Superdrive Write Failure?

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by nomar383, Mar 14, 2008.

  1. nomar383 macrumors 65816

    nomar383

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    So I have a 1.83 macbook pro that I got off of ebay a few weeks ago. Now, after already replacing one of the fans, the superdrive is giving me problems. It reads everything pretty much fine as far as i can tell, but the writing is the issue. I have written a CD and a DVD in the past couple of days. My buddy said the CD I gave him wouldn't install the program all of the way (bout 20%). Today when I burned a DVD it seemed to burn fine, but then when I went to use it, halfway through installing the program it said it couldn't read some part of a file it needed. I know the DVDs and CDs probably aren't the problem because I've used this blank media on my old G4 Powerbook and they burned fine. I also know the software I am trying to install is fine because it loaded up the DMG and installed just fine from there. All Software updates have been run and I can't actually ever recall burning anything up until now.

    The SuperDrive I have now only does regular DVDs and CDs, no dual layer (I've heard it was a space issue in the early MBPs). Should I just buy a External DL Burner? Or should I look into replacing my SuperDrive with a new one? What should I do?
     
  2. TEG macrumors 604

    TEG

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    Clean the drive. Use a CD/DVD drive cleaner with brushes, I did it on my PowerBook would not read any burned discs, but would burn discs. Now it works!

    TEG
     
  3. nomar383 thread starter macrumors 65816

    nomar383

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    Thx, I'll give it a try and report back. Should have done that first anyways! lol
     
  4. alphaod macrumors Core

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    Just make sure you don't the fluids some of them come with and try not get one with really hard brushes.
     
  5. nomar383 thread starter macrumors 65816

    nomar383

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    Well, I cleaned it with one of those disc cleaners (non liquid btw thanks) and it appears to have burned the test disc perfectly and the app installed okay, so I guess that fixed it. *Shrugs* there you have it, thanks guys
     

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