Grinding sound when I burn a cd/dvd

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by B.A.T, Oct 24, 2009.

  1. B.A.T macrumors 6502a

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    I am new to the Mac platform but got rid of my pc because of the endless hassles. I have a two month old Imac that almost always finds an error when I try to burn files or music onto a dvd or cdr. Yesterday while attempting to burn music onto a cd the burner made a loud grinding sound. Has anybody else had any issues like this? Is this common?
     
  2. John Doe 57 macrumors 65816

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    My MacBook Pro make a scratching type sound whenever I inserted a CD or DVD into the drive. Burning a CD/DVD was an extremely loud process. With AppleCare, I was able to get a new drive for free.
     
  3. B.A.T thread starter macrumors 6502a

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  4. arjen92 macrumors 65816

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    yeah probably a bad drive, mine doesn't always work proper either. Just call apple, or replace it your self with a blu-ray drive.

    Although this website is about the new iMac it's probably quite the same: http://www.ifixit.com/Teardown/iMac-Intel-27-Inch/1236/2 check step 14.
     

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