Superdrive seems to be on the fritz

Discussion in 'Mac mini' started by Bacong, Nov 24, 2010.

  1. Bacong macrumors 68000

    Bacong

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    Westland, Michigan
    #1
    For awhile now, the superdrive in my mini has been malfunctioning. Won't read a DVD or CD on the first try, and when it finally reads it, it's after a long time of spinning.

    Anything I can do to diagnose or fix it short of replacing the drive?
     
  2. autumnmike macrumors member

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    I have the same machine. Same problems too. Took it to apple store today. 2 weeks past apple care ran out and theyre still replacing it for free. Sweetness! Otherwise it would cost 150 to replace.
     
  3. billib macrumors member

    billib

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    Super Drives Aren't Super

    Sadly, Apples Optical drives aren't known for
    being the most reliable. My Super Drive was
    replaced once under warranty then again by
    me out of warranty. Well, it failed again so I
    now use an external Optical drive. If (when)
    it fails again just buy an inexpensive Samsung
    or Sony USB drive.
     
  4. autumnmike macrumors member

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    I have the same machine. Same problems too. Took it to apple store today. 2 weeks past apple care ran out and theyre still replacing it for free. Sweetness! Otherwise it would cost 150 to replace.
     
  5. mrsir2009 macrumors 604

    mrsir2009

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    Just replace it. Optical drives are cheap, costing only $30.
     

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