MBP how to stop noisy DVD drive spinning up

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  1. tibi08 macrumors 6502a

    tibi08

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    Is there any way to stop the DVD drive spinning up on the MBP (running Leopard), each time the computer starts up, wakes from sleep & when VMware Fusion starts?

    It's really annoying and I barely ever use the DVD drive.
     
  2. FuzzMunky macrumors regular

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  3. elcid macrumors 6502

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    I believe he means the sound when it is just checking if there is a disc in the dirve. Its sounds like a hip hop scratch to me. It would be nice if someone did come up with a terminal command as it is annoying and I am sure with how much I wake/sleep my computer it would be nice if it didnt wear itself out.
     
  4. tibi08 thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    As mentioned above, there is no disc - it's just noisy when it tries to check whether there's a disk or not. Every time I wake up the damn computer!
     
  5. yellow Moderator emeritus

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    I'm afraid this might just be one that you have to live with..
     
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  7. tibi08 thread starter macrumors 6502a

    tibi08

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    Try the Powerbook G4. That was quiet. MBP = not quiet :(
     
  8. Twe Foju macrumors 6502

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    totally agree

    my sis used to have G4 and man, the disk drive was so quite

    unlike the MBP's

    and all MBP's are like that ( unless maybe they have a different manufactured Disk Drive ( mine is Fujitsu btw )

    and each time i woke my MBP from sleep or turning my MBP on

    1st i thought it's a defect, but later to found out it is like that

    but well i guess we have to live with it
     
  9. johny5 macrumors 6502a

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    AFAIK this is the same on all new SR macbooks, they changed the DVD drive.
    It was that quiet on my previous 2ghz macbook I couldn't hear it but now on my 2.2 SR macbook I can.

    I was going to say I don't really care for it as I only have to reboot the macbook after VLC has crashed it when I play HD films but I just realised it does it when waking from sleep.
    Its not that much an issue for me, when I changed macbooks I thought it was very loud but now its either quietened down or I have got used to it :)
     
  10. notengolegs macrumors member

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    How often are you waking it from sleep? I mean, if it's enough to annoy you, then maybe you are putting it to sleep too much?
     

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