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Laptop 'buzzing' cd drive...

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by Blackmesa, Oct 14, 2005.

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  1. Blackmesa

    Blackmesa Thread Starter

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    Hi,



    I have just bought a brand new Sony Vaio S3HP (good price, too), and so far, am very pleased with it.

    However, when I play some cd's, the drive/fan(Does this machine have two fans?), becomes quite noisy and makes a buzzing sound.

    This is only with a few select cd's, and most other cd's run smoothly.The discs are clean and in good condition.This is puzzling to say the least. Has anyone got any suggestions, or has anyone experienced the same problem?

    Cheers


    Rob
     
  2. Scorpion

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    Yup. Cd's can become noisy if the are slightly warped. Sometimes on my lappy, I can hear the disk 'scraping' the plastic case of the drive, because it is warped.

    Scorp.
     
  3. Blackmesa

    Blackmesa Thread Starter

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    Scorp,
    Thx for the reply!
    I don't think the cd's that i'm trying are warped, but i'm going to have a closer look.
    The cd's that are causing me problems, I may just rip and burn to cd and see what happens. Or, I may just go out and buy second copies to see how they perform! Will let you know...
    Cheers!
    Rob
     
  4. bonk

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    Yes you will find that some CD's will be noisy usually cheaper brands or sometimes 2 or 3 from the same tub.....not something to be concerned about unless they all become noisy
     
  5. Blackmesa

    Blackmesa Thread Starter

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    Cheers for the reply, Bonk.

    By 'cheaper brands', did you mean cdr's? It's just happening (so far) with proper cd's that i have bought.
     
  6. bonk

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    well I meant all types of CD's whether CD-r or whatever if the're cheap then the disk will of low quality.
    However if it persists get in-touch with seller and get it checked out.
     
  7. Rockn

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    Those small form factor CD-ROM's do tend to be noisy over time. Since a lot of them are removeable they are not secured very well in the main case and tend to buzz.
     
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