Super Drive Issues

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by 8CoreWhore, Dec 25, 2013.

  1. 8CoreWhore macrumors 68020

    8CoreWhore

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    So, the Super Drive in my 2011 13" MBP is acting weird. If I put in any disc at all that has content on it, it works as it should. If I put in a blank disc it makes all kinds of nasty noise, refuses to mount, and gets ejected weakly.

    I have tested 10 different blanks.

    The blanks are Taiyo Yuden, made in Japan.. These are some of the best rated out there and I am using a 100pk that so far has 100% reliability for recording success.

    If I put in those that have already been burned to they work, but blank ones are not. I put in old, cheapo discs I have burned to and they work, as well as factory movies, etc.

    So, several of TY already burned to work, but several TY blanks make a bunch of noise.... Anyone have any ideas? I doubt it's the brand for the reasons above, just wondering if I'm missing something.

    Thanks...
     
  2. Doward macrumors 6502a

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    Super drives go out relatively often.

    Already had mine replaced twice under AppleCare.
     
  3. McGiord macrumors 601

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    What OS version are you running?
    Have you tried with different Apps beside the Finder?
    DO a quick check in iTunes create a playlist, then insert the blank disc and try to burn it.

    another thing to try is create a new user, then from that user test, if the issue remains then it may be a hardware issue (assuming that there is nothing else causing the issue).
     
  4. 8CoreWhore, Dec 25, 2013
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    8CoreWhore thread starter macrumors 68020

    8CoreWhore

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    It was this way under ML and now Mavericks. I'll try it with Toast installed...

    ... Just tried it with Toast... Not working. I understand these drives can just fail, but it's weird that it works as a reader/player... But that's it... Wondering if anyone had similar experience.
     

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