Problem with optical drive

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by Jack Rafferty, Dec 19, 2009.

  1. Jack Rafferty macrumors newbie

    Dec 19, 2009

    My MBP will not read my cd. I was wondering if there is any way to get the installer from the cd to my laptop without having to actually use my cd?
  2. powerbuddy macrumors 6502

    Jun 20, 2006
    Take it to the Genius Bar and get a replacement for the ODD.
  3. m85476585 macrumors 65816

    Feb 26, 2008
    You can install off an SD card if you have a built-in reader. You could use a USB CD drive, maybe a USB SD card reader, and maybe Airport Disk, which was designed to let Macbook Airs wirelessly use the CD drive in another computer (even a PC). I don't know if Airport Disk works on MBPs, though.
  4. thatguysmells macrumors regular

    Dec 18, 2009
    If your Jack Cafferty from CNN, I'm going to freak out. I'm a huge fan! :D
  5. dannyzx macrumors newbie


    Jul 30, 2009
    Orlando, FL
    Hey Jack.. May I ask what type of MacBookPro do you have? If you are experiencing a no read issue with your optical drive go ahead and go to System Profiler and check if your ODD is visible. If it is you might want to go ahead and reset the SMC. Depending on the system you have, the proceedure to reset the SMC will be. You may find more info on the website. Just search for Reset SMC. If you continue to have problems, I strongly encourage you to visit your nearest Genius Bar at an Apple Store for help and support :) I'll be arround here somewhere if you have any questions. :apple:

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