11 Replies Latest reply: Dec 19, 2012 12:14 AM by clintonfrombirmingham
Jerdopler Level 1 Level 1

Hello,

 

after a superdrive replacement at Genius Bar, this one is doing noise at start and when Macbook Pro 5,1 exits from sleep.

I check the firmware version and it's KA19.

I try to applicate the Superdrive Firmware Update 3.0 that i had from an old time machine bakcup (because i can't install it from this link : http://support.apple.com/kb/DL975 ) but it's annoucing that the Firmware is already applied (i did it 2 years ago with the old superdrive).

My system version is 10.7.3

 

What can i do and how i can apply this update to suppress this noise ?

 

 

Thank you for your requests and sorry for the english i'm french !


MacBook Pro (15-inch Late 2008), Mac OS X (10.7.3)
  • Shootist007 Level 6 Level 6

    Mine makes a sound when first turned on. I think it is checking to see if there is a disc in the drive. If it is loud and or not what it use to be take it back the G Bar and show them.

  • OGELTHORPE Level 8 Level 8

    Mine makes a noise when turned on (same as what Shootist007 says) and when it is turned on from sleep.  This is a normal function where the OS is conducting a hardware check, the optical drive being one component of this process.  You will not get rid of this noise.

     

    If you feel that it is excessive or too loud, you may go and have it checked out.  I suspect though that your MBP will get a clean bill of health in this respect.

     

    Ciao.

  • Jerdopler Level 1 Level 1

    Thanks for request but before the replacement it doesn't make noise when it's turn on from sleep. On the apple support it's write that the firmware update is for Macbook Pro with superdrive firmware name KA19 (http://support.apple.com/kb/HT3744?viewlocale=en_US) and it's my case but i can't install this update.

     

    It's not very important but i want to know if you have a tip without going to the Genius Bar again

  • Shootist007 Level 6 Level 6

    It always came on whether from a Cold boot or from waking from sleep. It is the system checking the drive. You may of not heard it before but it was happening. Just changing the drive would not change the normal function of the computer.

  • Jerdopler Level 1 Level 1

    Ok i'm a lazy boy but this post forced to not be.

     

    At the end of this page http://support.apple.com/kb/HT3744?viewlocale=en_US there is a link if you cannot install this upadte. It recommends to reinstall the system with the original CD. That's what i did and after a 10.5.8 combo install, the software update has Superdrive Update 3.0 and i can install it and it works !!

     

    Thanks for your help, my problem is solved !!!

  • Lexiepex Level 6 Level 6
    expertise.macosx
    Mac OS X

    The update is already installed, but this not the cause and will not change it. The drive is checking if there is a disk in it. Follow shootists advice.

  • New2macH8pc Level 1 Level 1

    Hi guys, I recently purchased a new MacBook pro (2012) model and had it exchanged twice as I was also experience super drive noise when I started up my laptop. After going through to MacBooks with the same issue, Its probably conclusive that it is just the superdrive configuring itself. It may be an issue if it happens when coming out of sleep as I have only experienced it for a split second when pressing the start button.

  • fvil Level 1 Level 1

    "It always came on whether from a Cold boot or from waking from sleep. It is the system checking the drive. You may of not heard it before but it was happening. Just changing the drive would not change the normal function of the computer."

     

    Sorry to say that but it's not true.

    I have a mi-2012 MacBook Pro and during 4 months, it never did the noise when waking from sleep.

    Now it does this check when it's waking from a long sleep and i hate this mecanic noise from my silent MacBook

     

    I would love to disable Superdrive completely because i don't use it at all but nobody has helped me doing this ..

     

    If somebody knows how to prevent this behaviour and go back like before, or to completely stop SuperDrive, i would be happy ..          

  • clintonfrombirmingham Level 7 Level 7
    expertise.macosx
    Mac OS X

    You could always just take it out if you don't use it - would lighten your load a bit.

     

    I know of no way to 'disable' the SuperDrive other than just getting rid of it.

     

    Clinton

  • fvil Level 1 Level 1

    is there an easy way to only disconnect it instead of totally remove it ?

     

    and if i want to remove it, will it leave a big hole in the body of the cmputer ?     

  • clintonfrombirmingham Level 7 Level 7
    expertise.macosx
    Mac OS X

    You can just disconnect the power and SATA cables.

     

    You could, if you like, use a Data Doubler from OWC and put another hard drive in the 'hole'.

     

    Clinton