Could a new dl superdrive w/out firmware update crash a logic board?

Discussion in 'MacBook' started by California, Jan 21, 2009.

  1. California macrumors 68040


    Aug 21, 2004
    I put a new uj 846 matashita superdrive in a friend's iBook 1.33ghz 12" months ago. It crashed and no response. Three mac IT guys said the logic board crashed but this was a new logicboard. I'm wondering now if the superdrive had something to do with it? is that possible? There is a dvd stuck in the drive.
  2. animaxcg macrumors regular

    Sep 10, 2008
  3. kastenbrust macrumors 68030


    Dec 26, 2008
    North Korea
  4. sickmacdoc macrumors 68020


    Jun 14, 2008
    New Hampshire
    Had the failure happened when you put the drive in I could imagine it being possible (potential for static discharge damage, etc.) but not months later. Are you really sure it is a logic board problem in the first place? The reason I ask is that you will find tons of threads with problems concerning Matshita drives so I am just wondering if the replacement drive itself has died or has partially failed. That would be easy to imagine.

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