Macbook puts a chainsaw to your discs !

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by bushfrog, Nov 12, 2006.

  1. bushfrog macrumors member

    Sep 23, 2006
    My macbook cd-rw drive has started to get VERY noisy,, it sounds like it does when you put your macbook at angle when its spinning fast except 10 times worse. (while on a perfect flat)

    Infact it sounds like its trying to cut the disc in half,, not nice and i can just see it packing in totally in the near future.

    It is only a month old ! :( and also the monitor is creaky,, but thats bearable

    Has this happend to anyone else,, and anyone got any ideas of how i could fix it ?

  2. Cybergypsy macrumors 68040


    May 16, 2006
    Central Florida!
    Mine was on the first shipment from China no issues at all!!
  3. Gee macrumors 65816

    Feb 27, 2004
    London, UK
    Is the noise when you are burning disks, or using disks (i.e. audio disk)? I don't have a solution, but I'd try playing a cd for a bit, see if that loosens it up a bit...
  4. bushfrog thread starter macrumors member

    Sep 23, 2006
    It makes this noise when you insert any cd or dvd ,, and you know how you here it speed up.... well its then that it starts and its on off on off really sounds like its scratching the disk somewhat...

    When you switch the mac off you can here the disc slowly grating to a hault its not nice..

    I have tried running disks and resetting PRAM etc as apple website says but i just cant pinpoint the problem :(

  5. deadpixels macrumors 6502a

    Oct 30, 2006
    sound mechanical, probably won't be fixed by any combo.
  6. scott523 macrumors 6502a

    Sep 8, 2006
    Saint Charles, MO
    I had the old MB and yes the computer sounded creaky. For the Superdrive, I burned files onto a CD and when my computer was at an angle, everything stopped but I think it was b/c the of the SMS feature in the hard drive that stopped the burning. The new C2D MB is excellent, nicely built (as in firm with no loose ends), no creaky sounds coming from the case/LCD screen. :D
  7. Felldownthewell macrumors 65816


    Feb 10, 2006
    I have the same problem on my CD MBP. Take it in, get it fixed. It should be a recognizable problem. Your actually more likely to get it fixed if you call apple and describe it to them; apple stores are noisy and it is quite easy for them to tell you it is "within spec".

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