Superdrive Cleaning - with cleaning disc

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  1. jbrown macrumors 6502a

    jbrown

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    Hi,

    I have the dreaded " unexpected error occured. (Error code 0x8002006E)" problem.:(

    Basically it doesn't want to burn DVDs ( fine on CDs though ).

    I've read various ways to fix this such as zapping pram, SMC reset etc. and none worked. I also read that a cleaning disc might do the job.

    So my question is, are these discs safe in a MacbookPro machine? And as I recall these discs have little bristles on one side - which way up should they go ( facing up or down )?

    cheers all
    :)
     
  2. jbrown thread starter macrumors 6502a

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  3. gorjan macrumors 6502

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    The brushes should be facing down as the optics are there.

    I don't know why, but I feel that the SuperDrive is not so super compared to my old FujitsuSiemens laptop. Maybe that's because my first MBP died while burning a disc backup. Luckily I managed to get it exchanged for a new one, but even on this one I get failed burns quite often and error messages. :(
     
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  5. jbrown thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    jbrown

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    No offence taken -

    1) I want a completely working laptop

    2) I get asked for burnt DVDs quite a lot by clients

    3) I don't email large files

    4) etc, etc,
     
  7. NSK123 macrumors regular

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    best solution would be to buy a really good quality external drive that you can plug into the macbook, I wouldn't bother trying to replace the whole laptop because of a drive. You might end up with a macbook with other countless problems
     
  8. revs macrumors regular

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    Yes the cleaning DVDs work brilliantly! My MBP drive was the same, wouldnt burn disks, wouldnt read certain CD-Rs etc.
    A DVD cleaning disk solved all the problems.

    A warning though, it does make the CD drive go a bit nuts, mine got quite loud and span and span for ages until it recognised the audio track (there is an audio track on the disk that you play to start the cleaning).

    I highly recommend using one when the superdrive gets picky about disks!

    (EDIT: I got one from amazon for about £3, send me a PM if you need details)
     
  9. jbrown thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Revs - any particular brand - and where did you get it?
     
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    jbrown

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    Cheers - ordered it and will report back. Did you use any cleaning fluid with it?
     
  12. revs macrumors regular

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    Nope. just stuck it in the drive. The drive then went nuts, really noisy, spining really fast. I think it had trouble reading it. then after a few minutes of worrying about all the noise iTunes read the CD and I played track 14 (or whatever track the instructions told me to play).

    Just dont worry when the CD spins a lot! It works in the end. And then after a while it will let you eject it.
     

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