CD drive not working (tried the normal fixes)

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by ndDesign, Dec 20, 2009.

  1. ndDesign macrumors newbie

    Dec 9, 2008
    I have a MBP, I bought it new one year ago and I'm using Leopard.

    This problem started a few days ago. When I put in a CD or DVD the drive rarely will act normally. Now it seems it won't work at all. It just makes a pulsating sound as if it can't spin the disk properly. Before, sometimes it would make more of a buzzing sound.

    To get it to stop making the pulsating sound I have to restart the computer and hold down the trackpad to eject the disk.

    Anyone have any ideas?

    Just trying to save the hour trip to the Apple Store.
  2. Artmuzz macrumors 6502

    Jun 17, 2008
    I regret to tell you that your superdrive has failed.

    The same thing happened to me this morning when I tried to burn DVDs on my brand new MacBook Pro and I had to take it back to PC World to get a replacement. I only bought my MacBook Pro last week:(

    I wonder if Apple stick cheap crap superdrives in their machines.:mad:

  3. greenboy macrumors newbie

    Aug 18, 2008
    Does the disc stay stuck if you don't eject it yourself or does it eject on its own after a while? If it is the latter, the laser may be dirty and may be remedied by getting a laser cleaner. Otherwise, there are some other things you can try like resetting the SMC and etc as listed by Apple as a trouble shooting solution.
  4. Bill Gates macrumors 68020

    Bill Gates

    Jun 21, 2006

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