Optical Drive buzz/noise upon start up?

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by derek.fulmer, Feb 24, 2012.

  1. derek.fulmer macrumors member

    derek.fulmer

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    Does anyone else run into this? I'm on a mid 2009 MBP, 15" 2.66ghz. Seems like 8 times out of 10 (ball park estimate) that I start up the machine, after the Apple chime, my optical drive makes a blatant buzzing noise. The drive still seems to work okay but the noise persists. At first I thought it was a HDD issue, but I'm pretty sure it isn't.

    Anyone else have this?
     
  2. TheKnowledgeGuy macrumors member

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    Does this also happen when you wake your MBP from opening the lid, or only on booting the machine?
     
  3. jon08 macrumors 65816

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    The noise is normal, but usually it occurs right when you press the Power button (before the chime), from what I remember.
     
  4. derek.fulmer thread starter macrumors member

    derek.fulmer

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    Only when powering the machine.
     
  5. zigzagg321 macrumors 6502

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    My Mid 2011 iMac's superdrive makes a noise upon start up every time. Every Mac Ive seen does this as well... the desktops do at least.
     
  6. eagandale4114 macrumors 65816

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    That is normal. It is initializing all the drives including the superdrive.
     
  7. Takashi macrumors regular

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    I believe it's normal. I have an 09 model and the drive makes some noise when I start the machine. My gf's 2010 model makes a clicking noise when her mac starts up.
     
  8. heisenberg123 macrumors 603

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    its most likey jsut initalizing the drive incase their is a boot disk in there
     

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