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New 12 inch PowerBook Awake from Sleep Noise

Message #1 - Posted 2003/11/06 - JeffS87

Hi,

I just got a new 12 inch PowerBook and when it awakes from sleep the CD-ROM drive makes weird noises like it's checking to see if a CD is in the drive. It makes 2 noises each about a second each.

Is that normal?

thanks
Jeff

Message #2 - Posted 2003/11/06 - Gregory Sigman

Previously, JeffS87 wrote:

I just got a new 12 inch PowerBook and when it awakes from sleep the CD-ROM drive makes weird noises like it's checking to see if a CD is in the drive. It
makes 2 noises each about a second each.

Is that normal?

I hope so, 'cause mine does exactly the same thing.

Greg

Message #3 - Posted 2003/11/06 - Kevin

JeffS87 wrote:

I just got a new 12 inch PowerBook and when it awakes from sleep the CD-ROM drive makes weird noises like it's checking to see if a CD is in the drive. It makes 2 noises each about a second each.

Mine does too... it's kind of annoying, but hey... what can ya do.

Message #4 - Posted 2003/11/06 - David Steuber

Kevin <nomail@nospam.invalid> writes:

JeffS87 wrote:

I just got a new 12 inch PowerBook and when it awakes from sleep the CD-ROM drive makes weird noises like it's checking to see if a CD is in the drive. It makes 2 noises each about a second each.

Mine does too... it's kind of annoying, but hey... what can ya do.

Ask Apple to add a feature where the superdrive/combodrive remembers whether a disk was inserted before the computer went to sleep?

Yeah, my 12" PowerBook does the same thing.

I suspect that the drive is actualy powered down completely and it is just doing a power on self test when the computer wakes up.

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Message #5 - Posted 2003/11/09 - slavins

Previously, David Steuber wrote:

Kevin <nomail@nospam.invalid> writes:

JeffS87 wrote:

2 noises each about a second each.

Mine does too... it's kind of annoying, but hey... what can ya do.

Ask Apple to add a feature where the superdrive/combodrive remembers whether a disk was inserted before the computer went to sleep?

And what happens if someone slides one in while it's asleep ? No, as well as checking to see if there's one there it's also checking the mechanism that moves the laser. It's working correctly. Don't worry about it.

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