MacBook Optical Drive Noise

Discussion in 'Mac Pro' started by imperaman, May 20, 2006.

  1. imperaman macrumors newbie

    May 20, 2006
    I just bought a MacBook (cheapest model). In general it seems to be quiet, but the DVD drive makes a strained mechanical noise each time the computer wakes up from sleep mode, or a disc is inserted or ejected. Is this sound normal? Do ALL MacBooks sound like this? The drive plays fine, with the exception of a home-recorded dual layer DVD.
  2. TallShaffer macrumors member

    Apr 14, 2006
    Yeah, mine did make a little grinding noise when a disc was in and it was being brought back from sleep mode. Not a big issue though, it was like a leg massage.
  3. elbirth macrumors 65816

    Jan 19, 2006
    North Carolina, US
    I'm sure it's perfectly normal. My MacBook Pro has done this ever since I got it back in February and I've heard others mention it as well. It annoys me because it's so loud in a classroom setting, but in most other situations, it's not such a big deal.

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