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Super Drive - Problems playing DVD's


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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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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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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.

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