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Mac Pro superdrive problem

by paulwatson / March 19, 2012 7:51 AM PDT

I have a Mac Pro 2.66g dual core intel running 10.4.11.
I can put a disc into the superdrive, but it is not reading the disc. Can't even hear the disc spinning up. Can't find the driver for it to check it out. I'm afraid this is a hardware issue (not want I really want to hear), but would like to know if there is some way with software to check it out.

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Not really
by Jimmy Greystone / March 19, 2012 9:48 AM PDT

Not really. Best thing you can do, is just find like a commercially pressed CD or DVD that is still in very good condition and put it into the drive, see what happens.

Some people have claimed success with lens cleaners and even repairing permissions, but odds are this is a bad drive, since optical drives do go bad pretty often. Good news is, on a Mac Pro you can put in pretty much any IDE optical drive you want, and it'll work just fine, so it doesn't need to be an expensive repair.

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Listen to Jimmy!
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / March 19, 2012 10:16 AM PDT
In reply to: Not really

After replacing so many drives that I will never reveal just how many, the bottom line is that we keep spares on hand for this issue.

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Mac pro superdrive problem
by paulwatson / March 19, 2012 2:23 PM PDT
In reply to: Not really

I seem to recall there being an issue of not using a pioneer superdrive causing problems with DVD studio pro. Is that still an issue?

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