techfreak85 macrumors 68040


    Jan 13, 2008
    and if it DOES crunch the disk...thats normal too.:p:p
  5. Wraz thread starter macrumors regular

    Jun 1, 2009
    Haha thanks guys for the quick replyes. so i guess its normal :)
  6. uberamd macrumors 68030


    May 26, 2009
    Mine makes a similar sound when waking from sleep also, and when booting. The super drive is checking for a disk. But yeah, its strange but I guess its audio feedback saying "everything is OK".
  7. ortuno2k macrumors 6502a

    Nov 4, 2005
    Hollywood, FL
    LOL - yeah that's it! Although I have my MBP sitting next to me, I still downloaded and listened to your WAV :)

    I know it's normal but to other people who are not familiar with Macs it may sound weird. I hate it when I'm at my local college library and I insert or remove a CD/DVD...all that noise crunching it makes in the middle of such silence!

    I kind of wonder why hasn't Apple invested in making the optical drives a bit quieter. Oh well :rolleyes:
  8. Darth.Titan macrumors 68030


    Oct 31, 2007
    Austin, TX
    These "other people" are just not used to slot-loading drives. My Wii and PS3 both make similar sounds when inserting/removing discs.

    It's really not loud at all, if you're in the library it just seems loud. It 's all relative!
  9. Zazoh macrumors 6502a


    Jan 4, 2009
    San Antonio, Texas
    I have to say that sound took me the first time too. Everything else is designed so well, seems they could really do a better job on that.
  10. Richard1028 macrumors 68000

    Jan 8, 2009
    This happens to me at work when I'm at a meeting or something. A real showstopper. :D

    The nice thing about those manual loading drives is you can keep a disc in them and it just stays there. My macbook won't let me - it ejects the disk from the superdive whenever I shut down.
  11. viperguy macrumors 6502


    Nov 3, 2005
    LoL I downloaded the .wav as well... it's exactly that sound.
    I thought it was wierd at first but now I just got used to is
  12. Skeletal-dæmon macrumors 6502

    Apr 27, 2008
    Really? That has never happened to me before on any slot-loading Mac I have ever used! :confused: Do you have any settings changed to make it do that?

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