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Intermittent dvd eject action on a Macbook

Is this normal? With no CD/DVD in the drive on my Macbook, it will randomly do an eject whirr. This occurs perhaps once every few hours.

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Most likely your optical drive is slowly but surely giving up.

Posted on Oct 02, 2009

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