Help please. Owners of new MB please comment regards to the startup.

Discussion in 'MacBook' started by bibbiti89, Oct 19, 2008.

  1. bibbiti89 macrumors newbie

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    Hello all,

    I decided to make the switch from pc to mac. I love it so far. My problem here is that with the macbook, when I first turn on the computer right before it makes the apple sound, there's this weird noise coming from the optical drive.
    I was wondering if anyone else with the new Macbooks are having the same problem as well.

    Here's the sound (i got it off of the the apple support site).
    http://a248.e.akamai.net/7/248/51/3054781201801120/www.info.apple.com/images/kbase/305478/305478_wake.aiff

    Is this sound normal?

    Thanks all,
    bibbiti89
     
  2. DeusInvictus7 macrumors 68020

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    i dont think that sound is normal...my sisters macbook doesnt do that at all...and i really hope mine doesnt do that when it comes in the next few days
     
  3. logana macrumors 65816

    logana

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    If you got the sound off the Apple website then is that noise one of the many "normal" sounds that MacBooks make.......

    Does not sound odd to me - sounds like most MacBooks....
     
  4. synth3tik macrumors 68040

    synth3tik

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    Your optical drive is functioning. That's what the sound is. It is the optical drive spinning up. A self test.
     
  5. dpc macrumors newbie

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    My Macbook's optical makes a similar noise when it boots up. My old Powerbook did too. I think it's a normal part of the boot process for Macs. I think your Macbook is fine :).
     
  6. Daveoc64 macrumors 601

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    Yeah this sound is pretty normal.

    It's just trying to read the disc (but obviously not getting anywhere because it's empty).
     
  7. fatefulwhisper macrumors regular

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    That sound is perfectly normal. I had a Dell which had the same optical drive (made by Matsushita) and it made the same sound--so the sound is not limited to just PC's or Mac's; it's the optical drive manufacturer and the type of drive (slot loading). There is a remedy for booting up the computer w/out the sound, and that is to stick a blank CD or DVD in the drive and the sound will disappear.
     
  8. cherry su macrumors 65816

    cherry su

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    Functioning macs with slot-loading drives make that noise

    At least my MacBook Pro and Mac mini do
     

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