Recently while attempting to burn onto a blank CD (it was the correct type as I've been using the same ones successfully for years), my MBP attempted to read the blank disc and then proceeded to eject it immediately. I tried different discs of the same brand, different brands, but to no avail, they were all just ejected. I forgot about the problem until recently, when I ran into it again while reinstalling OSX. I then needed to create a disk image of OSX using another MacBook and apply that to an external HD, to then reinstall it on my MBP. A bit time-consuming to say the least. Anyway, everything that goes into the superdrive is almost immediately ejected. I've also tried a cleaning disc, which didn't work either. I assume now that it's totally dead. I'm now aware that this isn't an uncommon issue, I was wondering if anyone had any personal experience of this happening, repair costs etc. Does it need completely replaced? After checking my serial number with Apple, I discovered that my repairs and service coverage is expired. Thanks for any feedback you may have!