knocking optical drive

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

  1. ebbandflow macrumors newbie

    May 13, 2007
    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?

  2. ebbandflow thread starter macrumors newbie

    May 13, 2007
  3. Makosuke macrumors 603

    Aug 15, 2001
    The Cool Part of CA, USA
    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

    May 13, 2007
    yeah its the first one, and the drive is working fine. so probably normal stuff then. Thanks.

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