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DVD-ROM very noisy when reading disc

By powerapple
Dec 8, 2010
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  1. Hello,

    I went out to purchase an ACER Aspire 5551G laptop today (it was just so damned cheap), and all was going well, until I tried to install some programs.

    The Rom was insanely loud, it was literally vibrating my whole desk. At first I thought it was the CD Tray being loose but it does not look like that is the case.

    I am assuming the alternate possibility that it is just running too fast, so I would like to ask for solutions to this problem.

    The optical drive I have currently is, Matshita DVD-ROM UK890AS.

    Thank you in advance.

    powerapple
     
  2. powerapple

    powerapple TS Rookie Topic Starter

    infact, i think the tray is loose...
     
  3. mailpup

    mailpup TS Special Forces Posts: 8,457   +228

    Does it do the same thing with any CD or DVD? The laptop is under warranty so if you believe the DVD drive to be the problem, take it back for repair or replacement (whatever their policy is).
     
  4. ravisunny2

    ravisunny2 TS Ambassador Posts: 2,057   +8

    if you have this problem with more than one cd/dvd, get it fixed fast.

    Don't want an explosion.
     
  5. powerapple

    powerapple TS Rookie Topic Starter

    okay, so I was trying out various DVDs CDs to make sure its the tray problem.

    onli Starcraft 2 creates the massive droning sound. everyother disc is relatively quiet.
     
  6. Leeky

    Leeky TS Evangelist Posts: 4,378   +98

    That sounds to me like its struggling to read the disc, especially if others are fine. I'm saying that is your problem, but it would seem a likely thought given your comments directly above.
     
  7. gwailo247

    gwailo247 TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 2,105   +18

    I get that once in a while with some of the disks that come with hardware. Cheap disks?
     
  8. captaincranky

    captaincranky TechSpot Addict Posts: 10,823   +922

    It's just as likely that this one particular disc is either warped, or out of balance
     
  9. ravisunny2

    ravisunny2 TS Ambassador Posts: 2,057   +8

    Don't use that disk, brother.
     


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