Super-d-d-d-drive

Discussion in 'Mac Pro' started by robert-a-hudson, Apr 27, 2006.

  1. robert-a-hudson macrumors regular

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    My superdrive seems to kind-of, clunk a bit when i burn a dvd (-rw, only disc i have with me at the moment), reading is fine (noisy but no clunks). Just wondering, is clunking normal, I have no idea, what with this being my first laptop, whether this is normal for such a tiny cd drive. I only know that my PCs dvd writers dont make a clunky noise, they are loud, but no clunks.
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    So in short, any other mbp users got a clunky superdrive whilst burning a dvd (or cd)? Is this normal?

    TIA
     
  2. robert-a-hudson thread starter macrumors regular

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    curiously enough, it toasted that disc.

    gave me the following error:
    Burning the disc failed because communication to the disc drive failed. Error Code 0x80020022

    how do i find out what the error code means? is it disc related or otherwise?
     
  3. yellow Moderator emeritus

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    Unless something major has changed in the SuperDrive architecture (highly unlikely), then clunking is NOT normal.. And the error you got.. well there's 1 more troubleshooting step to maybe try before calling Apple for warranty work, and that's trying different media. Or, just take it into a Certified Apple Repair center.
     
  4. Josias macrumors 68000

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    Oh yeah, try burning a CD first (both -RW and -R).
     
  5. robert-a-hudson thread starter macrumors regular

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    I managed to find a DVD+R disc, and that worked okay, took a complete age tho, and raised the temp by 5 degrees C (40-->45!) according to the temperature monitor widget. It then erased my old dvd-rw, which is now a 1.1TB disc according to DiscUtility (who needs blueray!)!!!!

    I'll "borrow" one of my housemates cd-r's and see if that clunks too, or if it takes stupidly long!

    Looks like i may be returning it due to my numlock led issue anyways, spose this'll give me more backing to get a new mbp, not a repair....but then, can i get it upped to a 17" if i do that....decisions decisions!
     
  6. robert-a-hudson thread starter macrumors regular

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    dont have a cdrw about.... a cdr will have to do!

    CD works, must have been a bum dvd-rw.

    Anyway, looks like the mbp's off due to the numlock led :-(
     

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