my brand new macbook makes a weird sound every time i swicth it on

Discussion in 'MacBook' started by bmthplz, Mar 16, 2010.

  1. bmthplz macrumors newbie

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    is this normal?
    it only sounds like the machinery inside getting into gear, and it doesn't sound like anything's broken, but i wanted to make sure nonetheless instead of whining about it to apple and have them look at me like i'm crazy.

    thanks for your help in advance. :)
     
  2. spinnerlys Guest

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    It's the optical drive checking if any optical media is inside the optical drive.
     
  3. sml238 macrumors regular

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    yeah for some reason the optical drives apple chooses to use seem to be louder than any others iv experienced.
     
  4. bmthplz thread starter macrumors newbie

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    thank you so much, guys.
    it's my first time with a mac so i want to be cautious, and get the most the most out of it.
     
  5. spinnerlys Guest

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    Also have a look at the following links, as the information presented there might be helpful in your future endeavours into Mac OS X and could clear up initial confusion and may even prevent harm to your system or your files.

    http://www.apple.com/support/switch101/ - text

    http://www.apple.com/findouthow/mac/ - videos

    http://www.apple.com/support/mac101/ - text

    http://support.apple.com/kb/HT1343-keyboard - shortcuts
     
  6. MacBoobsPro macrumors 603

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    I nearly choked on my beer when I read the thread title. I was expecting the Mac start up chime to be the culprit. :D
     

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