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Loud Macbook Optical Drive [Re: personalloan] #475301 04/21/08 04:22 PM
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I just bought a new Macbook. The 12" Powerbook that it's replacing had a very loud optical drive (no, that's not why I replaced it) especially when inserting or ejecting a disk.

I'm disappointed that the Macbook has an even LOUDER drive than the Powerbook! I'm pretty sure that it isn't a faulty drive, but just how these drives normally operate. Does anyone know if there is a compatible replacement drive on the market that will operate more quietly?

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Re: Loud Macbook Optical Drive [Re: personalloan] #475302 04/21/08 05:11 PM
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check fastmac, they have some replacement drives...

Re: Loud Macbook Optical Drive [Re: personalloan] #475303 04/21/08 05:13 PM
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Re: Loud Macbook Optical Drive [Re: personalloan] #475304 04/21/08 10:09 PM
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Yeah, I noticed this as well with my Macbook. At first I honestly though the thing was broken, I'd never heard any laptop since floppy days make that loud of a noise.
My cards have always been with MCE, I've used their Superdrives in two of my Macs already and was very satisfied.

Re: Loud Macbook Optical Drive [Re: personalloan] #475305 04/22/08 05:57 PM
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[censored] UJ-857, the other is an LG-DT-ST DVDRAM GSA-4084N or similar.
They vary alot in terms of noise. Even identical units. Its a bit hit or miss.

Re: Loud Macbook Optical Drive [Re: personalloan] #475306 08/30/08 09:47 AM
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you want a laugh on loud drives check this out from a powerbook g3 pismo

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SXPuvwLLFWE


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