superdrive scratching discs.

Discussion in 'Mac Pro' started by sfdarwin, Jun 26, 2006.

  1. sfdarwin macrumors newbie

    Joined:
    Apr 5, 2006
    #1
    Hi,
    The superdrive on my macbook scratches the discs with any movement.
    For example, if i'm watching a dvd on my lap and slightly move the computer off-level, i hear a buzzing sound and scratches a ring around the disc.
    Does anyone else have this problem? I don't want to send it back to apple for repair and get it back unchanged because they say it's "within spec"
    Thanks for your help!
     
  2. Storrow macrumors regular

    Joined:
    May 25, 2006
    #2
    i had the exact same thing happen with mine. When it happened I took it to apple and they gave me a new blackbook. But I did notice it happened with this new one as well. I've never seen it happen with any kind of DVD just non dvd cds I have no idea if this is normal.

    sfdarwin does it scratch all your disks?
     
  3. sfdarwin thread starter macrumors newbie

    Joined:
    Apr 5, 2006
    #3
    yeah... it scratched my retail dvd's and cd's...
    sorry to hear your new superdrive does the same.
     
  4. srg59 macrumors newbie

    Joined:
    Jul 1, 2006
    #4
    Yeah, the superdrive in my 15" MBP (2ghz) does the same thing.

    I'm interested to know if this is normal, or apple's idea of "normal". You know, kinda like how it was normal for my battery to die after 20 days.... :mad:
     
  5. erikistired macrumors 6502

    erikistired

    Joined:
    Apr 21, 2006
    Location:
    (770)
    #5
    i don't think it's normal. i haven't had it happen in my 12" g4 pb with a superdrive in it, but it might not be the same drive/manufacturer.
     
  6. YS2003 macrumors 68020

    YS2003

    Joined:
    Dec 24, 2004
    Location:
    Finally I have arrived.....
    #6
    Oh, boy. I thought MBP and MB's main problems were "only" excessive heat, mooing/excessive noise, and fit & finish (for MB). Now, this. I am definitely holding off buying intel Mac until I hear less of those problems. I hope Apple will fix those problems by early next year. Thank god, I have 3 of my Macs still under Applecare (15" PB---about 6 months, 12" PB---2 more years, 12" iBook---2.5 years).
     
  7. thegreatluke macrumors 6502a

    thegreatluke

    Joined:
    Dec 29, 2005
    Location:
    Earth
    #7
    I have heard a buzzing sound if I moved my MBP while it was in my lap or something and a CD was spinning inside it, but I didn't see any rings or scratches on the disk.

    I didn't look too carefully, though.
     
  8. YS2003 macrumors 68020

    YS2003

    Joined:
    Dec 24, 2004
    Location:
    Finally I have arrived.....
    #8
    Is this a common problem with MBP and MB? All of my Macs so far (G4 versios) have not shown this type of issue with optical drive. If my notebook computer sratches up my DVD movies and data DVD, I would be very upset.
     

Share This Page