Is everyone's optical drive flimsy?

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by hogsrul, Mar 10, 2011.

  1. hogsrul macrumors member

    Feb 27, 2011
    I mean, when you pick up your Mbp while a disc is spinning, does it scratch the disc or impead the disc from spinning? It seems like there should be more substantial support around the drive to protect it from being squeezed when picked up. Anyone else noticed any issues yet?

    I asked this in a different thread, but I think I was misunderstood. Hopefully this clarifies it.
  2. crypticlineage macrumors regular

    Jun 24, 2010
    The clearance between the spinning disc and the laser emitter is microscopic. Therefore the optical drive has very low tolerance for sudden movements. Don't move your MBP when the disc is spinning.
  3. Stetrain macrumors 68040

    Feb 6, 2009
    Yeah, moving an optical drive while it's spun up isn't a good idea. The Xbox 360 is infamous for scratching disks, mostly because it's made to be used both standing upright and laying on it's side, and lots of people move it between those two with a disc spinning in the drive.

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