I think something is wrong with my macbook pro

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

  1. kathrodr macrumors newbie

    Feb 1, 2012
    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?

  2. thundersteele macrumors 68030

    Oct 19, 2011
    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


    Feb 9, 2008
    And before you ask, the disc check cannot be disabled as there is no tray on the optical drive.

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