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    karlos2000's Avatar
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    Oct 30, 2009
    An Englishman's home is his castle.
    Intel MacBookPro 15" Lion OS. iPad2, iPhone 4S, + 13" MacBook + eMac + G4, fanboy since 1985
    Cool Heads up on Lion Superdrive *fake* glitch, possibly
    I'm running an '08 Macbook Pro (2.53 processor, 4 gig memory) 15 inch.

    Upgraded to Lion last week. Loving it. However, straight after the update I noticed my superdrive wouldn't recognise (mount) CDs, though it would play DVDs just fine. I assumed that my drive was on the way out or maybe busted, as I did some forum trawling elsewhere and it seems there is evidence that this can sometimes happen (ie: the CD optics can fail but DVD optics carry on working).
    But, I thought this was somehow way too coincidental, as it was working fine before the Lion upgrade and only stopped working right after the update.

    So, I went into System preferences > CD & DVDs > and turned off the standard preferences I had selected, then went back in & turned them all back on again (same as my old settings) and the drive now works fine.

    Just a heads up that this "glitch" may not be a failing drive, but more likely a system upgrade bug that is easily cleared.
    If it at least saves *one* trip for *one* person to a Mac store, it's worth my time typing this.


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    Member Since
    Jul 31, 2011
    Thumbs up Worked for me
    Strange but its seemed to work for me too.

    Consider me the *one* person you've saved a trip to the Apple store

    Signed up especially to thank you and almost forgot.

    Cheers karlos2000!

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    Slydude's Avatar
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    Nov 15, 2009
    North Louisiana, USA
    2.8 GHz MacBook Pro 10.10.2, 8 GB mem, iPhone 6+
    Thanks for that heads up. Hopefully that will explain my problem. Doubt it though since mine pre-dates Lion.
    Sylvester Roque Former Contributing Editor About This Particular Macintosh

    "Got Time to breathe. You got time for music." Denver Pyle as Briscoe Darling

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    Member Since
    May 07, 2013
    Smile Super drive upgrade to Lion issue
    Hi Turning off the system preferences for CD/DVD worked for me too


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    May 19, 2009
    Waiting for a mate . . .
    21" iMac 2.9Ghz 16GB RAM & 13"MBP 2.9Ghz i7 8GB RAM 10.10.3, iPhone5 & iPad Air 2 iOS 8.3, ATV3
    ^^^^ So happy a 2 yr old thread is still helping folk's out.
    Glad it helped you Kyle
    Dont forget to use the Reputation System if someone has helped you out !!!
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