Superdrive Doesn't Read Discs

Discussion in 'Mac Accessories' started by schwine1, Apr 3, 2014.

  1. schwine1 macrumors regular

    Sep 13, 2008
    The superdrive on my Mac Pro desktop computer doesn't read any discs.
    When a data or music disc, for example, is inserted into the drive, the disc doesn't mount onto the computer desktop. Also, the drive is greyed out in the Disc Utility application.

    Thanks for any tips on how to troubleshoot and/or fix this problem.
  2. Fishrrman macrumors G5


    Feb 20, 2009
    Could it be a dirty lens?

    There are drive cleaning kits available.

    If you come to the conclusion the drive itself has failed, you could just pick up another internal DVD/CD drive (probably dirt cheap), or even connect an external USB DVD drive...
  3. BrianBaughn macrumors 603


    Feb 13, 2011
    Baltimore, Maryland
  4. schwine1 thread starter macrumors regular

    Sep 13, 2008
    Yes, it was a dirty lens that I have now successfully cleaned.
    Thanks for the tip.

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