Optical Drive- Waking up noise.

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  1. theironist08 macrumors regular

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    when my macbook wakes from a sleep or on start-up, it makes this 'ejecting' noise, which sounds like it's checking to see if it can read a disk. When there's a disk in the macbook, it doesn't make the noise.

    How do I fix this?

    Is there anything wrong with leaving a disk in permanently to prevent this?

    It's a highly irritating noise which happens everytime it wakes from sleep (when theres no disk inserted)
     
  2. DewGuy1999 macrumors 68040

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    Do you have one of these MacBooks?

    • MacBook (13-inch, Aluminum, Late 2008)
    • MacBook (13-inch, Early 2009)
    • MacBook (13-inch, Mid 2009)
    • MacBook Pro (15-inch, Late 2008)
    • MacBook Pro (17-inch, Early 2009)

    If so then take a look at this:

    :apple: SuperDrive Firmware Update 3.0
     
  3. theironist08 thread starter macrumors regular

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    Unfortunately not, mine is late 2006..
     
  4. DewGuy1999 macrumors 68040

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    Are all your software updates up-to-date?
     
  5. ibuyufo macrumors 6502

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    My early 2008 macbook makes that noise too whenever it's woken up from sleep. I don't know why apple does not fix it. It's annoying and who knows what it's doing to the optical drive.
     
  6. theironist08 thread starter macrumors regular

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    What are the implications of leaving a blank disk in always (or atleast for the time being) ?

    - Lower battery life?
    - Fan Always on?
    -........?
     

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