View Full Version : Weird sound from Plextor CD-ROM

12-25-2000, 10:12 AM
Happy Holidays all!!!

I've got a weird problem here. I have a PowerTower Pro 225 with a UltraPlex 40x CD-ROM and recently, when it starts up it makes a slight grinding noise. This only happens when I start an app like Communicator and you can hear the drive spin up. That is what normally happens, you can hear it spin up but now there is a soft grinding noise. Should I worry?

12-25-2000, 02:30 PM
I try not to use CD-ROM drives... My Plextor 40x 50pin Ultra drive does kinda sound like a small vacuum. It rips MP3's at about 4 to 5x on my PTPro 500! http://macgurus.com/infopop/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif

Is there anything in the drive when you start the app? Maybe your mac is just checking to see if anything is in the drive?

12-25-2000, 06:35 PM
Hi there!

Well, yes, there is usually a CD inside the drive. I'm just thinking that something is going out of alignment. http://macgurus.com/infopop/emoticons/icon_frown.gif