Need Help: DVD player not working

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by thenamesbryce, Apr 1, 2012.

  1. thenamesbryce macrumors newbie

    Oct 4, 2010
    I have a 15-inch mbp early 2008 model. For some reason straight out of the box I had problems with the dvd/disk reader. Sometimes it recognized and read dvd's and other times it would just spit the disc right back out. Well I recently upgraded the OS and now it wont play or read any kind of disc that I insert. Is there anyway to reinstall the drives for the player and would something like that help?
  2. mofunk macrumors 68020


    Aug 26, 2009
    I had mine replaced. I figured since the system disc wasn't reading then I had a problem.. If its under warrantee, have Apple check it out.
  3. thenamesbryce thread starter macrumors newbie

    Oct 4, 2010
    Unfortunately its not. The warranty expired a while ago. I contacted apple and they said they might have someone help me online because it seemed to get worse after I installed the latest OS.
  4. Macman45 macrumors G5


    Jul 29, 2011
    Somewhere Back In The Long Ago
    Check the media is clean, and free of marks and scratches. Buy a DVD lens cleaning kit...Cheap enough on Amazon etc. If the drive is still faulty I guess you have two options. Get it replaced by Apple or buy an external USB model.
  5. Interstella5555 macrumors 603


    Jun 30, 2008
    Is there any reason you didn't take it in during the first 12 months?

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