Dead Superdrive...?! help please

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by kinsella93, Jun 16, 2006.

  1. kinsella93 macrumors member

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    I have a PB 1.5 w/ superdrive and it was working fine, and i restarted it and went to slip in Warcraft 3 and it wouldn't take the CD, tried a bunch of other cds/dvds and nothing is giving. I opened toast to see if my drive was still recognized and it says i have no drive?! please someone help. I bought my powerbook last september and have had ZERO problems with it.
     
  2. Fleetwood Mac macrumors 65816

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    Thats odd. I'm assuming you have restarted again since..? Have you dropped the machine recently? When you say it isn't "giving", do you mean that it's spitting out CDs you put inside?

    It might be something as simple as a loose connection.
     
  3. Johnny Rico macrumors 6502

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    Definitely reboot, but sounds like a bunk drive to me. The grab mechanism just doesn't take the disc right? Should be a quick drive replacement.
     
  4. kinsella93 thread starter macrumors member

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    After 3 reboots, my drive is up and running, one of the stranger things I've ever seen. My drive is working fine now.. should i be worried about this?
     
  5. kinsella93 thread starter macrumors member

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    Thats right it wouldn't take the disk, after the 3rd reboot, on startup there was a loud popping noise and it works again..
     
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  7. Fleetwood Mac macrumors 65816

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    Glad thats it working now. Something might have become stuck. Mind you, that isn't to say it can't happen again. I'd think twice before putting any valuable discs inside.
     
  8. psychspirit macrumors member

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    worked for me too

    This is what just happened to me today. Thanks to your post, I resolved it by restarting it. And wow, that IS a weird popping noise. I wonder if I should be worried about this. Maybe it's just a glitch that doesn't need fixing?:(
     
  9. Macmaniac macrumors 68040

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    Slot loading drives can be loud, and they can have a popping noise sometimes. However if it sounds like grinding it is probably eating ur disk. If you are under warranty and the problem occurs again just have the drive replaced.
     

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