noisey optical drive in mac book pro 13 inch

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in Genius Bar edited January 2014
When I power up my MBP 13 inch 2011 model why do hear my optical drive first make a noise and then hear my hard drive start up second? thanks

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  • Reply 1 of 6
    tallest skiltallest skil Posts: 43,399member
    Because that's how it works. It does that. Normal.
  • Reply 2 of 6
    marvfoxmarvfox Posts: 2,275member
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    Originally Posted by Tallest Skil View Post


    Because that's how it works. It does that. Normal.



    Thanks for this response.
  • Reply 3 of 6
    marvfoxmarvfox Posts: 2,275member
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by Tallest Skil View Post


    Because that's how it works. It does that. Normal.



    I checked out my computer today and the Apple Reseller said this was not normal making this noise. I left it there for further consultation.
  • Reply 4 of 6
    tontontonton Posts: 14,067
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    I checked out my computer today and the Apple Reseller said this was not normal making this noise. I left it there for further consultation.



    Hope you deleted the porn first...



    Me, I have lots of pictures of my wife , so I don't ever send a Mac in for servicing without swapping the hard drive first with one that has had a clean install and zeroed free space.



    Especially after the Edison Chen incident.
  • Reply 5 of 6
    tallest skiltallest skil Posts: 43,399member
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    Originally Posted by marvfox View Post


    I checked out my computer today and the Apple Reseller said this was not normal making this noise. I left it there for further consultation.



    Too bad. It is. That's how all Macs start up. They check for a disc in the ODD first, then they boot to the HDD. He didn't lie, he was just completely wrong.



    On SOME newer models, you can stop it from doing that. Not reliably, but sometimes.
  • Reply 6 of 6
    marvfoxmarvfox Posts: 2,275member
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by Tallest Skil View Post


    Too bad. It is. That's how all Macs start up. They check for a disc in the ODD first, then they boot to the HDD. He didn't lie, he was just completely wrong.



    On SOME newer models, you can stop it from doing that. Not reliably, but sometimes.



    Thanks for your honesty in this matter.
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