iMac superdrive....does it have a warranty? Mine is not working well, at all

Discussion in 'iMac' started by bender644, Feb 13, 2010.

  1. bender644 macrumors member

    Feb 23, 2008
    I feel very silly not having looked into it further in the period of time my mac was under the one year warranty. The drive works, but it take for me to eject it and put it back in 3-5 times until it stops making a noise. Not sure what it is.

    Does anyone know if they drive itself has a separate warranty from its respective manufacturer? That way, at least I would only have to cover labour.

    How much would I be looking at to do this job? I used to open up computers all the time, and I would do it myself but I am wary to try this on the iMac.

    Thanks for your comments. Bender.
  2. SaSaSushi macrumors 68040


    Aug 8, 2007
    Takamatsu, Japan
    So far as I know, Apple's limited warranty is the only coverage for the Superdrive and even if the manufacturer provided separate coverage I can't see it being for more than one year.

    What model iMac is it?
  3. Hellhammer Moderator


    Staff Member

    Dec 10, 2008
    When you buy the whole computer from seller e.g. Apple, Acer, Alienware, there is no special warranty for components, it's the warranty that the seller gives so the SuperDrive has the same warranty as your iMac, 1-year or three with AppleCare.

    Your best bet is to buy an USB DVD drive (link)
  4. bender644 thread starter macrumors member

    Feb 23, 2008
    Thanks. That's too bad. It is the 20" iMac, 2Ghz (around march 2008). If it really doesn't work well, I think I may end up replacing it. Thanks for the link, though.

    Anyone attempt at doing this, or would you just leave it for the store?
  5. flopticalcube macrumors G4


    Sep 7, 2006
    In the velcro closure of America's Hat

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