MacBook Pro :: Will Not Recognize Any CD-R - Replaced Super Drive

Oct 27, 2009

Been searching but nothing specifically addressing this issue. I can put in DVD's and music cd's but a blank CD-R is just not recognized. Just had this superdrive replaced 6 weeks ago.

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IMac :: Possible To Replaced Super-drive With Intel Ssd For Operating System

Oct 20, 2009

Im planing on buying a 27" iMac with the quad i7. I was wondering if it would be possible to replaced the superdrive with an intel ssd for the operating system. Has anybody done this yet on a previous generation imac and how did it work out.

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OS X :: Logic Board - Super Drive And Front Beze - Case Replaced?

Nov 13, 2009

I contacted apple to argue for their original quote which is $1200, the first representative couldn't get it done since he didn't have the authority, but he got me to talk with a senior advisor, after probably 1 hour arguement, she said $900 would be the bottom line. Then I mentioned i had my LB replaced last year for $310 due to the KNOWN video card issue, and most importantly there are no physical damages on on my computer back then, whcih means i'm eligible for the refund policy, also I stated an issue I posted here [URL] then she agreed to reduce the quote to $600, so what do u guys think, is it worth going for it?

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OS X :: Logic Board Replaced - Time Machine Doesn't Recognize Old Backup?

Dec 31, 2008

Had to have the logic board in my Mac Pro replaced due to faulty audio input jack.

Time machine backs up to an external drive (DROBO array).

When I brought the machine back home, time machine does not recognize the old backup (last backup never) and doesn't have room to backup a new system because the old TM files take up most of the drivespace.

Is there a way to "force" time machine to accept an old TM backup file? I don't want to delete everything and start again. I assume this is because the logic board (motherboard) was replaced.

Note that the system drive and all internal hard drives were not modified, and the OS was not reinstalled or anything like that.

One other item: the tech forgot to run some software at apple and my machine currently has no serial number (about this mac...) assigned. They are sending out a tech to fix this - does time machine back up based on serial number?

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MacBook Pro :: IOS 7.1 / Slot Loading Super Drive Or Optical Drive?

Jun 5, 2014

My slot leading super drive has just quit ejecting the cd inside.  I tried 5 different ways to eject it but none work.

MacBook Pro (13-inch Mid 2010), iOS 7.1

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MacBook :: Drive Can Be Replaced With A SATA Drive?

Mar 5, 2009

I am looking into buying a unibody macbook that has a solid state drive from someone. I was wondering if the drive can be replaced with a SATA drive. It has a 128Gig drive in it and just wanted to know if I had to shell out a boatload of cash to upgrade to a larger drive.

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MacBook :: CD Drive Replaced, New One Won't Burn CDs?

Jan 9, 2009

I have a 1.8 core duo macbook, which previously had a CD-RW drive that stopped reading audio CDs, so I had it replaced under my warranty at John Lewis. It was replaced with a MATSHITA DVD-R UJ-857 and I got it back yesterday, so I was pretty happy that I can now burn DVDs. Only problem is, I just found out that I can't burn CDs with this new drive!

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MacBook Air :: Without Super-drive How To Get Pages On MBA?

Oct 31, 2008

Ok I still have my iworks cd from when I bought the MB. Im thinking of getting the MBA tomorrow possibly. without buying a superdrive how could I get iworks onto the MBA. if I brought it with me could they just do it at the store?

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Feb 25, 2009

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MacBook Air :: Can Super Drive Work With Old One

May 26, 2012

I have an old black Macbook (about 6 years old, with all of the recent downloads, etc.). I am going to get a Mac Air Book and I wanted, before I bought the Mac Air Book, to try out the external Super Drive with my old MacBook (which is working fine for burning and reading CDS and DVDS) ... I plugged in the USB cable of my brand new Super Drive to my old MacBook but when I inserted the blank CD into the slot of the external Super Drive, the CD was not taken up by the SuperDrive. It went in perhaps 95 - 98% of the way but did not "take hold" the way I suspected it would.  I know that I don't need this Super Drive for my old MacBook but I wanted to see if it would work with it .. in anticipation for getting the Mac Air Book.  Does this mean that I have a defective Super Drive ? Or does it mean that it will only work with a MacAir Book ... or what ? I am sure there are some easy answers. Or should I force the CD harder into the Super Drive ? 

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MacBook Pro :: Replaced Hard Drive In It Still Not Working?

Feb 9, 2012

Last week the hard drive crashed (or so I assumed) on my late 2009 13" Mac-book Pro.I was getting the blinking folder icon at startup. After trying to boot in safe mode and several other start-up options, I booted from an OSX install disk and found that the drive wasn't appearing in the Disk Utility - this, and the fact that I had been running it at very high capacity for far too long is what led me to assume it was utterly dead.So I ordered a new drive, a WD Scorpio Blue 500GB, and installed it today. Again booting from the OSX install disk, I went to the disk utility (thinking I would format the drive before installing the OS), but new drive wasn't there either.Assuming I installed the new drive correctly (it was pretty straightforward), this is leading me to assume that I was wrong with my diagnosis.

MacBook Pro, Mac OS X (10.7.3)

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MacBook Pro :: Replaced Optical Drive Now It Will Not Boot Up?

May 22, 2012

I bought a second hand Mac Book Pro A1150 model.  It did not have an optical drive so I bought one, installed it and now my Mac Book will not boot up.  When I take the drive out the Mac Book boots up fine.  I was told that the optical drive although used was tested and work when it was shipped out. Is it common for a possible defective optical drive to casue a Mac Book pr to not boot up or does this sound like an issue with the optical drive cable, or possibly the logic board?

MacBook Pro, MAc Book Pro A1150

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MacBook :: Super Drive Not Play Audio CDs

Aug 12, 2009

The last couple of months my 2 year old white Macbook does not read audio cd's anymore. Once in a while it will load one, most of the time the first after a restart, but after that every audio cd will be ejected after several attempts of my superdrive to load the cd. Data cd and dvd's play just fine, and cd-r's can also be burned, no problems there.

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MacBook Pro :: Retina Display And USB Super-drive?

Jun 19, 2012

Just wanted to let everyone know I had to update Mac OSX to be able to use the superdrive on the new macbook pro retina display.  Before that it would show me what was on the disk but I couldn't access it.  Even after I updated it I had to browse through finder to find the drive to be able to run what was on the disk, as it didn't pop up automatically. 

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MacBook :: Replaced Hard Drive With A Larger - Can't Load OS?

Jul 22, 2009

iBook, G4 12", 1.2 GHz

This old unit needed a bigger hard drive, so a friend gave me a Hitachi 60 GB drive he didn't need and I installed it. He told me that it was formatted for MS-DOS and that I would need to reformat it for Mac OS. I'm pretty sure that I did accomplish that using Disk Utilities in the Installer program.

I put a OS 10.4 install disk in and tried to boot from it. My problem is I'm getting a screen alert that says, "This software cannot be loaded on this computer." I can either restart (what good is that?) or go to "Startup Disk" where I choose the install disk (or Network Startup) and click on Restart. Then I choose English as the main language and bang! - right back to the wonderful, "This software cannot be loaded on this computer."

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MacBook :: Replaced Hard Drive And Laptop Will Not Boot Up

Jun 20, 2012

It's running the drive, but nothing happens. Replaced hard drive and laptop will not boot up. I've changed it before so I know I've installed it correctly.

MacBook, Mac OS X (10.6.8)

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MacBook Pro :: Replaced Logic Board Now CD Drive Not Working

Jun 27, 2012

06 Macbook Pro. Replaced the Logic Board. Now the CD Drive doesn't work and there's a cd stuck in it! Not under warranty. Outside party replaced the part.

MacBook Pro, Mac OS X (10.6.8)

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MacBook Air :: Install VMWARE Vista Without Super Drive?

Feb 26, 2008

I have VMWARE and Vista ultimate full edition and do NOT have a super drive. Any ideas on how to go about getting Vista to work in VMWARE because it is not recognizing the disc via "Remote Disc" feature

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MacBook Air :: VMware Fusion With Windows XP Without Super Drive?

May 13, 2008

I do NOT have the superdrive and would like to install windows XP pro on my MBA with VMware Fusion. I've tried making .dmg, .iso, & .cdr images of the windows XP disc but i'm having NO luck with Fusion recognizing the disc image. When I create the new Virtual Machine I select "use disc image" and point to the appropriate disc image file. I keep getting a "no bootable device" error from fusion.

Can somebody who has successfully installed windows on an MBA without using a superdrive give me the step by step instructions you used...I'm getting pretty annoyed at this point.

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MacBook Pro :: External DVD Enclosure That Works With Super Drive?

Jul 1, 2010

Okay so I'm thinking of putting a Intel SSD in my MacBook Pro 13" as soon the next generation is launched thus removing the SuperDrive in order to fit both drives. I haven't used it a lot of times but a few times I do need it and that's why I'm now asking this question.

What external DVD enclosure will work with the MBP SuperDrive if any and how will i eject the DVDs. I'm not going to shell out a 100 bucks plus shipping to Sweden for the MCE Optibay so that's out of question, however cheaper ebay alternative that ships to Sweden with reasonable shipping is okay.

Also while I'm here. I've been thinking about upgrading to 8GB ram kit however a friend of mine told me any ddr3 sodimm ram won't work which sounds weird but to be safe I'm asking if that's true? I'm thinking of buying a Corsair 8GB(2x4GB) 1333MHz kit.

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MacBook Pro :: Format Replaced Hard Drive - No History Of Backup

Jul 17, 2009

I just replaced my hard drive today. I booted it up and went to disk utilities to format it and all of that. When I finished I went to restore system from back up and plugged in my external hard drive and the computer said there was no history of back up from Time Machine. This was strange because before I formated the hard drive and tried to restore the information, it recognized that there was back up information. I decided I would re-install the os and try again.

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MacBook Pro :: Replaced Hard Drive, Still Get Question Mark Folder?

Apr 18, 2012

About a week ago, my MacBook Pro started freezing and getting the spinning wheel. When this happens, the computer is unresponsive. So, I will turn it off and on reboot, but all I get is the question mark folder. The weird thing is that sometime it will boot right up, but sometimes it wont. Even when it does boot, it only works for about 5 minutes, and then the spinning wheel occurs again. So, I bought a new hard drive, installed it and reinstalled the operating system.

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MacBook Pro :: Stripped 3.3mm Phillips Screw Holding Super Drive

Jul 20, 2010

So I was taking apart my MBP to reapply thermal paste on the chips and I accidentally stripped one of the screws holding the super drive to the chassis. It is a 3.3mm Phillips screw that is on the bottom right of the super drive if you are facing the screen when it is upright. The screw is heavily stripped as looks nothing like a + now. Does anyone have any ideas as to what I can do to remove it without damaging the rest of my MBP? I have 3 sets of high precision tools and they all are having a hard time with the screws on my MBP. My local Apple store was nice enough to order some new screws for me which i will be getting in a few days.

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MacBook Pro :: Super-drive Plays DVDs But Won't Read Software

May 21, 2012

I am trying to restore my MacBook Pro, but when i insert the OS install disc, it just spins and spins and spins, tells me the disc is blank, and ejects it. I tried using other installation discs (MS Office, Adobe Creative Suite, Final Cut),and had the exact same result. My drive will play DVDs without any problems. What do you suppose is wrong? I have tried resetting the PRAM and SMC to no avail.

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MacBook :: Use Super Drive From Other Computer To Burn IDVD Project?

Jun 19, 2014

I have an iDVD project on an older macbook without a superdrive. The iDVD project is complete, but I can't burn the dvd. I also have a newer macbook with a superdrive. Is there a way to connect the 2 computers together so that I can use the super drive from the other computer to burn the iDVD project?

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MacBook Pro :: Blinking Question Mark Folder (Already Replaced Hard Drive)

Apr 25, 2012

On Sunday night I found my macbook pro ("13, mid 2010, refurbished) in a frozen state a few seconds after waking it from sleep. So I did a forced restart and then my macbook wouldn't boot (blinking question mark folder). I troubleshooted with the OSX Install DVD on my own before taking it to the Genius Bar (disk utility & TDM could not find the hard drive), and we both came to the conclusion that I should install a new drive. So yesterday I bought a new drive, did a fresh OSX install and managed to migrate all of my info from my presumed damaged drive to the new one. Everything went smoothly and the computer was in working order all night. That is until this morning when I shut it down before bringing it to work. On my lunch break I decided to fire up my newly upgraded macbook only to find that it once again would not boot, still with the blinking question mark folder. I also tested to see if I have faulty RAM and it doesn't look like it (unless both sticks are fried).

MacBook Pro (13-inch Mid 2010)

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PowerPC :: Hard Drive Spins And Super Drive Make Noise - No Boot Up

Jan 7, 2010

My friend gave me his old Apple cube G4 + 15" Cinema display in like 1000 pieces. Its completely teared apart. I tried a lot, but it doesn't work. The original IDE cable wasn't included, so I bought one for 2 cents. It should work or not? Maybe the powersupply. I'm not sure. I don't believe actually that the hardware itself, like the motherboard is broken. When everything is into place and I connect the cube to the powersupply it boots immediately. I don't have to do anything. Harddrive spins and the superdrive makes some noise as well. This repeats itself every 5 seconds. The screen is connected and gets power through DVI, but no display. Both the cube and display have touch enabled buttons to switch it on, but they do not respond (I guess).. Motherboard gives 2 light. DS1 is green, DS2 is red.

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MacBook Pro :: Super-drive Makes A Loud Noise When Startup New 15"?

Apr 5, 2012

Just got a brand new macbook pro, and eve since I first started it up it has made this weird noise right before the start up audio. i have done some research and i have found out that there are two superdrives that apple puts into their macbooks and that one is louder then the other, but this was back in 2009. should apple have fixed that through out all these years. what should i do?

MacBook Pro, Mac OS X (10.7.2)

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MacBook Pro :: Super Drive Failing To Read The Discs And Ejecting Them Within 30 Seconds

Dec 7, 2014

The Super Drive on my MBP seems to be completely busted, whenever I try to read a DVD or CD it takes the disc in, spins it around a couple of times and then ejects it again without ever coming up with any options as to what to do with the disc. Discs don't appear in Finder either. It's obviously failing to read the discs and ejecting them within 30 seconds. 

Now I've searched for a solution and as a result I've reset the NVRAM to no avail, and also tried using a CD lens cleaner but that seemed to have no effect either, I guess maybe as it got ejected within just 30 seconds as every other disc does. 

The next solution I've found online is to delete Finder's preference files. The files I'm supposed to delete are "" and", however neither of these files appear to exist on my computer.  

I remember discovering the fault while my MBP was still in warranty but I rarely use the Super Drive so totally forgot about it and it's now out of warranty

MacBook Pro, OS X Mavericks (10.9.1)

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MacBook Pro :: Super Drive Unable To Read Discs / Makes Clicking Noise

Nov 8, 2010

I've been using this MBP since 2007, and, it's starting to fail me. I was using an external hdd on it since the internal one crashed, and, then the external one crashed. I just purchased a 250gig hdd which fits perfectly in my Macbook, but, now I have another issue that's been pressing me for some time that didn't bother me at all until now when I need to install Snow Leopard;

My Super Drive isn't reading discs at all, and, it's making this scary crackling noise. I uploaded a video on youtube of me putting 2 discs in it, 1 with content (World of Warcraft: The Frozen Throne) and the other without content (Just a blank CD).

Before I link the video, I'd like to note that I am apparently amazed by the laser seeing as how I point to it and make a note of it ._. URL

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