Is a loud humming/hissing/whining noise when using a CD/DVD normal?

ID008

macrumors newbie
Original poster
Aug 8, 2006
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The MacBook seems to make a huge noise only when using a CD or DVD. It isn't the fans as I'm sure of that but more like the reading of the CD/DVD.

I'm puzzled as to whether this is normal or not.
 

steamboat26

macrumors 65816
May 25, 2006
1,123
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Arlington VA
That happens on my mini. I wouldn't call it a hissing, but when i put a disk in, it is kinda loud while the computer is sucking the disk in.
 

Star Destroyer

macrumors 6502
Jun 15, 2006
376
4
Yes, my CD/DVD drive on my macbook is much louder then i would like it to be... which is not great, but i will survive.
 

iTwitch

macrumors 6502a
Mar 30, 2006
619
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East of the Mississippi
The CD drive in my iBook makes a racket when loading and a whirling sound when reading. It's so annoying I don't even try to listen to music CDs or watch DVDs instead I first rip them to the harddrive. I think it's the slot loading design, no baffleing?