Optical drive rattles? is this normal?

Discussion in 'Mac Pro' started by DesignFusion, Sep 10, 2010.

  1. DesignFusion macrumors member

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    Hi had my new 2010 mac pro for a few days, and whenever i watch a dvd or install software the optical/ cd drive rattles, almost like the disc is rubbing? if i lean the machine to the left it seems to stop. I take it this isnt normal? should i call apple?
     
  2. DesignFusion thread starter macrumors member

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    Anyone else have this rattle / vibration when watching dvd's or installing apps?

    Feedback would be appreciated :)
     
  3. macz1 macrumors 6502

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    yes. it's normal. My drive rattles, too but only at low RPM.
     
  4. macz1 macrumors 6502

    macz1

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    it does not only depend on the drive but mainly on how well the disc is centered. Heavy labels (stickers or thick color layers) can also unbalance the disc.
     

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