Model A1181: 1.83, 2, 2.1, 2.13, 2.16, 2.2, or 2.4 GHz Core 2 Duo processor

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Weird noise in optical drive during boot

Hi there.

I own a MacBook "Core 2 Duo" Mid-2007 and I've noticed that when I boot the laptop, the optical drive makes some strange noises.

I've disassembly the drive to see what component makes that noise.

I don't know if it is regular or not, so I've recorded a couple of videos to show you guys how it sounds and in the case it's not regular try to fix it.

There they go:

Video 1

Video 2

Thanks in advanced.

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Ok, thank you guys.

The previous owner told me that it didn't sound like that before, so I figured that something was going wrong, but if it is the usual sound... perfect.

Thanks again.


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Normal start up sound for that model. Replace when it fails to work.

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difficult to say since the the audio in the video could be amplified.

Every macbook from that type makes an optical drive noise when booting. If the optical drive works correctly you should have no worries about it.

Best regeards,

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