MBP: HD Noise When Waking Up On Powering On

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by Kan-O-Z, Aug 10, 2007.

  1. Kan-O-Z macrumors 6502

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    When I turn on my MBP or if it wakes up from sleeping mode, I hear a noise that seems to be the hard drive. It's not the spin up type noise but it sounds more like the eject noise when a CD/DVD is ejected. It's a short, quick and sharp sound. I wanted to find out if it's something to do with the hard drive locking or parking itself every time the computer sleeps or shuts off. Is this normal?

    Kan-O-Z
     
  2. Aea macrumors 6502a

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  3. Gymnut macrumors 68000

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    I've noticed only when I restart or power on does the sound make itself known. It sounds like it's coming from the Superdrive though, and doesn't matter whether there's a disc in there or not.
     
  4. giganten macrumors 6502a

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    Mine also does some sound like the eject noise when a CD/DVD is ejected when I start it or wakes up.
     
  5. killerrobot macrumors 68020

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    Yeah, I think it's totally normal as well because mine does it as well.

    Seems like it's pretty useless to have the Superdrive do that all the time--don't know if it's checking to make sure there's no cd/dvd inside or what?
     
  6. techlover828 macrumors 68020

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    Mine makes a "toot toot" noise whenever I turn it on.
     
  7. mick4394 macrumors 6502a

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    That sound is your optical drive (DVD) checking if there's a disk inside to mount. Don't worry about it, it's just doing what its job.
     
  8. vicious7 macrumors 6502a

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    Just did an update and I noticed that there was a light scratching sound coming from the left side of my MBP. At first I thought it was the Superdrive, but its on the left.

    A few seconds after the restart, the noise disappears. :confused:
     

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