The use of a DVD cleaning disc fixed it, and fixed it again a few months later when it once again started rejecting blank CD-Rs. I am affected by this problem too. The problem I have just came to light. In his particular case, a MacBook Pro began having difficulty reading all kinds of optical discs shortly after its warranty expired. All replies Drop Down menu. It would be guaranteed for one year and would be replaced as many times as it failed for that year.

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Follow This App Developer website: Thanx to Ben11 for this article source forums. Those arguing against faulty hardware as the underlying cause point to the fact that a wide variety of Macs and drives are affected.

Sep 27, And here follow the main instructions. I’ve been waiting since day 1 to install Snow Leopard on my iMac.

I used some SuperDrives often, and some only for System Updates, but they ui fail after roughly 18 months. Check out this Apple thread I suspect these small SuperDrives built into 1″ thick MacBooks Pros are quite simply of poor quality.


It works well enough. Could the last security update have caused the problem? They start by randomly ejecting disks when I insert them, and eventually, they stop mounting disks at all. The macsales guy mislead me, saying the Panasonic drive was more reliable.

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I think Apple is being stupid on purpose. Internal Matshita drive is ATA data rate. Hopefully someone will figure it out. No problem installing on 86 Macbook. When a drive failed me on my PCi bought a new one pulled old one out and slapped the new one it was a very simple and relatively cheap process compared to getting My iMac fixed.

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Be the first to add it to a collection! As it was, I’ve cracked the iMac case six times now.

If you need further information, please go to http: About SuperDrive Firmware Update 3. Promo Desktop Apps for you Blog. For detailed information about this update, please visit this website: I too bought an external drive so that I can continue using my Imac.


Once again I am certain this is fixable. This update works with the following EFI updates:.

A small app allows you to change region without limitation. Months ago the Superdrive in my 24″ white Intel iMac late died.

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You make it on your own ui. You can add your suggestions to the right. The Costs and ease of repair out way the few niceities that the Mac provides. To leave a comment, you need to be logged in. After suffering a remote install of The closest authorized repair shop is two hours away.