Superdrive dying??

Discussion in 'Mac OS X 10.3 (Panther) Discussion' started by earwig999, Dec 20, 2004.

  1. earwig999 macrumors newbie

    Dec 20, 2004
    I am stuck. My Superdrive has been messed up ever since I updated to 10.3.6

    Since then it will only recognise it has a disc in about 1 out of 20 attempts. I read on the Apple site this was a problem with eMacs but 10.3.7 still hasn't sorted it can anyone help me.

    I have a Pioneer 106 Superdrive, eMac 1ghz, 256 Meg ram. 10.3.7 OS.

    Thanks in advance :confused:
  2. mox358 macrumors 6502


    May 22, 2002
    Its Possible

    Hardware wise its possible. Anything man made can break. My superdrive in my imac died after about a year and a half of use. It still burned CDs great until I accidentally dropped it though while moving. :-( Now I have an external CD burner hooked up... Guess that means its time to order that G5 iMac I want right?? :cool:
  3. Chip NoVaMac macrumors G3

    Chip NoVaMac

    Dec 25, 2003
    Northern Virginia
    Have 10.3.6 on my eMac, and no glitches so far.

    Had issues with my PB SDD recently. It may have been the environment (smoking by others in the same area). Was replaced by Apple under warranty.
  4. earwig999 thread starter macrumors newbie

    Dec 20, 2004
    My warranty ran out 1 month ago. :(

    I didn't want to do it but it was a last resort. I formatted HD and re-installed OS. Now it will take all blank discs and burn them, but won't recognize any other discs, either original or back-ups of data.

    Gotta try and remember where I got all my stuff from now to re-install it. lol

    Looks like I'm gonna need a new drive.

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