Need Help: DVD player not working

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

  1. thenamesbryce macrumors newbie

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    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 68000

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    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

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    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 demi-god

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    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

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

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