Dodgy Superdrive on 27" iMac-help !

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  1. dwighty pork, Apr 13, 2012
    Last edited: Apr 13, 2012

    dwighty pork macrumors newbie

    Apr 8, 2012
    My late 2009 iMac 27" needs the volume repairing but I have a problem.
    The drive will read and play audio c.d.'s but refuses to read Dvd's or Apple software disks - even physically marking them when I eject them.
    Is it worth trying to do a forced install by holding down key C on booting up or is this unlikely to work ?
    My other option is to get an external drive but do all standard ones read Mac disks ?
    Could I use target mode from another iMac with the Firewire cable - or even create a bootable USB to resolve this issue ?
    Any thoughts gratefully received on best way to proceed !
  2. flatfoot macrumors 65816

    Aug 11, 2009
    Either use an external DVD drive (all should work) or use Target Disk Mode.

    The internal drive is obviously faulty and I wouldn't risk destroying your install discs.

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