Is this the norm for a mac mini optical drive?

Discussion in 'Mac Pro' started by steamboat26, Jul 10, 2006.

  1. steamboat26 macrumors 65816


    May 25, 2006
    Arlington VA
    I am not sure if this is how it is supposed to work, but whenever i put a DVD or CD into my mac mini, i have to push it in probably 3/4 of the way before it sucks the disk in, at which time it makes some sounds like it is hitting the back of the drive. It works fine, but on my iMac G3, it pulls the disks in slowly and doesn't make any sound against the drive. Is this normal?
  2. DMPDX macrumors 6502

    Dec 4, 2005
    Yupp. It's normal. With most notebook optical drives you have to push the disk in about 3/4's the way in.
  3. 4God macrumors 68020


    Apr 5, 2005
    My Mac
    Yeah, my wife's mini does the same thing. I hate that ruckuss it makes.
    It sounds like it's falling apart. It still works fine though, the noise
    is just a little annoying.
  4. DevilsRejection macrumors regular

    Apr 13, 2006

    why can't they make optical drives like the ones in my car, that so gently suck in the cd the minute it goes an inch in.

    everytime i stick a damn cd in my imac i just cringe with that horrible mechnical noise it makes
  5. FullmetalZ26 macrumors regular

    Jun 12, 2006
    The sounds my G4 Mini optical drive makes are nothing compared to the one in my MacBook. It sounds like the dang thing's talking in some alien language...

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