noisy cd player

  rosie 09:06 16 Jul 2005

I have a fairly new pc running Windows XP Home. It's fitted with a CD player: NEC DVD RW standard CD Rom drive. When I play music it makes a lot more noise than my previous drive. Is there anything I can do to minimise this?

  Graham ® 09:10 16 Jul 2005

Is the noise from the speakers or the player?

  rosie 09:19 16 Jul 2005

It's from the player. I have a new flat screen monitor with the speakers fitted in. I previously used twin speakers on the desk top.

  Graham ® 09:29 16 Jul 2005

My fault, I wasn't clear! Can you hear the noise from the machine, the noise of the disk spinning? Or is it coming from the speakers with the music?

  rosie 09:33 16 Jul 2005

As soon as I press *Play* the whirring sound begins the same moment the music begins playing. It's like the sound of a fan. Before I consult the technician who fitted this I wondered if a)it's due mainly to vibration, and b)if any vibration could be solved by standing the tower housing it on 'softer' material. It's standing on a hard surface at present.

  Graham ® 14:37 16 Jul 2005

Get the tech to investigate. Although some noise is inevitable with the high disk speeds, it should not be obvious above the music. Could be it is faulty.

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