New 17'' MBP makes odd sounds when restarting

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by luminosity, Sep 12, 2009.

  1. luminosity macrumors 65816

    luminosity

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    So, I bought a new 17 inch MBP tonight. When it started up, it made a very odd sound that was similar to a CD/DVD being processed or ejected. I thought maybe it was a one time thing, but since restarting it a few times, it's made the same sound each time.

    Is this normal? I've never heard it before. It's like there's a CD or DVD in there, but of course there isn't.
     
  2. iBookG4user macrumors 604

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    Yes, this is normal, same thing happens with my 15" MacBook Pro.
     
  3. luminosity thread starter macrumors 65816

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    Well then, that pretty much answers my question, though it leads to another one: What are those sounds about? Seems pretty unusual.
     
  4. sammich macrumors 601

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    It's pretty much the sound of a CD being ejected.

    Press the eject button or if that doesn't work, try: bring up the System Profiler (About my mac -> More Info) then under hardware go to 'Disc Burning'.

    Or even easier, open up Disk Utility.
     
  5. luminosity thread starter macrumors 65816

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    To what end, though?

    If the sound is normal, there isn't to be much to done about it, right?
     
  6. sammich macrumors 601

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    Yeah. Most slot loading CD/DVD drives make that sound. What end? Well to show you that the sound is replicable and normal. It's just a check to see if anything is in there.
     

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