I'm Having A Problem With MacTheRipper

jumpman25

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I'm backing up some of my movies, and am using MacTheRipper to remove the protection on the discs. The first time I used MacTheRipper it took about 20min to extract a full dvd to my hard drive (about 7GB). Now every time I try to extract a DVD to my hard drive, it takes about 2 hours. I also tried extracting the same DVD that took 20min the first time again, and it took about 2 hours. Anybody have any ideas? Thanks
 

jumpman25

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Yeah, I did all that, I even re-installed the OS as when I boot up I have a wierd clicking noise comming from the hard drive or CD Drive. It sounds like a stick is being cracked in half, and it clicks a few times during boot up, when the comp is waking up from sleep mode, and then randomly. I tried the re-install hopeing that it would rid the machine of this clicking and also to see if it would fix the ripping problem. Anyway, could I have a bad CD drive?
 

rasp

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jumpman25 said:
Yeah, I did all that, I even re-installed the OS as when I boot up I have a wierd clicking noise comming from the hard drive or CD Drive. It sounds like a stick is being cracked in half, and it clicks a few times during boot up, when the comp is waking up from sleep mode, and then randomly. I tried the re-install hopeing that it would rid the machine of this clicking and also to see if it would fix the ripping problem. Anyway, could I have a bad CD drive?

That is not a good sign, it could very well mean your HD is going bad. You might want to back up important data and check the drive.
 

Sun Baked

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If it is coming from the HD, turn the computer off -- buy a new sata HD and transfer the stuff as quick as you can.

Do not pass go and do not try to save a buck by dumping to DVD, once the HD starts clicking death comes rather quick.
 

jumpman25

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Ok, I just opened the side of the computer to check where the clicking is comming from and it sounds like it is comming from the CD drive, or at least from the top front area of the case. The machine is only a week old and its been making the clicking noise ever since I bought it. Anybody have any ideas of what this noise could be, or if it could be the reason why it is taking so long to rip a dvd using mactheripper? Thanks
 

kugino

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jumpman25 said:
Ok, I just opened the side of the computer to check where the clicking is comming from and it sounds like it is comming from the CD drive, or at least from the top front area of the case. The machine is only a week old and its been making the clicking noise ever since I bought it. Anybody have any ideas of what this noise could be, or if it could be the reason why it is taking so long to rip a dvd using mactheripper? Thanks
which is it, the HD or the DVD drive? if you just play a DVD, do you get the same sound? if you have an external firewired drive and copy a large file to your HD, do you get the same sound? isolate the sound to see which is the culprit. since it's still under warranty, take it to an apple store and get it fixed...
 

jumpman25

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Like I said, I think it is comming from the dvd drive, or from that area. It does not sound like it is comming from the hard drive. The sound is only made during startup, and when the computer is waking from sleep mode. Occasionally it will make the sound for what seems like no reason, but this does not happen very often. A few days ago, I woke the computer from sleep mode and then tried to eject a disc and every time I hit the eject button I would hear the clicking, but the disc would not come out. Then I tried to shut down the computer and the computer froze. I'm not sure what to think about this.