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Apple Notebooks Apple's notebook computers including MacBook Pro, MacBook, MacBook Air, PowerBook, and iBook.

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Hi Guys,

Wonder if anyone can help with a problem I have been having with my Mac Book Super Drive, It will only read about 10% of my discs and it is really starting to really annoy me!

It wont read music cds (originals), trying to setup boot camp, it wont read my XP Disc (original) it is really annoying because it used to read every single disc I had.

Can anyone help with this problem and maybe tell me how to fix it?

Thankyou in advance!

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Also what Macbook is this? Year? Specs?

It sounds like maybe your drive is dying.
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its from early 2008 according to Apple...

Running OSX 10.5.8

Hardware Overview:

Model Name: MacBook
Model Identifier: MacBook4,1
Processor Name: Intel Core 2 Duo
Processor Speed: 2.4 GHz
Number Of Processors: 1
Total Number Of Cores: 2
L2 Cache: 3 MB
Memory: 2 GB
Bus Speed: 800 MHz
Boot ROM Version: MB41.00C1.B00
SMC Version (system): 1.31f0
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Could be:

1) Overheating

2) Dirty lens -- seriously, pop a CD cleaner into that thing like a dozen times, even if the MacBook doesn't recognize it. Worked like a charm for me.
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