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Every time I put a CD into my MacBook Pro or eject a disc from it, it makes a noise like as if it is spoilt. Is there a way to change this noise?

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By sounding like it's spoilt do you mean whingeing and demanding sweets? –  Majenko Apr 30 '11 at 12:30

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The noise you describe is completely normal. Every slot-in drive makes some noise as it pulls in or ejects the disk.

You should also hear some noise from the drive when you start your MacBook or wake it from sleep. This is absolutely normal too.

And no, you can't change that noise.


Apple resources

From Apple Support (emphasis mine):

You may notice your optical disc drive makes various sounds even if a CD or DVD isn't in the drive. The noises you might hear from the optical drive are probably normal. There is a small motor in the drive that spins discs.

Sample sounds

Here are some sample sounds that show you what the drive can sound like (AIFF files).

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+1 for the amazing sound samples! –  Daniel Beck Apr 30 '11 at 12:40
    
@Daniel I have to confess they're not from me but I think they come in quite useful here ;) –  slhck Apr 30 '11 at 12:41
    
I would have been surprised if they were, given the URLs ;) –  Daniel Beck Apr 30 '11 at 14:23

No. You'll have to deal with the "spoilt" sound.

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dang it spoils all the sleekness of macbook pro –  Pacerier May 1 '11 at 0:16

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