Reinstating a Superdrive

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by UncleheFTy, Apr 4, 2011.

  1. UncleheFTy macrumors member

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    I have a (fairly) ancient MacBookPro with a Superdrive that will accept CD/DVD but then rejects them and will not read them. As a result I am using a Samsung DVD writer/reader that is sometimes problematic.

    Is there a way of reinstating an on board Superdrive without replacing it?

    My son has suggested that, like the reset button on G4s and G5s, that there may be a simple way that we are missing.

    Help please?
     
  2. Derango macrumors regular

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    Feb 25, 2011
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    Your superdrive is busted. You can get a repalcement swap them out but you're not going to be able to fix it by hitting a button.

    If you want to replace it, you can head over to ifixit to find the parts you need for your specific macbook pro: http://www.ifixit.com/Mac-Parts. The superdrive is about a $150-200 part...so it might not be worth replacing.
     

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