knocking optical drive

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by ebbandflow, Sep 8, 2007.

  1. ebbandflow macrumors newbie

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    When I put cds into my macbook pro optical drive it gives like two or three decently loud (and noticeable) knocks. Is this normal or should I give applecare a call?

    Thanks
     
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  3. Makosuke macrumors 603

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    I'm assuming this is a new computer and it's not something that changed after a while (which would point to a hardware issue).

    If this is what happens:

    Insert disc, the drive grabs it, then it goes "Whirr, click, click-CHUNK, buzz" (or something to that effect) pretty much immediately, then yes, that's perfectly normal for any slot-loading optical drive. That sound is, I assume, the drive locking the disc onto the hub before spinning it up.

    If you mean you put the disc in, and then a few seconds later it starts making funny clunking sounds, then no, probably not normal.

    If you're really worried you can always call Apple and have them listen over the phone--it's free for the first 90 days even if you didn't buy AppleCare yet.
     
  4. ebbandflow thread starter macrumors newbie

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    yeah its the first one, and the drive is working fine. so probably normal stuff then. Thanks.
     

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