Macbook 4.1 Clicking Superdrive

Discussion in 'MacBook' started by kingtorm, Feb 2, 2010.

  1. kingtorm macrumors newbie

    kingtorm

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    I have an early 2008 black macbook and about a week ago after shutting it the superdrive started to make continuous clicking noises. I opened it back up and it continued while remaining asleep, i pressed the eject button and nothing happened so i restarted it. When i turned it on the apple logo wasn't there, instead there was a folder icon with a question on it. After hitting the macbook it worked(bad idea i know, but i worked). I just did the same thing, What is happening. Do i need to clean the superdrive, i cleaned my macbook yesterday which brought the temperature down 30 degrees(it was running at 150F with the fans a 5000+rpm, now at 120F and 1700+rpm)

    Any ideas? Im good at cleaning it, so cleaning the superdrive is no problem
     
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    Are you sure it is the SuperDrive (CD/DVD write drive)?

    The clicking sound and folder with question mark sound more like a failing HDD to me.

    The HDD is located under your left palm while you use your fingers to press the keys on the keyboard.
     
  3. kingtorm thread starter macrumors newbie

    kingtorm

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    It's the superdrive, I can feel it clicking when i put my hand on it.
    I used a stethoscope to find the sound, its the superdrive.
     

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