I think my Superdrive bit the dust...

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by SolRayz, Jan 6, 2009.

  1. SolRayz macrumors 6502a

    SolRayz

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    I just want to say ALREADY!!! I have barely even used the sucker!

    Apple quality control seriously leaves much to be desired. After replacing my lcd four times under warranty because of dead pixels and light leakage with my current and final lcd display having just developed these odd white spots on the left side, a logic board replacement when my 8600gt card died under warranty, now my superdrive. Im sorry but this is seriously pissing me off.

    Rant over so now my new problem.
    I am trying to burn and image file to DVD and the drive will attempt to spool several times then ejects. The same dvd burns fine on my wifes macbook so the dvd is not the issue. So it will not load burnable dvd's whatsoever. The drive will still read cd's and will accept and read my MacOS install dvd no problem. I did a Hardware Test and all came up OK.

    After the Hardware Test I rebooted and tried the drive again where it finally mounted a burnable disk. I ran toast again and this is where I encountered errors.

    Is this the sign that my Superdrive is toast?

    My specs in my sig.
     

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  2. Reflow macrumors 68000

    Reflow

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    I personally would ask for a replacement since it's been in repair 4 times. I would call apple care and ask to speak to a hardware specialist. Explain your situations and ask for a replacement.

    Good luck.
     
  3. kastenbrust macrumors 68030

    kastenbrust

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    I agree get a new laptop and ask to keep the hard drive, they would be able to do that for you on the spot in any apple store.
     
  4. SolRayz thread starter macrumors 6502a

    SolRayz

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    If I were still in the US I would have been back to the Apple Store first thing, but I live in the Netherlands and the closest Apple store is in London.

    My warranty is out and have no Applecare. The drives are not that expensive but its simply the principle. I wish Apple would improve their current quality control track record. If my MBP experience since the summer of '07 has taught me anything is that Apple Care's extended warranty is sadly a requirement for all major Apple purchases.:(

    Also noting that Matshita is a Panasonic product is even less conforting.:rolleyes:
     
  5. Reflow macrumors 68000

    Reflow

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    I would still call apple care. They should have a record of your repairs. Call them and speak to a hardware person.
     

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