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Question: 2009 Mac Pro dvd drive seek ?

My Mac Pro 2009 has a DVD drive.

It make noise about every 20 minutes like the the computer is trying to search the DVD but there is no DVD installed.

I checked spotlight app but there is no way to exempt a search of DVD drive.


Is there any way to keep the computer from trying to access the DVD drive when I do not have anything put in it ?

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Mar 19, 2018 3:31 PM in response to alex7375 In response to alex7375

Hello Alex,

Thanks for reaching out to the Apple Support Communities. I understand you've had some trouble with the DVD drive on your Mac, and I have some information that may help.

In cases like this, it may help to reset your SMC (System Management Controller), which controls the different hardware systems in your Mac. Have a look at the article below to learn how.

How to reset the System Management Controller (SMC) on your Mac - Apple Support


If the behavior persists or you run into any trouble, please reach out again.
​Best Regards.

Mar 19, 2018 3:31 PM

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