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My MacBook makes a noise when I turn it on
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Jun 1, 2006, 02:15 PM
 
Whenever I turn on my MacBook or wake it up from Sleep, it makes a noise like it is loading a CD, which is kind of loud. I don't have a CD in the MacBook, either. Is this normal?
     
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Jun 1, 2006, 02:17 PM
 
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Jun 1, 2006, 02:19 PM
 
Apple should replace it, seriously.
     
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Jun 1, 2006, 02:37 PM
 
That's interesting. Does the computer also make an "aaaaah" noise when it starts up?

This could be a sign of a serious problem.
     
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Jun 1, 2006, 02:39 PM
 
It's just the cd rom drive. Nothing to worry about.
     
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Jun 1, 2006, 02:57 PM
 
Originally Posted by WinsOBoogi
That's interesting. Does the computer also make an "aaaaah" noise when it starts up?

This could be a sign of a serious problem.
     
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Jun 1, 2006, 03:57 PM
 
In all seriousness, why do all slot loading Apple models make that noise? Is there any real point to it?
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Jun 1, 2006, 03:58 PM
 
It would probably make the same noise if you put it in a pc, it's just checking to see if there's a disc in there and if there is it will spin it up.
     
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Jun 1, 2006, 04:00 PM
 
My best guess is that the computer is attempting to see if anything new's happened with the optical drive while it was sleeping.

But, you're right...with a slot-loading drive, that's just unnecessary.

Who knows. Better question, even: who cares?
     
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Jun 1, 2006, 06:53 PM
 
All Apple laptops with slot loading drive are doing this... Nothing to worry about.
     
   
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