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    I think I need new internal cd/dvd drive.....
    Cd's don't burn right anymore - last 2 or 3 cuts tend to skip... could barely load Leopard from cd-ROM w/out it failing... now cannot burn a disk image to dvd - get error each time about laser power insufficient for the drive.

    What should I do? Does Apple replace these drives? (iMac early 2006 20"). Wonder how much $ to replace or repair?

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    Quote Originally Posted by farmcock View Post
    Cd's don't burn right anymore - last 2 or 3 cuts tend to skip... could barely load Leopard from cd-ROM w/out it failing... now cannot burn a disk image to dvd - get error each time about laser power insufficient for the drive.

    What should I do? Does Apple replace these drives? (iMac early 2006 20"). Wonder how much $ to replace or repair?
    Have you tried ebay? Buying the drive from Apple, if they will just sell you one is not going to be cheap!
    Experienced computer user, applications programmer and component level service engineer but came to the Apple platform with intro of intel!. Pro-photographer and director of electronics company.

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    Buy a drive from a dealer on say ebay - Pioneer DVR-115 DL 20X superdive here in Australia are about $30.00, cheap as chips.

    Do it yourself and go to the first link on this Googl;e page from Apple:-

    http://www.google.com.au/search?q=20...ient=firefox-a

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    Quote Originally Posted by harryb2448 View Post
    Buy a drive from a dealer on say ebay - Pioneer DVR-115 DL 20X superdive here in Australia are about $30.00, cheap as chips.

    Do it yourself and go to the first link on this Googl;e page from Apple:-

    http://www.google.com.au/search?q=20...ient=firefox-a
    It is an iMac so it is going to be a laptop type slim drive not a full sized drive!
    Experienced computer user, applications programmer and component level service engineer but came to the Apple platform with intro of intel!. Pro-photographer and director of electronics company.

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