superdrive problems, Mac OS X Mountain Lion

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  1. eairlie, Dec 17, 2012
    Last edited: Dec 17, 2012

    eairlie macrumors newbie

    Dec 17, 2012
    So i have a couple of problems with my superdrive as follows:
    Whirs while starting up and waking from sleep, trying to take in a disk, then eject one, and repeated.
    doesn't recognise when i'm trying to insert a disk.
    late '09 iMac, with a PIONEER DVD-RW DVRTS09
    came with Snow Leopard, upgraded to Lion and then Mountain Lion
    Full dets from the disc burning option in system profile:

    Firmware Revision: Q909
    Interconnect: ATAPI
    Burn Support: Yes (Apple Shipping Drive)
    Cache: 2000 KB
    Reads DVD: Yes
    CD-Write: -R, -RW
    DVD-Write: -R, -R DL, -RW, +R, +R DL, +RW
    Write Strategies: CD-TAO, CD-SAO, CD-Raw, DVD-DAO
    Media: To show the available burn speeds, insert a disc and choose File > Refresh Information
    can provide more details if required.

    I've tried installing the firmware update from apple for this drive, but when i attempt this it tells me i don't need the update.
    is there anything i can do that doesn't involve a new disc drive or a visit to a genius bar?


    p.s. posted here too because i realised my first post was in the wrong section, my apologies
  2. -Concept- macrumors member

    Dec 11, 2012
    In front of a computer. Any computer.

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