Superdrive issue late 2008 MBP UNI (some CD/DVD load some dont)

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by Whiteman007, Mar 7, 2010.

  1. Whiteman007 macrumors member

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    I'm not sure when this happen because i hardly ever use the superdrive. But Today i wanted to play Command & Conquer Red Alert 2 and it would try to read the CD then spit it out. Next i tried a music CD and same thing. But My 10.6 install disk and 10.5.5 OEM install disk work I also tried a DVD movie and that worked. I also tried a blank CD whitch that worked anybody got any ideas?
     
  2. gmanterry macrumors regular

    gmanterry

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    Phoenix, AZ
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    The Apple Super Drives don't seem to have a very long life.

    I have a TiBook G4 that I replaced the Super Drive on two years ago. Like you I didn't use it much but it died. I replaced it myself and it wasn't that hard or expensive.
    My late 2007 MacBook Pro Super Drive needs to be replaced. It started getting flakey with DVDs a year ago and now refuses to read them It ejects them. It still reads CDs fine. I intend to replace it in the near future. Two laptops with two Super Drives that died in about three years after they were new. I guess we just consider them consumables. ;-)

    Terry
     

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