Macbook won't read certain discs.

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  1. jquad666 macrumors newbie

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    I have a 2008 13" Macbook that all of a sudden won't read discs of a certain format. It won't read empty or written CD-R or DVD-R. It does, however, read regular DVD's (I tested a few movies on there.) What seems to be the problem? I'm hoping it's not a hardware issue...:confused:
     
  2. Detrius macrumors 68000

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    It sounds like a hardware issue. Likely a bad optical drive.
     
  3. andyroochoo macrumors member

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    ive this for a while now, thing is, i dont use the optical drive often so not much of an issue, as soon as put in a re-writable disc of any kind it spits it back out straight away. after about 3 or 4 attempts it will spin the disc up and i am able to use it.. never had it solved by apple, just one of those things.
     
  4. Detrius macrumors 68000

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    Still sounds like a bad optical drive to me, despite the fact that some moron at Apple couldn't figure that out.
     
  5. andyroochoo macrumors member

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    Well it clearly doesn't take a "genius"!! Ok bad joke.
     
  6. Detrius macrumors 68000

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    One of the things we've learned is that if a customer says their optical drive is bad, then it is, even if it works fine for us. If we say it's fine, it always comes back.
     

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