2 Replies Latest reply: Dec 7, 2010 12:52 PM by Thumbnut
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Hi, I am experiencing a problem with my Macbook's optical drive (model number A1278).

The CD drive rattles whilst a CD is loading, and stops intermittently but starts up again every time the CD spins more(?). It sounds like a metallic rattle, like something very small is loose in the drive. I can also hear the noise if I tilt the Macbook from side to side. I've opened up the back and cleaned out any obvious debris/dust from the outside of the drive but this hasn't helped.

Any advice? Is there any way to check inside the CD drive without destroying it!?

Thanks for any help you can offer.

A1278, Mac OS X (10.5.8)