Possessed DVD drive!

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by ValerieGuiles, May 6, 2010.

  1. ValerieGuiles macrumors newbie

    Aug 26, 2009
    Hopefully this is just a weird thing my MacBook is doing and nothing serious!

    Every time I turn it on, wake it up, or randomly when I'm using it, the DVD drive makes the noise as if I'm putting in a DVD. No message pops up and no programs try to start and nothing is visibly around that area - and DVDs and CDs all load just fine - it just makes the noise when there's nothing in there.

    Does anyone know why and is this something that I should bother taking into the Apple store or is it just something weird to ignore?

    Thanks so much!

  2. spinnerlys Guest


    Sep 7, 2008
    forlod bygningen
    It does check if an optical medium is inside. No worries.

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  3. California macrumors 68040


    Aug 21, 2004
    If you have installed all the latest updates, this should not be happening. it is a software issue, not a hardware issue.
  4. Nermal Moderator


    Staff Member

    Dec 7, 2002
    New Zealand
    Do you have a source for that? I have all updates and it still makes the noise, but it makes sense since the drive is getting powered on.
  5. John Doe 57 macrumors 65816

    John Doe 57

    Jan 26, 2008
    Los Angeles, CA
    Same here.

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