Moving while burning

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by uplusd, Apr 18, 2008.

  1. uplusd macrumors 6502

    Apr 8, 2008
    Silicon Valley
    Is it a bad idea to move the laptop while burning a DVD? I was burning using Popcorn and moved my laptop into the next room and the software reported a SERVO error.
  2. mad jew Moderator emeritus

    mad jew

    Apr 3, 2004
    Adelaide, Australia
    Yep. Strictly speaking, it's best not to move your laptop whilst in use at all. The motion messes with the optical drive's (and the hard drive's) own centripetal force. Of course if you're going to move it then try to keep it level, minimise any jolting and avoid rotating it quickly.
  3. Jiddick ExRex macrumors 65816

    Jiddick ExRex

    May 14, 2006
    Roskilde, DK
    You should not be aflame while using popcorn. If you do, you should contact the company that made the popcorn and sue them.

    Seriously though. Moving a laptop while a cd is being written is always a bad idea.
  4. andrewdale macrumors 6502a

    Jan 28, 2008
    Memphis, TN
    Yup, yup.

    Moving while burning isn't good.

    But moving while using in general is usually not a problem as long as you're not holding it by one corner or throwing it around.

    In general, throwing it around isn't good. :)
  5. Csmitte macrumors 6502


    Oct 11, 2007
    Yes it is a bad idea, I tried to do this with my dell and whenever the disc finished it would not read.


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