Mac Pro: Optical Drive is not accepting any CD/DVD

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by juander, Oct 28, 2016.

  1. juander macrumors newbie

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    I have a late 2011 Mac Pro and despite it's age, it stills works very well, except for its optical drive: Suddenly it stopped accepting any media. When I try to insert a CD or a DVD it makes a strange noise and then eject it. I've tried using different CDs and the problem persists.

    Does anyone know what can I do to solve this?
     
  2. CoastalOR macrumors 68000

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  3. JohnDS macrumors 65816

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    You could also try blowing out dust bunnies from the DVD drive using compressed air or try a head cleaning DVD.

    Try resetting the PRAM by rebooting while holding down the command-option-p-r key combination until you hear the boot chime a third time.

    Then reset the SMC: https://support.apple.com/en-ca/HT201295

    If none of those work, consider buying an external USB superdrive instead of replacing the internal. If you buy a new MacBook Pro you will need an external because they no longer come with internal DVD drives.
     

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