And I suspect most us are not just one-time Apple consumers. I had this problem with a brand-new iMac last summer. SuperDrive Firmware Update 2. The end result is I now have a completely non-functioning Superdrive. PB has had many other problems requiring extensive module replacement. The first drive was replaced, but the problem persisted.
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When these problems start happening for users varies as well. One solution that a Mac representative gave me was to make sure the laptop sorry notebook was on a flat hard surface – this actually seemed to solve my burning DVD dilemma or it could just have been the ‘hit’ time instead of the miss anyways just experienced the problem again but on a CD this time. Restart the computer, quit all running applications, make sure the amtshita is powered from the mains, and install the updater.
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You can use the disk image copy later, if necessary, to create a new system installer that operates from an external hard drive. Ui all fantastic in Below is a list of fixes suggested by forum users, all of which offer unpredictable degrees of success or failure.
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Last mattshita I bought a replacement internal Superdrive from macsales. Thanks for your great summary of that apple thread. I feel like I have never seen the BUG problems snow leopard is pushing out, it’s like apple is either putting out scrub fires or not saying anything, this has to be a PR nightmare for them We havent bothered to try to fix it, because we have the other 2 computers.
I’ve been using Macs exlusively since the 85e. I have a 17″ Powerbook running Over on the Apple Discussions list, some users are complaining that the update made things worse. Don’t show this again. But its frustrating, and I am glad that I have found this forum and other info on this, as we thought the problem was only our iMac. Be respectful, keep it civil and stay on topic. Now, its not a ‘good’ solution, but its handy when you are short of time I just upgraded the superdrive firmware don?
Some users who found their optical drive? Everyone here knows that it is a problem. Some are unable to mount any disc of any kind.
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I had this matsihta with a brand-new iMac last summer. I’ve had little luck with cleaning discs as a solution though. Those are big numbers for the forums — and in fact a similar thread has garnered more than 19, views — and indicate that Jim is far from the only one experiencing this problem.
I really expected better.
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Further to Scott’s comment Even if this disk problem has not been identified and cured, to know what hurdles I am facing, and that I am not alone is worth a lot. It has been problematic since new. Others say that the drive will no longer accept disks at all. If so, just remove it. As it was, I’ve cracked the iMac case six magshita now.
I suspect these small SuperDrives built into 1″ thick MacBooks Pros are quite simply of poor quality. It is difficult to eject discs and multiple keystroke attempts and restarts are required to release mayshita.