CD drive failing?

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by JDN, Jun 18, 2007.

  1. JDN macrumors 6502a

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    I have a 2.0Ghz MBP CD and up until now it has been nothing but perfect. Recently i was ripping some CD's to iTunes and they started going wrong. The first time the ripping got stuck on the last track of the CD and just stood there until iTunes went unresponsive. I forced quit, ejected the CD and put a new one in. Then the CD ripping got stuck half way through and i repeated, force quit eject CD and put a new one in. Ripping again stuck half way through.

    Im not sure if this is a software OSX/iTunes problem or a CD drive problem.

    Can anyone provide some advice before i start calling Apple and sending my MBP in?
     
  2. mad jew Moderator emeritus

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    Is error correction turned on in the Advanced pane of iTunes Preferences? If you manually drag the tracks from the CD to the Desktop in Finder, do you get the same hassles? :)
     
  3. bozigle macrumors regular

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    Honestly, i don't know what we are doing with our burners/superdrive
    About 6 or 8 months back i send a post about cd's protection.
    I had problem to scam my cd and noise was wasting the whole music.
    Little bit later it turned out to be a superdrive problem (of course cd protection doesn't affect mac) and it also stop burning anything usable.
    I solve the problem by buying a external superdrive but i kept an eye on the same problem. It is amazing the number of mini and imac (i don't check that often laptop and pro) that are reporting the same problem.
    Could it be that Apple had taken a bit too cheap component???

    Ok for their defence, yesterday my external burner wasted 3 dvds before i managed to finaly burn my slideshow... with the internal superdrive (the same that bothered me 6 month ago... and that i didn't change yet)

    bozigle
     
  4. JDN thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    @ Mad Jew: Error correction is turned on. When i drag and dropped files from the CD in finder to the desktop it did a few tracks and then came up with an error message: "The finder cannot complete the operation because some data in (track name) could not be read or written. Error code - 36."

    I trashed the copied files and tried again, it stopped on a different track with the same message and error. Trashed and tried again, same thing happened but again on a different track.

    My MBP has been flawless until now! :(

    If this helps, my superdrive is a: MATSHITA DVD-R Uj-857
     
  5. Wolfpup macrumors 68030

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    The only two likely possibilities I can think of are that it's not a true CD (it has copy protection garbage on it-unfortunatly you need to double check CDs very carefully before buying them). Or else it's just the MATSHITA drive failing.

    In my experience, that brand is trash, and I wish Apple would quit using them. Any I've used regularly has died a slow death-it slows down or gives weird errors before getting to the point where it's effectively worthless. I wish the whole industry would quit supporting them.
     
  6. JDN thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    If i bought a Lacie d2 external DVD±RW double layer drive i'll be able to use it as the primary drive for the laptop won't i?

    Ill call apple and see what they say, i shouldn't have to buy a new DVD drive, but i can't be without my laptop at all really, i have a research dissertation to do!!
     
  7. mad jew Moderator emeritus

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    Well at least that means it's not iTunes having the problem.



    An external drive should work just fine. Once you have time, take it back to Apple though. :)
     
  8. andysad macrumors newbie

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    i have had a complete horror story with my macbook and its superdrive.

    i bought my macbook last august. after a few months, the superdrive starting burning and importing at abnormally slow speeds (according to the geniuses at the genius bar, 7x is the absolute minimum it should go for importing). usually it would get stuck on songs on cds with the smallest, trivial scratches on them (a problem i have read about in other threads on this board).

    anyway, they replaced the drive. i got home excited, and tried to import a cd the minute i got home, and the same problem happened. furious, i immediately returned to the applestore, where my drive continued to have problems. the genius fiddled with a thing or two and said to restart. unfortunately, my macbook never woke up. :(
    not a problem, the computer was new with little to no data on it. they gave me a new computer.

    i have had this computer for about 6 months now. a few days ago, the drive stopped burning cds. i would try to burn a playlist in itunes and the burn time would go up and up and up (instead of down!) and then the computer would spit out the cd with a pop-up error saying the device is ****ed.

    i brought my computer in, they saw the problem, ordered a new superdrive. i picked up my computer today from the store, and came home to find that the superdrive in this computer is exhibiting the same symptoms as the one before it.

    tomorrow i am going to the apple store to get SUPER DRIVE #5.

    FIVE SUPERDRIVES.

    i am sick of this. all I want to do is check my email, type the occasional word document, and burn cds, and these "computers" keep ****ing up.

    my parents have a $200 desktop pc they got at bestbuy which has had less glitches than this macbook.

    i feel as though i have been very patient through this absurd sequence of events, but i am praying PRAYING PRAYING that they recall these awful superdrives.

    for a company with such a pretentious ad campaign, you would expect better quality.

    all things aside, i love my ipod mini!
     
  9. andysad macrumors newbie

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    i should ask lou bega if i can borrow the rights to mambo #5 and make my own "superdrive #5" rendition.
     
  10. greenday123 macrumors 6502

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    hmmm seems like matshita drives suck. Although ive had mine since christmas, and i have a MATSHITA DVD-R UJ-857D. Ive had no problems at all. Although, mine has the D at the end, so im guessing its a Revision D?
     
  11. Wolfpup macrumors 68030

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    That's what I was going to say. Apple seems to use a lot of Matshita drives, and they're absolute garbage. Always have been. If you own one, it will die on you.

    I have no idea why ANY company would still use this company's products.
     
  12. xyian macrumors 6502

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    Is there any other brand that works in place of Mashita? My SD in my iMac is failing and I'd love to replace it but I don't want to hassle with an external. I'd rather find an internal option. Are the drives they have at OWC Mashita as well?
     

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