Weird cd sound

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by Sablet, Jun 11, 2008.

  1. Sablet macrumors newbie

    Jan 22, 2008
    by mistake i have moved my macbook when playing a dvd 2 times , and it does an ugly sound like scratching the cd, nothing happened to the cd tho, is this normal?
  2. xUKHCx Administrator emeritus


    Jan 15, 2006
    The Kop
    I've done this a few times as well, guess the case is twisting slightly as it is being picked up causing the disc to impinge on the internals of the drive making that sound. I try not to move it with a disc in.
  3. Big-TDI-Guy macrumors 68030


    Jan 11, 2007
    The same vibration isolation that helps keep the drive quiet and prevent it from resonating throughout the chassis - is also allowing the spindle to flex from centrifugal force. On most of the drives I've seen lately, there is a plastic "shield" around the top of the laser sled. Most likely you heard that, or the outer edge of the disc rubbing against the housing.

    If the disc is not being scratched, then great -- but I'd still avoid moving it.
  4. ashjamben macrumors 6502a

    Oct 28, 2007
    Shanghai, China
    ye i occasionally get this sound, if i move it fairly fast. normally if it just slight movements, say moving around on my lap, its fine.
  5. Sablet thread starter macrumors newbie

    Jan 22, 2008
    not loving it but oh well i guess if its normal i can live with it

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