I posted this in the macbook/ibook forum...and have not gotten any responses. My optical drive has stopped responding. It does not have anything in it. It does not make the BBRBRAAWWRR!! sound on power-up. It does not pull in any type of disc (CD nor DVD) It does not show up in Disk Utility It does not show up in "About this Mac -> More Info" What happens when I start my macbook: White light goes on on front of mac. White screen (where apple logo should be) for about 1 minute. Apple logo and loading circle eventually appear (alot longer than it used to/did this morning) End up at login screen like normal. *log in* No optical drive available. Any suggestions? It is a 1.83 core duo macbook. Upgraded RAM to 2GB and HDD to 160gb. Bought in 2006, so warranty is a no-go. Also, boot commands ie. reset PRAM or Open Firmware do not work. I can hold any command combination I want..and still end up at the login screen.