SuperDrive Acting Up

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by dylan, Feb 12, 2006.

  1. dylan macrumors 6502

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    Well lately my superdrive has been very flaky. I started when I couldn't read a photo CD from my grocery store then I bought a DVD RW and it burnt once but now it just spits it out. Now it just spat out a CD from my friend. All of these CD's have worked on my Windows PC. Is this a mac problem or just a bad superdrive?
     
  2. mad jew Moderator emeritus

    mad jew

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    I guess there isn't another Mac to test these on? I find the best first step for troubleshooting a bad optical drive is to reset the PRAM. Next step, I head to the shops to buy a CD-cleaner. :)
     
  3. jadekitty24 macrumors 65816

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    A buddy of mine asked me over to see what was wrong with his Mac-turns out he was trying to use beer-splattered cds. Thats a surefire way to kill your drive. Make sure they are clean.
     
  4. dylan thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Thanks for the replies!

    I reset the pram a couple months ago but i'll try again.

    The disc was completely clean. It even said it works on Mac's... well sort of: "If you are using MAC OS insert disc and open IPics..." :rolleyes:

    I wish I had another Mac to test it on...
     

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