DVD drive motor failure again

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by arogge, Apr 5, 2014.

  1. arogge macrumors 65816

    arogge

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    The DVD drive in my laptop has failed. I put the CD/DVD in, but the motor won't engage to take up the disc. I've been using it only occasionally, once two weeks ago to play a music CD, but now it's inoperable and all I wanted to do was watch a DVD movie.

    This is the second Apple-laptop DVD drive to fail like this, and the fourth DVD drive on an Apple system to fail for other reasons related to motors. I have other CD/DVD drives that have lasted ten years of frequent usage and exposure to non-ideal conditions, but none of them are compatible with the Mac. What should I do about this? Leave it alone as deadweight, look for a replacement DVD drive, or put another hard drive in the slot if that's even possible?
     
  2. simonsi macrumors 601

    simonsi

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    I found I almost never used mine and for the times that I did I could use one shared out from my Mini or iMac depending on where I was.

    So out came the optical drive and in went an optical caddy and 120GB SSD....
     
  3. simon48 macrumors 65816

    simon48

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    Personally I'd put an SSD in it's place and buy an external DVD/Blu-Ray drive.
     
  4. whitedragon101 macrumors 6502a

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    Apple DVD drives were made by Matshita. The name says it all.
     
  5. Intell macrumors P6

    Intell

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    Not all of them. Some were made by Pioneer or Sony. All three models have their know defects and problems.
     

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