MacBook optical drive sound

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  1. john2006wright macrumors regular

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    Hi. I was wondering if anyone can help me. I have a 1yr old MacBook and every time I open the lid after it has been asleep, it makes a weird noise from the optical drive. I guess its just checking to see if there is anything in there but it makes opening my MacBook in class a little obvious (when I should be reading and not checking email). Is there any way to stop my MacBook doing this??

    Thanks
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  2. bamaworks macrumors 6502

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    Oddly enough they all do this... don't ask me why. I think it's pretty ridiculous.
     
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  4. john2006wright thread starter macrumors regular

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    apologies for not checking the forums, i was searching for a thread that explained a way of stoping the MacBook doing that sound eveytime its opened. Does anyone know if its possible. Its not a big deal, I'm just curious. These forums are fantatsic for providing solutions to almost every concievable question.

    thanks
    john

    p.s. O inkow the sound is normal, I just want to know if I can stop it. I know you can stop the start up sound so I was wondering if there was a similar thing for the optical drive check.
     
  5. ki2594 macrumors 6502a

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    yeah, everytime you turn it on or open it, it just looks for a disc in the drive. Thats all. Def. normal.
     
  6. john2006wright thread starter macrumors regular

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    solution?

    I know its normal, I would like to know if there is a way to stop it?

    Thanks,
    John
     
  7. bamaworks macrumors 6502

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    Having a disk in the drive would reduce it significantly... perhaps a blank CD-R?
     
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  9. alphaod macrumors Core

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    No way to stop and maybe you should be reading?
     
  10. bradfordw89 macrumors newbie

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    I'm wondering about this too. Does anyone know how to maybe disable the drive or something?

    Putting a CD in the drive makes it like 50 times worse because then it actually spins the disc to read what's on it, and it sounds like you're trying to start a lawnmower in the back of class.
     

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