How do I disable the optical drive from firing up every time I open my MB?

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by eye.surgeon, Oct 21, 2008.

  1. eye.surgeon macrumors 6502

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    #1
    I haven't used a mac regularly since my Apple II plus in 1980. I have a new MB. it bothers me that every time I open my notebook from the sleep state, the optical drive spins a bit and makes noise. My system is otherwise silent (SSD). Is there a way of disabling that?
     
  2. logana macrumors 65816

    logana

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    #2
    Only by physically removing the cable from the drive - bit drastic but if you never use the optical drive and the noise really annoys you...
     

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