Originally Posted by laffingbilly
rivvin, as far as the cd drive, mine is fairly loud at spin up as well. the problem is that they are flimsy...and the high speed rating will cause the vibrations and noises, b/c there isn't much there to dampen it. so long as the drive is not giving you read errors or record erros it is fine. if it is excessively causing vibrations, then i'd suggest getting it replaced.
Everything I've mentioned on this site is in excess. The hard drive clicking is too excessive and I'm at the point where I'm using my old laptop everyday. And, the cd drive is the worst. It's always making (the only way I can describe it) "clunk clunk clunk" noises when it's spins and winds down.
Since I can't seem to get rid of the problems I guess I will have to call them tomorrow. I'm just dreading having to put up with their service. Well, hope everything works out. I don't want this to stop me from buying future Dell products.