white book start up noise

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  1. emi macrumors newbie

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    Hi, i have a new macbook - less than 3 weeks old. This morning when i started it up, i heard what sounds like disc drive starting up. it caught me off guard because in all the times i've turned it on i hadn't heard it. Is this normal or should i have it looked at? i havent dropped it or anything. any help is appreciated! thanks!
     
  2. miles01110 macrumors Core

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  3. stridemat Moderator

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    By the disk drive starting up do you mean the sound when you put a disk in the CD slot? If so then thats nothing to worry about.
     
  4. emi thread starter macrumors newbie

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    there is no disk in the drive, however, it sounds like it spins as if there is something in there.
     
  5. roadbloc macrumors G3

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    I have had that sound since day 1. I wouldnt worry about it.
     
  6. celticpride678

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    Didn't Apple issue an update to eliminate this? Check your Software Update and make sure everything is up-to-date.

    Also, try a PRAM and SMC reset.
     
  7. student_trap macrumors 68000

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    it is totally normal, i have had it on every mac i have owned
     

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