Just got my replacement SR MBP!!!! READ ON

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by cobravap, Jul 3, 2007.

  1. cobravap macrumors regular

    Oct 30, 2006
    Well my old one had trackpad issues and i was offered and replacement. Only waited 2 weeks. Well i guess i got really lucky as my old one had a Samsung LCD and my new one is LG~!!!!

    Now comes the interesting part: I looked at About my mac at my super drive and noticed something interesting: it says HL-DT-ST DVDRW GSA-S10N

    Maybe they stoped using the old drive and maybe it will be easier for a region free drive? What does everyone think?
  2. Jestered macrumors 6502

    Oct 13, 2005
    Austin, Texas
    I am pretty sure that drive was used in the MacBooks. I think my wifes MB has that drive.
  3. iToaster macrumors 68000


    May 3, 2007
    In front of my MacBook Pro
    Hmmm, if it is the MB one does it make the MB sound upon start up/wake up or the MBP sound? (MB sound is like: duhduh... duhduh, MBP sound is like: weeooo)
  4. RichL macrumors 6502

    Jun 15, 2007
    That made me laugh. ><
  5. ab2650 macrumors 6502a

    Jun 21, 2007
    I think my MPB optical drive sound is different now, maybe for the last few weeks or so. I seem to remember something on updater about the superdrive around the time it changed sounds.

    It's much more quiet now on start up. Anyone else?
  6. Ride9650 macrumors 6502

    Jun 29, 2007
    Just got a replacement, and it sounds different too....
    not sure how to describe it, I guess, it doesnt sound as "smooth" as my previous one did, its more of a harsh, grinding sound. Did I get a new drive like the OP?
  7. amusiccale macrumors 6502

    Jun 5, 2007
    It calls to mind that toy with the pull-string, "the cow goes...moo! the macbook goes...moo!"
  8. dcv macrumors G3

    May 24, 2005
    I just got my 4th MacBook Pro today and noticed the SuperDrive made an odd fart-like sound when I put the OS X disks in and then really vibrated loads more than normal. Checked the System Profiler and I too have this 'new' superdrive model: HL-DT-ST DVDRW GSA-S10N
  9. ibinco macrumors regular


    Mar 13, 2007
    I just found out that i also have one of these drives. And guess what the ax burning speed is 4x! :eek: I can put up with the noise but this is simply out of spec...it takes me like 14min just to burn a dvd compared to 9min on my first Macbook pro SR.
  10. sevimli macrumors 6502a


    Jun 26, 2007
    You should use compatible media? :confused:
  11. absoluttl macrumors newbie

    Jun 30, 2007
    Vancouver, BC
    4X is the max on the Dual Layers... that's right.
    just make sure you are using the right media.
  12. absoluttl macrumors newbie

    Jun 30, 2007
    Vancouver, BC
    Hi there,

    I experienced the same problem with my 1st SR MBP, strong vibration with disks. It can read disk fine but with lots noise and vibration issues. You really have to make sure the drive (HL-DT-ST DVDRW GSA-S10N) is working properly since that one does everything except burning the DL-DVD (hardware prob), and the apple product specialist over the phone was giving me a hard time about replacing it (come on...its brand new out of the box...).

    I took it back to the place that i purchased and showed the tech support about the vibration and he convinced the manager to swap me a new machine in the store.

    My 2nd one is good (HL-DT-ST DVDRW GSA-S10N), and i am enjoying the new MBP every single minute.

  13. ibinco macrumors regular


    Mar 13, 2007
    Im using the right media guys. I have single layered DVD's branded Nashua and RICOH 16x. The Drive is definately slower than my the one on my first macbook pro. Toast reads 4x max. The 8x option isnt even mentioned in the menus. Its either that or the programs i use to burn media dont recognize it well and take full advantage of the drivers capbility. :cool: Or its just busted!
  14. gtgrad95 macrumors 6502

    May 15, 2007
    Atlanta, GA.
    How do you find out what SuperDrive model you have?

    Never mind. I think this is it: MATSHITA DVD-R UJ-857E:

    Mine is a week 28 build. When did they change it?

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