Dead superdrive?

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by stratcat11, Jan 8, 2009.

  1. stratcat11 macrumors newbie

    Jan 8, 2009
    Only since yesterday, my built in superdrive on my eMac has been spitting out discs within a few seconds of inserting them. All types too, even blank ones. Is my drive dead?
  2. stratcat11 thread starter macrumors newbie

    Jan 8, 2009
    Is there some sort of diagnostics I can run myself to see if that's the case?
  3. Nermal Moderator


    Staff Member

    Dec 7, 2002
    New Zealand
    Reboot and hold Option at the chime. You'll get a screen showing your hard drive. Then insert your OS X install disk and click the little reload button, and see whether it detects the CD. That should determine whether it's a software or hardware issue.

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