Insane Superdrive [Loud Humming Noise & Noticable Vibrations]

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by -Dan, May 28, 2011.

  1. -Dan macrumors newbie

    May 28, 2011
    When I put in my OS X Installation disk into my Mac, (the only disk I put into my Mac - for disk utility etc. - so I don't know if the problem persists with other disks) the super drive begins to spin the disk and there is a loud humming noise. I feel vibrations - even on the desk under it! The disk also does things really slow. The disk spins for about 3 seconds and stops and then starts. I'm afraid this will damage my hardware because of the fast spinning. Can I fix this?
  2. jonnysods macrumors 603


    Sep 20, 2006
    There & Back Again
    Take it in. You could open it up and check the housing for the optical drive, but I dont know if you could do much else.
  3. Repo macrumors 6502a


    Feb 11, 2009
    What's your experience with optical drives? The ones in MBP's are substantially louder than most and slower. A "loud humming noise" is normal, though "loud" is subjective. Can you post a video?

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