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    Feb 22, 2010
    21.5", 3.06 GHz intel Core 2 duo, ATI Radeon HD 4670 graphics with 256MB
    iMac disc drive
    Is it just me or does it seem like the disc drive in the iMac is cheap? It's loud and has a hard time reading discs, particularly if its warmed up from reading a disc already. What gives?

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    harryb2448's Avatar
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    Nov 28, 2007
    Nambucca Heads Australia
    iMac, i7 4GHz, 32GB memory, 1TB Blade Drive, OS X.13.4
    See many posts about failed optical drives in iMacs and MacBooks. Personally think it is a failure with the minaturization in the drives. Desktops seem to have much fewer optical drive problems.

    Do a search.
    Hang on to those original install discs like grim death! Using OS X.7 or later make a bootable USB thumb drive before running Installer!

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