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

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by JJBro1, Dec 22, 2010.

  1. JJBro1, Dec 22, 2010
    Last edited: Dec 23, 2010

    JJBro1 macrumors regular

    May 17, 2009
    *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

    Jul 26, 2007
    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


    Jan 6, 2009
    Pittsburgh, PA
    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.
  4. JJBro1 thread starter macrumors regular

    May 17, 2009
  5. Aldaris macrumors 68000


    Sep 7, 2004
    Salt Lake
    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


    Nov 14, 2007
    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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