DVD drive issues on Macbook pro...

crazydrumma

macrumors regular
Original poster
Jan 31, 2006
190
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Chicago
Hey guys, my DVD drive on my MBP is being really finicky with me lately, and I don't appreciate it, considering I work for my university in a media position. Here's the problem:
Sometimes when I insert a DVD, it will not be recognized on the desktop. It will sit in the disk drive and then be ejected automatically after nothing happens. Sometimes, the DVD will work, but that is a very rare occurence.
I can burn DVDs with no trouble whatsoever, and the disks that I have burned on my computer also work most of the time.

What is going on? Can anyone tell me? Also, if you DO know, does anyone know how much this would cost to repair? I unfortunately do not have applecare. Thanks so much!
 

mad jew

Moderator emeritus
Apr 3, 2004
32,194
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Adelaide, Australia
Have you tried different brands of DVDs? Not all blank DVDs were created equally and sometimes you need to spend that little bit extra to get quality media to ensure it'll work.
 

crazydrumma

macrumors regular
Original poster
Jan 31, 2006
190
0
Chicago
um, it's all DVDs and CDs, such as music and movies. I use the quality DVD-Rs that have always worked, so that's not the problem. Thanks, though! Any other suggestions?
 

mankar4

macrumors 6502a
Aug 23, 2007
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USA
couldn't you just buy applecare today and go in tomorrow and have them fix your problem? plus then you'd have another 3 years of applecare just in case something else happened.