Is the optical drive supposed to be this touchy?

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  1. lilcosco08 macrumors 65816

    lilcosco08

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    Excuse me for a lack of a better word.
    Anyways new Mac user here
    But I was installing iWork, and had the Pro on my lap, and Went to put it on a table.
    As soon as I moved it the slightest bit, I heard this horrible grinding, and thought I ruined the disk.
    Luckily, it still works (with a circular gash), but is the OD supposed to be like that?

    Thanks!
     
  2. celticpride678

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    Sounds pretty usual. That being said, you might have heard the sudden motion sensor going off, locking the hard drive into place (also normal).
     
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    No. What the OP is describing is pretty usual signs of the disc spinning like a gyro, and the disc drive not spinning like a gyro (attached to the MBP), so the disc scrapes against components inside the disc drive.

    My recommendation (that I always follow, myself): Never move around your MBP with a disc in it.
     
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    That thing goes off so easily for me! At first I thought it was a loose piece inside but then I remembered that feature and I dont recall hearing that on a regular MacBook.
     
  5. ZebOfMac macrumors regular

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    To the OP.

    From what you said it sounds like you were moving the computer while the disk was spinning. As a rule of thumb with any optical drive, do not move it while the disk is spinning. What you experienced is normal while reading a disk at those speeeds and moving the computer.
     
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    Ah, alright
    It was just weird because my old laptop never did this
    I'm still adjusting :p
     

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