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    Super Drive - Problems playing DVD's
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    Angry Super Drive - Problems playing DVD's
    Hi,

    My MPB is really starting to wind me up now....

    About 99% of the time I put in a DVD to watch a movie, you hear the drive boot up, it makes a few whirring sounds, then ejects the disc....

    It does this with discs that have worked previously to now.

    It has no problems burning DVDs, it just seems to kick up a stink when you try to watch a film.

    What do I need to do... really annoying me now... as you can imagine...

    Cheers,

    Ben
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    Super Drive - Problems playing DVD's
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    I'd say it's pretty obvious that something is wrong with the optical drive. You could try giving it a shot or two (JUST a shot or two!) of compressed air, otherwise you'll need to fix/replace the optical drive.

    I use an external (firewire) superdrive when my laptop is home for exactly this reason -- my original built-in optical works fine, and I want to keep it that way.

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    Super Drive - Problems playing DVD's
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    Quote Originally Posted by chas_m View Post
    I'd say it's pretty obvious that something is wrong with the optical drive. You could try giving it a shot or two (JUST a shot or two!) of compressed air, otherwise you'll need to fix/replace the optical drive.

    I use an external (firewire) superdrive when my laptop is home for exactly this reason -- my original built-in optical works fine, and I want to keep it that way.
    laaaaaaame.

    Cheers for your input.

    Ben
    mr.Ben

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