Great.... Superdrive not reading blank dvds anymore!

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by thebeephaha, Feb 25, 2007.

  1. thebeephaha macrumors 6502

    thebeephaha

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    *Sigh*

    7 months with my MBP with no major issues at all. Then the hard drive died, now a month later I am experiencing the dreaded issues with the Matshita (emphasis between the "mat" and "a") UJ-857 superdrive... :rolleyes:

    Hmm, I wonder if the latest revisions of this drive, the 6x version in the 15" C2D MBP is any better. :confused:

    Thoughts?
     
  2. Fearless Leader macrumors 68020

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    wow sounds like you got a lemon that took some time to ripen. I have had issues with my drive in MBP reading disks that were slightly less than perfect and now my battery is going funny.
     
  3. thebeephaha thread starter macrumors 6502

    thebeephaha

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    Hmm.... Well from what I can tell this is by no means an isolated incident. However, I would have hoped for an easy solution by now. The 15" MacBook Pro has only been out for what.. like a year now?

    Would it be so hard for them (Apple or Matshita) to write updated firmware for the drive? Or at least acknowledge the issue? I still have a few months left of my original warranty and am going to buy the extended soon, so I'm not worried about the money or anything it's more the downtime. Although when I had my hard drive replaced, had the computer not been covered it would have been almost $500! Apple charges $350 for the Seagate Momentus 7200rpm 100GB drive and $135 for labor, oh and tax and such... Outrageous!

    I have a backup computer for sure but its not the same, all my files are on this one, I can't take the other with me to school and work etc. blah blah. I'm just getting fussy now.

    Isn't there something about three repairs = a free new computer as a replacement? Cause if thats the case I will have the computer repaired for the warped case then take it back for the DVD burner for the third repair. :D
     

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