burning / reading

Discussion in 'MacBook' started by Yakker, Jul 8, 2012.

  1. Yakker macrumors newbie

    Jul 8, 2012

    My MacBook ('07, running Snow Lepoard) won't read copies of my legitimately ripped and burned (I own the discs and copy in case of damage or the failure of a friend to return the original I loan). It doesn't matter what drive I use (internal or external). I never had a problem before Leopard came along.

    I use "MacTheRipper" to rip the discs. Frequently it won't "see" the disc or report an error

    At this point, neither will the Mac read the discs that used to work, attempts to burn invariably fail. What gives? How do I fix it?

    Thanks for your time,

  2. blueroom macrumors 603


    Feb 15, 2009
    Toronto, Canada
    Superdrives do give up the ghost, I've been through two on two different Macs. They're crazy expensive to replace $200 and you'd probably be better off using an external USB drive.
  3. InuNacho macrumors 65816


    Apr 24, 2008
    In that one place
    It's a pain in the butt to replace the internal superdrive and the screws are prone to stripping. Just grab an external one like Yakker suggested.

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