Intel Mac Mini 06 failing on me? Wont accept CD's or DVDs

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  1. MWPULSE macrumors 6502a

    MWPULSE

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    Hey everyone,
    I have been having some problems recently with my 06 mac mini that i got in august time its the intel one with GMA950 and a superdrive (i think!) lol its the mashita UJ-846 one. Thats what system profiler says at least lol. :)

    Anyways enough about that, for a while now, it wont accept DVDs or CDs in the drive. I have tried to boot off the install DVD and do hardware test, but the DVD ejected. and it just booted straight into the OS..

    Is it time to get a new DVD drive? i got a lacie D2 a coupla years back to help with burning DVDs, cos it wouldnt burn DVDs neither, whether thats cos its the superdrive or cos it was failing, i dont know. At the time i searched about and it seemed like it was a DVD drive that was prone to failing on people.

    Is there anything i can do to test, n see how busted this bad boy actually is??

    Its not essential that i need it working as i use the other DVD drive when required. But if i did want to install SL on it, that could be a bit problematic..

    Cheers in advance

    PTP
     
  2. celticpride678

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    Sounds like a Super Drive replacement is needed. Take it to the Apple Store and have them take a look.
     
  3. BlueRevolution macrumors 603

    BlueRevolution

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    Sounds like the drive is gone, yeah. If you have another Intel Mac you should be able to boot the Mini to FireWire disk mode to install Snow Leopard.
     
  4. MWPULSE thread starter macrumors 6502a

    MWPULSE

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    yea i have a macbook pro noon unibody. I was intending to gut the mini (new RAM, HDD, i will add a new DVD drive to the list lol)

    Further question, any recommendations on super/combodrives for that machine.

    (also which is the better one, super drive or combo, i always forget lol!)

    Cheers for your help

    The machine isnt under applecare, which is a bit of a pain

    PTP
     

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