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Theo Vavas 09-30-2012 07:03 AM

Dysfunctional DVD Superdrive MacBook Pro
Dysfunctional (almost dead) DVD Superdrive MacBook Pro

My Macbook Pro Super Drive is no longer accepting most DVD's & CD's, the same ones that it used to. It will now only read original software & other DVD's & CD's & it will read DVD cleaners, but everything else it just kicks out. All of my saved work burned on my iBook G-4 DVD's & CD's are ejected & a few data CD's that it does mount it lists them as blanks, even though they were previously burned on the same machine & some on the iBook G-4.
My iBook G-4 reads & writes on all the discs that my MacBook Pro rejects.
I have tried compressed air, disc cleaners & clean OS re-installs, all to no avail. HELP, PEASE.

Mac Os X v. 10.6.8 Snow Leopard (with all updates)
Serial ATA: 750GB HD (TOSHIBA MK7559GSXP )
Hardware Overview:
Model Name: MacBook Pro
Model Identifier: MacBookPro2,2
Processor Name: Intel Core 2 Duo
Processor Speed: 2.16 GHz
Number Of Processors: 1
Total Number Of Cores: 2
L2 Cache: 4 MB
Memory: 3 GB
Bus Speed: 667 MHz
Boot ROM Version: MBP22.00A5.B07
SMC Version (system): 1.12f5
Serial Number (system): W86444NLW0G
Hardware UUID: 00000000-0000-1000-8000-0017F2C3A870
Sudden Motion Sensor: State: Enabled
ATA Bus:
MAT****ADVD-R UJ-857D:
Model: MAT****ADVD-R UJ-857D
Revision: KCV9
Serial Number: N/A
Detachable Drive: No
Protocol: ATAPI
Unit Number: 0
Socket Type: Internal
Low Power Polling: Yes
Power Off: Yes

In Disc Burning:
MAT****A DVD-R UJ-857D:
Firmware Revision: KCV9
Interconnect: ATAPI
Burn Support: Yes (Apple Shipping Drive)
Cache: 2048 KB
Reads DVD: Yes
CD-Write: -R, -RW
DVD-Write: -R, -RW, +R, +R DL, +RW
Write Strategies: CD-TAO, CD-SAO, DVD-DAO
In Preference Panes:
CDs & DVDs:
Version: 1.6
Supported By: Apple
Visible: Yes
Location: /System/Library/PreferencePanes/DigiHubDiscs.prefPane

__________________________________________________ ____
In System Software In Frameworks:
Version: 4.1.2
Last Modified: 2/12/12 12:09 PM
Kind: Universal
64-Bit (Intel): No
Location: /System/Library/PrivateFrameworks/DVD.framework
Private: Yes

Version: 5.4.2
Last Modified: 2/12/12 12:54 PM
Kind: Universal
64-Bit (Intel): Yes
Get Info String: DVDPlayback Framework
Location: /System/Library/Frameworks/DVDPlayback.framework
Private: No
__________________________________________________ _________________
In DVD Info X 3 :
Vendor: MAT****A
Model: DVD-R UJ-857D
Firmware: KCV9
Status: RPC-2 (region locked)
Region: 1
Changes left: 4 Vendor resets left: 4

bobtomay 09-30-2012 07:54 AM

Sounds like it's time to replace the drive or get an external burner.

cwa107 09-30-2012 08:45 AM


Originally Posted by bobtomay (Post 1453849)
Sounds like it's time to replace the drive or get an external burner.

I agree with this assessment.

Quite honestly, slimline, slot-loading drives have never been all that robust. Fortunately, replacing it shouldn't be too difficult, but a cheap USB external would probably be the better approach.

I use one like this for certain tasks I'd rather not stress my internal drive with.

Theo Vavas 09-30-2012 10:40 AM

I have purchased a new IMB external usb DVD burner but my MacBook Pro does not recognize it & will not even mount it.

cwa107 09-30-2012 10:42 AM


Originally Posted by Theo Vavas (Post 1453906)
I have purchased a jew IMB external usb DVD burner but my MacBook Pro does not recognize it & will not even mount it.

Does the drive have a dual-USB connector?

Theo Vavas 09-30-2012 03:46 PM

It has only one usb connector & one power connector.

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