Optical disk problems - POLL

Discussion in 'iMac' started by GeekGuys, Feb 19, 2012.


Have you had problems with iMac Optical Drives?

  1. Yes, and a right royal pain in the ass it was too!

    8 vote(s)
  2. No, never, nada, nyet nein, non

    8 vote(s)
  3. Blasphemy. Apple only make perfect products

    1 vote(s)
  4. None of the above....what was the question again?

    0 vote(s)
  1. GeekGuys macrumors regular

    Mar 13, 2009
    Yes, I know this is an old conversation but I have a 2008 iMac 24" and I have been plagued by Optical drive problems. I have had a large number of disks get stuck and I am fed up of taking the iMac apart to get the disk out.
    I am reluctant to buy a new drive at $80 or pay Apple to replace it for even more as I just feel it will happen again.

    So, this poll is to find out how many more people have had this issue with an C2D/i5/i7 iMac as I can't be the only person!
  2. Drag'nGT macrumors 68000


    Sep 20, 2008
    My '08 24" had this issue and Apple replaced it under Apple care. Haven't had a problem since. The odd part is that I rarely use the thing. In fact, I plan on deleting it from my next iMac (replace with ssd). I only used it when I got digital copies of movies when I bought a blu-ray.
  3. maril1111 macrumors 68000


    Mar 14, 2010
  4. LostSoul80 macrumors 68020


    Jan 25, 2009
    I have experienced so many problems I have ended up using a PC to burn stuff.

    Maybe that's part of Apple's plan to encourage users to forget cds and dvds? :D
  5. harcosparky macrumors 68020

    Jan 14, 2008
    I've burned so many CD and DVD's on my older iMacs drive I swear it should be dead by now, but it is not.

    The only problem I had with that drive was that it was unable to read an old disk that no other drive could read, was a disk issue not the drive.

    That iMac is over 4 years old, almost 5 years now.
  6. Michael383 macrumors 6502a

    Mar 17, 2011
    Haven't had a problem with the one on my mid 2011 iMac so far.

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