Disturbing noise when i put in a DVD

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

  1. Wraz macrumors regular

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    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

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    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

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

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

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

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    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

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    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

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    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

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    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

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    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

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    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

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    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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