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

    Oct 28, 2016
    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 68020


    Jan 19, 2015
    Oregon, USA
  3. JohnDS macrumors 65816

    Oct 25, 2015
    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:

    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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