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Mac Book Pro upgrade

by snaps042 / April 29, 2013 3:46 PM PDT

Hiall,

I have a MacBook Pro running OS X 10.5.8 and I am trying to upgrade it to 10.6.

My optical device is a standard read/write (HL-DT-ST-DVDRW GSA-S10N) but will not read any discs inserted. The disc goes it, spins for a short while and then gets ejected.

Do you think this is a majort problem or it it 'fixable' running disk utility or another programme?

Thanks in advance for your help.

snaps

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Usually a dirty lens or a failed drive.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / April 29, 2013 4:07 PM PDT
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Ask if the usual USB DVDRW drive can be used.
Bob

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If this is a failed drive,
by mrmacfixit Forum moderator / April 29, 2013 9:46 PM PDT
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then an external USB Optical drive will work for you, as Bob mentioned

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by snaps042 / April 30, 2013 4:49 PM PDT

Thank you both ... will look into it.

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