Is my mini's superdrive fried?

Discussion in 'Mac mini' started by steamboat26, Jul 6, 2007.

  1. steamboat26 macrumors 65816

    steamboat26

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    I was trying to burn a CD today, and as soon as i clicked burn, my superdrive started to emit a loud buzzing sound, almost like the propeller on a RC plane, the disc was burning, but the estimated time rose to over an hour. I can't tell if it's because i used cheap Dynex CDs, or if my drive is messed up. I burned a CD not too long ago (maybe like a month), but it was on a memorex CD. I have tried, and failed, to burn DVDs in the past, and I thought it was just stupid errors on my part or faulty media.
    Is my drive dead?
    Has anyone ever encountered this problem?
    What can I do about it?

    I am going to try a "good" CD as soon as I can find one, in the hopes that dynex just makes horrible CDs, but in the mean time, I could use some help.
     
  2. korndog2003 macrumors regular

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    Yeh that stinks.... The iMac C2D Superdrive at school has problems with red memorex disks... Hopefully your mini is still under warranty :(
     
  3. steamboat26 thread starter macrumors 65816

    steamboat26

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    Unfortunately, my 1 year warranty expired in may, and i wasn't able to get online to buy the extended warranty in time. :(
     
  4. steamboat26 thread starter macrumors 65816

    steamboat26

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    Update: i used a memorex, and successfully burned a disc. I guess my mini doesn't like Dynex CDs (or DVDs for that matter)
     
  5. korndog2003 macrumors regular

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    Dynexs are cheap, I bought a 50 pack for $4 and that was the biggest waste, they flake and burn really slow...
     

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