Superdrive Help Please!

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  1. KettyKrueger macrumors 6502

    KettyKrueger

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    #1
    I've using my Superdrive a lot recently for various reasons. Yesterday it stopped performing as it should.

    Here's the deal; it reads music CDs fine, makes a weird grinding noise when I insert a DVD then ejects it and when I inserted the Tiger Restore Discs it tried to spin but was unsuccessful and eventually ejected it. I also tried a blank DVD but it spat it straight back out.

    Any ideas?

    For info; the DVD's are commercial movie discs, the Cd's were commercially bought music CDs and obviously the Tiger restore DVD was an original.

    I have the MATSHITA DVD-R UJ-846 drive.

    Thanks.
     
  2. AlexisV macrumors 68000

    AlexisV

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    Can you get any DVD to read at all?

    I had a DVD drive that broke on my old PC - it could read CDs no problem, but couldn't deal with DVDs. They have two lasers inside I think.
     
  3. KettyKrueger thread starter macrumors 6502

    KettyKrueger

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    Nope, although it read one [movie dvd] yesterday but it won't the same disc now.

    Do you think it's worth buying a cleaning disc?

    I still have a few months left with my John Lewis warranty so might just take it in there.

    It's damn annoying!
     
  4. JAT macrumors 603

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    Cleaning discs are a last resort. I would never use one unless it was a drive I thought was dead. So a Maybe in your situation.

    But wait! It's under warranty? Question answered: take it in.
     

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