Dvd drive noise

Discussion in 'MacBook' started by tarheel23, Nov 18, 2008.

  1. tarheel23 macrumors member

    Jun 16, 2008
    Whenever I run disk utility on my new alum macbook it makes the same noise that happens when you eject a dvd. I just got my macbook a month ago. Is this something I should be worried about?

    Also, when I startup, I get the rainbow disc for about 20 seconds. I have no files on my desktop, and I still have 190 gb of my 250 gb on my harddrive empty. I ran Onyx yesterday to check my Smart status and it says its fine. This problem (the sound and the rainbow disc just started happening last week)
  2. bozz2006 macrumors 68030


    Aug 24, 2007
    regarding question 1, mine does that too. I don't think it's something to worry about. It seems normal to me, but admittedly, that's just my opinion.

    can't help you on your second question. sorry.
  3. logana macrumors 65816


    Feb 4, 2006
    When you open Disk Utility it checks the dvd drive for a disk - that's the noise you are hearing. Nothing to worry about....

    So how long does your machine take to start up ?
  4. tarheel23 thread starter macrumors member

    Jun 16, 2008
    It's a fast startup. It's only after the startup, when my screen is all loaded, that the rainbow ball happens

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