Dead superdrive?

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

  1. stratcat11 macrumors newbie

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    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

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    Is there some sort of diagnostics I can run myself to see if that's the case?
     
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    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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