NEW mid range 15inch - DVD Noise?

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by iriejedi, Aug 1, 2009.

  1. iriejedi macrumors 6502a

    iriejedi

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    I just bought a new MBP for my dad and upon start up the DVD drives make bad noises - that noise I would associated with a bad/scratched CD inside where it is trying very hard to recover data) - it works (computer and drive)... but I have never heard a DVD drive make so much noise while empty on start up. Of course I personally have never owned a brand new MBP.

    If this a design issue or should I go exchange it for a new one.

    Thanks for the feedback!

    G
     
  2. fpnc macrumors 68000

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    That's probably normal but without hearing the sounds it would be impossible to know for sure. The slot-loading DVDs make a zzzzh-zzzzp sound when the system first powers on to allow it to reset the drive and detect any installed discs. Do you hear largely the same thing when you eject a DVD from the drive?
     
  3. Bill Gates macrumors 68020

    Bill Gates

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    Either make an audio recording of the noise for us to hear, or try a disc in a display model and listen for the same sound.
     
  4. iriejedi thread starter macrumors 6502a

    iriejedi

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    thanks

    I guess I'm surprised that other than the start up chime... there is any noise at all. Gonna ask the apple store to reboot a demo model... glad to hear it is not 100% a for sure problem.

    Regardless - I'm so jealous - I mean my new Pro is great... but after some time on his new MBP - I could see one in my future... probably next update... gotta use my pending severance package for something good....
     
  5. jakster4u macrumors newbie

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    It's not like it's loud or something is it? Its not like it's louder than the noise it makes when ejecting a disc.
     
  6. SPNarwhal macrumors 65816

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    that's normal, i think.
    mine does the same thing.
    just the superdrive checking to see if there is a disc in there. (i think)

    i was kind of wondering about it too when i first got this laptop. since this was my first laptop ever.
    but after the first day or so i just assumed it was normal, i guess?
    i don't know.
     
  7. 11800506 macrumors 65816

    11800506

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    If they sound anything like the first noise from this page:

    http://support.apple.com/kb/HT1723 (waking from sleep noise)

    then it's completely normal. All Mac notebooks do that.
     
  8. SPNarwhal macrumors 65816

    SPNarwhal

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    heyyy, sort of.
    except it's really short.
    like

    wih-kiih

    two syllables.
     

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