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  1. #1

    Member Since
    Oct 12, 2007
    CD Drive problems :(
    Well i got my Macbook last November, so my warranty is nearly up that's why I wanna get this sorted.

    About 3 weeks ago it decided to stop reading / writing to blank dvd's and cds. It wouldn't even read ones that I had already made and worked all along. It just sits spinning and groaning for about a minute then spits them out again.

    Occasionally however it will read these discs? like maybe once in every 5 tries. And for some reason certain brands still work okay whereas others won't... I'm a bit confused! And I'm worried that if I have to send the laptop to Mac for repair, the CDs will work fine, as the fault is intermittent!?

    Any solutions to my problem??

    Thanks , Kyle

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    Member Since
    Dec 20, 2006
    Lake Mary, Florida
    15" MBP, Core i7/2GHz, 8GB RAM, 480GB Crucial M500 SSD
    Sounds like a failed drive to me. Perhaps you can take it to an Apple store and demo it for them, rather than just sending it to a depot. Either way, I would strongly recommend you make a record of this problem with Apple so that it can be covered within the warranty.
    Liquid and computers don't mix. It might seem simple, but we see an incredible amount of people post here about spills. Keep drinks and other liquids away from your expensive electronics!

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    Dec 24, 2002
    Los Angeles, California
    2 x 3.0GHz Quad-Core, 6GB OS X 10.6.8 | 15in MacBook Pro 2.2GHz OS X 10.6.8 | 64GB iPad 2 WiFi
    I would also think about getting AppleCare before your warantty expires.
    Life isn't about waiting for the storm to pass, It's about learning to dance in the rain!

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    Quiara's Avatar
    Member Since
    Sep 22, 2007
    2.4GHz aluminum unibody, 250 GB HD, 2GB RAM
    I'd second that. I've had AppleCare on every Mac I've ever had and it's always paid for itself.

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    Member Since
    Jun 29, 2006
    White Macbook, 1.83 ghz, 512 mb RAM, 60 gb HD
    Man, I really wish I would've down this, cause my optical drive decided to stop working just after my computer was out of warranty. Is there anything else I can do at this point now that I'm out of warranty? I don't wanna have to pay $300 just to get a new drive, that's ridiculous.

  6. #6

    Member Since
    Dec 14, 2007
    CD woes and external drive option?
    My drive is acting exactly like yours. My warranty expired in July and should have gotten it fixed then. I am thinking about an external drive because of cost and repair time. Some have suggested firewire connections but most are USB. Any suggestions?

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