DVDdrive MBP acting weird

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by diccen, May 29, 2007.

  1. diccen macrumors newbie

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    The MBP we're talking about is a MBP C2D 2,16 GHz with 2 GB Ram purchased mid november last year.

    Since i was running out of diskspace i wanted to burn a dvd but the MBP just spins the empty dvd around a few times, moves the laserhead and spits it out again. Same result with another empty disc of a brand i've used multiple times without any problems.

    Ok, now i wanted to perform a hardwaretest so i grab my OSX dvd and put it in, same result.

    I went testing some other media and found that it still could read original dvdmovies, original music cd's, burnt music cd's, original data cd's (printercd), empty cd's.

    It could NOT read: empty dvd's, burnt data dvd's, original data dvd (OSX!!!)

    I know this is quite a bit to read but i like to give all the info i've got.

    Anyone a solution for this problem (except for running hardwaretest)?

    Thanks in advance
     
  2. Silver-Fox macrumors 65816

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  3. diccen thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Im trying to keep this bureaucratic hassle as a last resort but it seems to me it's gonna be unevitable.
     
  4. Silver-Fox macrumors 65816

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    if you have apple care, this shouldn't be a problem
     
  5. Attonine macrumors 6502a

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    I have a very similar problem which started about 2 weeks ago, I posted a few threads about it. I searched the web and discovered that it is probably hardware, the Matshita drive used in my machine is apparently notorious for being unreliable. There are many reports of problems identical to those you are reporting. I called Apple, the bod on the phone made me run some diagnostics and told me to make an appointment to drop the machine off and get a replacement optical drive. The thing that made him commit to replacing the drive was that my drive was not seeing anything - including, like yours, discs i have previously used and burnt in the same drive - and spitting out the discs after 30 seconds or so. Apparently the spitting out of the disc shouldn't happen.
     

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