SuperDrive Problem

Discussion in 'MacBook' started by Confuzzeled23, Sep 19, 2010.

  1. Confuzzeled23 macrumors regular


    Jan 27, 2009
    Hey Everyone,
    Today I went and reset the DMA on my drive so the read speeds would be faster. After I did this, the drive stopped working all together. First I put in a DVD, it made awful grinding noises so I ejected it. Then I tried a different CD and the drive took the CD, but it wouldn't spin up. It just made a strange like beep noise, err-eee-errr and it wouldn't read. So I am guessing my SuperDrive is toast? Is this something that I done?

    Also, I am out of AppleCare, I didn't opt for the extra warranty because I've never had to use it in my life. However, of course, I would now. Is there anything that can be done about this?

    Or will I just have to buy an external drive for my movie watching needs!

    Anyone else experience this type of issue and know a fix?
    Thanks everyone.
  2. Confuzzeled23 thread starter macrumors regular


    Jan 27, 2009
    Any ideas anyone?
    It's been a month and it still isn't working. I was wondering if I should open my computer and take a look myself?
    Thanks for any help.
  3. old-wiz macrumors G3

    Mar 26, 2008
    West Suburban Boston Ma
    the monkeying around with the DMA has almost certainly screwed the drive. Why mess around with a perfectly good drive just in hope of making it a little faster?

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