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Old Mar 10th, 2007, 08:31 PM   #1
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Noisy disc drive when playing cd's

Imac G5 with Superdrive. When I listen to audio cd's, the noise (rumble type of sound) level is too much, like the disk isn't seated properly or it's warped although it looks and plays fine. Is this a common problem? It doesn't do it with every disk but often and loud enough to be annoying. If a disc is noisy and I eject it and re-insert, it then plays without the rumble...
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Old Mar 10th, 2007, 09:04 PM   #2
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Imac G5 with Superdrive. When I listen to audio cd's, the noise (rumble type of sound) level is too much, like the disk isn't seated properly or it's warped although it looks and plays fine. Is this a common problem? It doesn't do it with every disk but often and loud enough to be annoying. If a disc is noisy and I eject it and re-insert, it then plays without the rumble...
Very strange. I've not had it happen to me.. and it's definitely not normal. If the machine is under warranty, I'd suggest having it looked at by an AASP or bring it to the Genius Bar in Montreal if that's an option.

The only problem I can see is that it's intermittent.

Does it happen with all media? ie: can you reproduce the problem with all types of CD's? Does it happen with DVD's?
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I've experienced this mostly on slot loading drives... caused by warped cd's. Some discs are more warped than others
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Old Mar 11th, 2007, 10:23 AM   #4
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On my Core 2 iMac when I play morrowind in boot camp I get a weird rumble noise too. However it makes that same noise in my Dell Laptop too. I have a feeling its just some discs.
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