New 24" iMac 3.06ghz superdrive is LOUD

Discussion in 'iMac' started by Colin Hoernig, Sep 6, 2008.

  1. Colin Hoernig macrumors newbie

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    Every time I load in a CD or DVD, whether to burn it, or to play a game, or even when I was installing XP via Bootcamp, my superdrive on my new iMac is really loud, like a loud humming sound, kind of like the cd/dvd is spinning a little off and its vibrating. I'm not sure if this is normal, because it only happens when the CD rev's up to load something, and doesn't happen when idling.

    If this is a problem, I do have Applecare and it would be covered under warranty I suppose.

    Thank you for the help,
    Colin
     
  2. Eidorian macrumors Penryn

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  3. Elven macrumors 6502a

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    Mine is worse on the restore disks than any other disk.
     
  4. TuffLuffJimmy macrumors G3

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    It seems especially loud if you have your computer tilted a little, if it's perfectly vertical then it should be a little quieter.
     
  5. Colin Hoernig thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Ah, well thanks for the confirmation guys.

    Mine seems to be worse on the XP Professional installation disks, doesn't do it at all with the Vista disks, and doesn't do it at all with the restore disks. Mainly just blank CD's/DVD's and other miscellaneous disks.
     
  6. A7X21112 macrumors member

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    Yeah wtf

    My imac 2.8 i bought in february is loud as **** when i toast(burn)/game

    I don get it either:apple::apple::apple::apple:






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  7. Fonzijr1964 macrumors 68000

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    that is so odd

    Mine is lout too but...

    i put in some old (mid 80's) "Wings" CDs and they are so much louder than others. They do look a little thicker though
     

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