Superdrive replacement - how long does it take?

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by Tymmz, Jan 14, 2007.

  1. Tymmz macrumors 65816


    Jan 6, 2005
    The Superdrive in my PB needs to be repaired/replaced.

    I was wondering how long it will take.

    Does anyone know?



  2. lucius macrumors member

    Jun 19, 2003
    Atherton, Manchester
    I brought mine in, thinking it would be a warranty job (turned out not to be). They quoted me 7-10 days (in a UK Apple store). If you go to an independent Apple reseller it might be a different timescale.
  3. iW00t macrumors 68040


    Nov 7, 2006
    Defenders of Apple Guild
  4. zendoki macrumors newbie

    Jan 15, 2007
    Optical Drive Problems


    I got my MacBook in November and when inporting CD's it was extremely noisy and stalled on several occasions. I took it to an authorised repairer and he replaced the drive which took about a week. When I got it back it was quiet but after a while I've noticed that I still have the same importing issues wherebye it stalls during the import. Since I use my MB to DJ this is hardly ideal.

    Important bit - this is a problem with the Optical Drives and Mac know about it but won't admit it. If they replace your drive with a Matshita UJ 857 then you will still have the same problems. I explained to Mac Technical Support that I already had a replacement drive and that it was a problem aswell and that I now wanted either a completely new machine (Core 2 Duo) or a refund. They offered a refund or a like for like machine without even looking at it (hence I know they know there is a problem).

    I am getting a full refund. I will go back to my G4 PB and either order a new MB as the prices have come down or wait until I know there isn't a problem.

    I've read rerports of other people on their third or fourth machine so don't go there - look at your options and be tough with Apple. They made record profits last year.


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