I think something is wrong with my macbook pro

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by kathrodr, Feb 1, 2012.

  1. kathrodr macrumors newbie

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    I bought my first ever MacBook Pro for Christmas and I love it! But, I think something is wrong with it and I don't know if I should be concerned.

    Every time my mac starts up, I hear a noise coming from the bottom right side of the computer. The sound is not long...maybe 2 or 3 seconds in duration. It also sounds to be mechanical. Do all macs make that noise at while starting? Is this normal? Is my mac damaged? Is this something I am going to have to get fixed ASAP?

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  2. thundersteele macrumors 68030

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    I would guess that it's the CD drive. At boot time, the boot manager checks whether there is a bootable CD in the drive... that's the sound you are hearing.
     
  3. alphaod macrumors Core

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    And before you ask, the disc check cannot be disabled as there is no tray on the optical drive.
     

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