Possessed DVD drive!

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

  1. ValerieGuiles macrumors newbie

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    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!

    Valerie
     
  2. spinnerlys Guest

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    It does check if an optical medium is inside. No worries.

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  3. California macrumors 68040

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    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

    Nermal

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    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

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    Same here.
     

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