Superdrive ejects dvds

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by darkstar, Jul 13, 2014.

  1. darkstar macrumors newbie

    Mar 15, 2001
    A strange one... I have an early 2009 iMac 24" 3.06 Ghz, still running just fine with one exception. The optical drive will read and write cds, but does not like any brand of dvd and ejects them. Will not even accept a commercially produced dvd. As a result I connected an external dvd burner and it works just fine so I am assuming that it's not a software issue, but some issue with the superdrive itself.

    Any thoughts on the subject will be appreciated. Thanks for looking.
  2. Intell macrumors P6


    Jan 24, 2010
    It's possible that the lens is dusty or the laser is getting weaker. Have you tried using a lens cleaner disc in it?
  3. darkstar thread starter macrumors newbie

    Mar 15, 2001
    Haven't yet, but will get the Memorex cd/dvd lens kit and post back. Will take several days as it will come from Amazon.
  4. Tumbleweed666 macrumors 68000


    Mar 20, 2009
    Near London, UK.
    The SuperDrive in my old iMac did this a few weeks before it died for good (the SD, the mac is still going strong)

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