Superdrive won't read, spins up and down?

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by Astroboy907, May 24, 2012.

  1. Astroboy907 macrumors 65816


    May 6, 2012
    Spaceball One
    Well, just finished cleaning up my mac/reinstalling software. Not problems on HDD side...

    But my superdrive (which has not worked since I bought the mac 2 weeks ago), now will read some discs, but not all. I have tried a few DVDs and such, and have only gotten 1 to work right (I tried 3 or so), and its an older, cheap copy of a movie.

    I have tried a couple other DVDs and some software discs, none read in the drive. All it would do is spin up and down, over and over again. What could be the problem here? After 5 minutes the drive says its a blank dvd, where I eject it......

    What could be the problem here? I am on a new reinstall of lion, but it did it a couple times in snow leopard...
  2. theLimit macrumors 6502a


    Jan 30, 2007
    up tha holler, acrost tha crick
    Likely a faulty drive. They are usually the first part to go bad. If it's under warranty, take it in. Otherwise, an OEM drive runs about $30USD for a DIY replacement.

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