*UPDATE* Macbook pro keeps spitting out dvds *and now CDS* , any DIY solutions?

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  1. JJBro1, Dec 22, 2010
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    JJBro1 macrumors regular

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    *UPADTE* Its now doing it with any CD I put in. All of a sudden everytime I try to put in a dvd into my macbook pro it makes a weird sound and spits it right out. However a CD will be read just fine, its as soon as you put in a DVD that the problem occurs. I took it to apple and they said it would be $200 to fix. Is there a DIY solution that anyone knows of. I'm using a mid 2009 17 inch macbook pro.
     
  2. nippyjun macrumors 65816

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    You can just get a usb external cd/dvd drive. they are pretty cheap now. Or you can replace the drive yourself.
     
  3. w00t951 macrumors 68000

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    Physically (in terms of dimensions) there is nothing different between a CD and a DVD, so it must be a laser head (the little device that craps out a laser to read your disk) problem. I had a similar problem with a Dell a couple years back, slapped the disk drive and the head reseated itself. Make sure you power off the computer, as the HDD will get a nasty shock if it is still spinning.
     
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  5. Aldaris macrumors 65816

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    You could just install a new internal drive or go the external route.

    mcetech.com has some solutions, you could also check out some other online vendors (looking at $69+ installation).
     
  6. marshallbedsaul macrumors 6502a

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    happen to me on my 2008 macbook pro
    I have apple care so i didnt pay, but repair was 150.00
     

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