MY Macbook is having a hard time reading CD's, DVD's

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by Andrewskie, Mar 9, 2009.

  1. Andrewskie macrumors newbie

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    I have had my Macbook Pro since May 2008 and not until recently my computer is having trouble reading CD's and DVD's. My computer will take in the disk try to read it and then spit it back out. When in does eventually read the disk it works fine, its just that initial step that is causing the problem.

    Does anyone have any suggestions on what could be happening?

    Thank you
     
  2. MagicWok macrumors 6502a

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    Could be a dirty lens. You should be able to pick up a CD lens cleaner kit quite cheaply from most electronic stores. Basically a CD with soft micro brushes that clean the lens.
     
  3. Andrewskie thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Thanks

    Alright that sounds good, I will give that a try
    Thanks
     
  4. iLog.Genius macrumors 601

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    Could be dirty or it could be the SuperDrive starting to fail. Try to clean first, if that doesn't solve the problem, it's time for a repair.
     
  5. Andrewskie thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Mmm, thats what i was afraid of.
    Thank you for the advise
     

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