MP 2006 superdrive problem

Discussion in 'Mac Pro' started by sbb155, Aug 23, 2009.

  1. sbb155 macrumors 6502

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    my superdrive only reads some movie dvds, not all. These are studio, store bought dvds. My superdrive is:

    OPTIARC DVD RW AD-7170A:

    Firmware Revision: 1.N8
    Interconnect: ATAPI
    Burn Support: Yes (Apple Shipping Drive)
    Cache: 2048 KB
    Reads DVD: Yes
    CD-Write: -R, -RW
    DVD-Write: -R, -RW, +R, +R DL, +RW
    Write Strategies: CD-TAO, CD-SAO, CD-Raw, DVD-DAO
    Media: Insert media and refresh to show available burn speeds
     
  2. EMKarelia macrumors regular

    EMKarelia

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    Something might be stuck inside the drive. Or just the years got to it. I think that they are not that expensive. Look at the apple store how much they are
     
  3. bozz2006 macrumors 68030

    bozz2006

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    Minnesota
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    you don't buy a new superdrive from the apple store. all you need is to buy any ATA optical drive. check out newegg. most of them are around $30.
     
  4. rpaloalto macrumors 6502a

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  5. Zokim macrumors member

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    New York
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    I too had problems with my 2007 Mac Pro drives. Ended up buying one Samsung and one Pioneer and I have to say the Pioneer is way too loud for my taste. Its also not as fast as the Samsung.

    http://eshop.macsales.com/item/Samsung/SHS222NBLS/

    My opinion, go with the Samsung.
     

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