Optical Drive Noise Question

jessep28

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Sep 8, 2006
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Sorry, I am not used to the mac optical drives, as I am a PC convert.


On disc insertion (DVD & CD), is it normal for the iMac drives to make a crude buzzing noise (sounds like a buzzer)? Same noise happens when drive stops reading a disk when it goes idle.

Also, I get a noise every 10 seconds or so on DVD playback.

I figure it's normal, but want to double check.
 

orangezorki

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Aug 30, 2006
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Probably normal - but just check that it isn't scratching the disks. I once had a powerbook with a slot-loading drive which started scratching, so I'm pretty paranoid about that. Otherwise, most likely OK.

David
 

jessep28

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Sep 8, 2006
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Yeah, it doesn't seem to be scratching any discs.

It just came out of the box barely a week ago, so it has a year to fail which it probably will do if the drive is bad.

Thanks for all the help.