New MacBook Pro making weird sound after sleep and startup

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by Greenhoe, Dec 18, 2008.

  1. Greenhoe macrumors regular

    Dec 17, 2008
    I just bought a MacBook Pro and a Weird sound such as a disc scratching is coming from it seems my Disc drive. This only happens when I start the computer up or wake it after the HD goes to sleep. The notebook is brand new and not sure if this is normal. Any advice would help. Thanks
  2. Greenhoe thread starter macrumors regular

    Dec 17, 2008
    Alright, good I was worried that something could be wrong with it already.
  3. cherry su macrumors 65816

    cherry su

    Feb 28, 2008
    if there were a cd in the drive then the there would be a whirring sound. does that sound better to you?
  4. Greenhoe thread starter macrumors regular

    Dec 17, 2008
    There is no CD in the drive when it makes that sound, it doesn't really bother me just don't want there to be anything wrong as that sound just didn't seem normal.
  5. Ysulyan macrumors member

    Sep 4, 2008
    The SuperDrive makes startup sound regardless there is media in it or not.
  6. alphaod macrumors Core


    Feb 9, 2008
    It's the sound of the drive checking it there is a disk or not in the drive. Much like a computer closing the drive tray (In fact that's exactly why it is).
  7. misspriss00 macrumors newbie

    Jul 23, 2009
    same issue with start up drive sound

    my husband and I both bought identical macbook pro's at the same time and while they both make the noise, it seems my computer is more noticeable. I can hardly hear the noise on his computer, anyone have any advice.
  8. geoffreak macrumors 68020


    Feb 8, 2008
    I like the sound. It assures me my computer is still working ;)

    Don't worry about it.
  9. newcreate macrumors newbie

    Oct 11, 2009
    One thing bothers me...

    The only thing that troubles me about the statup "disk checking" sound is that
    on my machine, it is simultaneous with the startup tone, messing up its clarity.
  10. Tarek macrumors 6502

    Jun 25, 2009
    Liverpool, UK
    Congratulations on your new MacBook Pro, great decision and great notebook. One thing, though, its optical drive sucks butt so live with it lol.

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