Weird sound when inserting a CD

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by Chim3ra, Nov 26, 2008.

  1. Chim3ra macrumors member


    Nov 20, 2008
    um... i'm new to mac's and i've never used a slot-loading Super Drive before, but two things:

    (1) when inserting a cd, it had a sort of crunching paper sound, but CD's play find, and there's no sound when playing, at rest, or during eject

    (2) when my macbook first loads, discs are hard to put in, i push it in, but it doesn't "eat" the disc, so to say. is this because i'm suppose to wait to put a cd in, or put it in a certain way...?

    i'm using the new Aluminum MacBook 13"3'

    thanks for the help!
  2. wrldwzrd89 macrumors G5


    Jun 6, 2003
    Solon, OH
    Slot-loading SuperDrives are supposed to make two sounds when a disc is inserted - an odd, almost musical sound when it eats the disc, and then the sound of the drive spinning.

    That said, the paper crunch sound is definitely not normal - I suspect that one of the pieces of packing tape on your Mac somehow got into the SuperDrive.

    As for your second question, a foreign object in the drive would explain this too.
  3. Chim3ra thread starter macrumors member


    Nov 20, 2008
    thx for the help wizarddddddd, i'll bring it to the the apple store to get checked.

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