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    Default CD or DVD drive would not read discs


    First, my MacBook is a little more ascompared to a year old and is no longer covered below warranty, thusI would enjoy to attempt any possible fixes earlier including topurchase a novel drive. Here is my trouble: when I put a CD or DVDinto the drive, it spins around and clicks a much more but neverappears to actually catch, and later about a minute or thus of this,it excludes itself.


    It never shows up on my desktop, thusthe computer is unable to read anything from the CD or DVD. Iexperience the trouble is not the CD or DVD, because I have attempedthe same discs with other machines and they work alright.

    Thistrouble arrived up with me gradually. It began occurring a few monthsago, and perhaps just 1 out of 10 or 20 discs would it do this. Thenit became a third of the time, then half of the time, and today it isabout 99% of the time. I was able to acquire one disc to work a fewdays ago, but when I excluded it and reinserted it, it did not workthe second time. Any ideas with something I could attempt .

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    Not certain that is going to occur like the original has ran out. You can extend with AppleCare right up to the day of expiration, but not later. An extraneous would be the most budget route.

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    I agree with attempting a lens cleaning disk. It is highly unlucky for you if the drive has failed already; they should past for years. I guess the nature of laptops is that they are more prostrate to being around dirty environments; thus attracting more crud in the drive. If cleaning fails to fix the trouble, you can substitute the drive yourself. If you are averse to doing that, an external optical drive would be the cheapest way to go, but not extreme practical, hauling a laptop AND a drive about.

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    Considerable, the MacBook Air does not have an optical drive, and it is install to contribute drives on desktops. I suppose you could seem into that. Like for the drive in question, interchanging them is not everything that worse.

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    I have the perfect same trouble. I would enjoy to experience what you did? Did you have to acquire it fixed? My CD's also acquire ejected and do not write right or do not write at everything. This began occurring only a few days later the computer ran its warranty period. I do not have Apple Care thus I do not experience what I must do.

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    Failing that, you could buy an external enclosure and keep a complete size DVD burner in there. It would be cheaper but not like portable.

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    I agree with Bob. Any time I acquire something as this arriving across my workbench, I only substitute the drive. Not certain why it appears to be such a mystery to individual that optical drives fail, and fail frequent, when they do fail too frequent. You would think more individual would have known it by now.

    Of course the MacBook applies a slot loading slimline drive, and though it is not excessively hard to alter it, there are few tools needed the average person would not probably have. There is too a small trick to removing the airport card mount without breaking the little grounding tab that connects to the optical drive.

    There is a different trick for the older non-unibody MacBooks, while substituting those drives is well more work.Thus if you can really source a replacement MacBook optical drive, only bring your time bringing the old one out and keeping the novel one in.

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    This really worked. Thanks so much that was actually irritating. I did not also think about going into the disk utilities, and repairing the disk from there. Again, thanks assisted a bunch.

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    What I did to fix mine was I went to system preferences, then to language and text. In there with the left I dragged a random language with the list over English, and then later that I dragged English rear to the top again and re-began the computer. Later that my disk drive began working again!

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    You will detect few that spring rear to life. They commonly sputter and die after but we always attempt the lens cleaner and remove/reinstall the drive only in case it is a lens/connection matter. But if you are at a service counter you never warrant the work if you do not substitute the drive. You can not tell if the drive will proceed to live with for long.

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