Another user argued in support of a software cause when he found he was unable to mount a disc on his Mac even when using an external optical drive. 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. Thanks for your great summary of that apple thread. If you experience this difficulty, look in your Accounts pane in System Preferences and see if the updater application has listed itself among your Login Items. Some of the other connectors are getting weird.
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Below is a list of fixes suggested by forum users, all magshita which offer unpredictable degrees of success or failure. The last thing you want to do is to disable your internal optical drive, since this may leave you with no way to run your system installer disks in case you need to reinstall the system.
I just upgraded the superdrive firmware don? Discussion threads can be closed at any time at our discretion. Causes Offered — Given these symptoms, users have been putting their heads together, talking with Apple Geniuses, and consulting with other knowledgeable techies to arrive at some possible causes. This led him to start a thread describing the problem in the Apple Support Discussion forums.
The first drive was replaced, but the problem persisted. As of this writing, that thread now contains uuj messages and has been viewed over 30, times. I have lost both Superdrive and external lacie DL burning. I really expected better. I used some SuperDrives often, and some only for System Updates, but they all fail after roughly 18 months.
Solutions Offered — Despite ongoing debate over the causes of the problems, many solutions have been proposed. Months matshiga the Superdrive in my 24″ white Intel iMac late died.
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I can’t believe Apple’s quality has gone down so much that thousands of users have faulty superdrives, and Apple won’t even address the problem. Others say that the drive will no longer accept disks at all. If you use Software Update and there are other updates besides the Superdrive update then the other installer s will block the alert from the Superdrive firmware update that warns not to shut down the computer until the update is completed. Ui number of readers are also reporting a repeated failure of the firmware installer to find an updateable drive:.
Another user argued in support of a software cause when he found he was unable to mount a disc on his Mac even when using an external optical drive. Even if this disk problem has not been identified and cured, to know what hurdles I am facing, and that I am not alone is worth a matshia. 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.
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After suffering a remote install of You can use the disk image copy later, if necessary, to create a new system installer that operates from an external hard drive.
It would eject blank CD-Rs with no message or explanation after whirring for a while. Reader jonrichardson immediately posted a comment that a CD he?
Another thread on SuperDrive problems that Apple has marked “Answered”, but it hasn’t been answered at all:. Summary — While the symptoms and solutions for these issues vary widely, they all revolve around the SuperDrive. I think Apple is being stupid on purpose.
Exploring Widespread SuperDrive Problems
Also annoying was that the replacement drive didn’t fit quite right, because the snap-in carrier replaces the bezel at the mouth of the drive. Those are big numbers for the forums — and in fact a similar thread has garnered more than 19, views — and indicate that Jim is far from the only one experiencing this problem. My problem has been hit or miss. In his matshota case, a MacBook Pro began having difficulty reading all kinds of optical discs shortly after its warranty expired.
It’s a slap in the face of each of us as consumers that Apple continues to turn a blind eye to this problem. Look at the forums at how many peoples Superdrive’s fail and at the difficulty in replacing.
And I suspect most us are not just one-time Apple consumers. This has been a problem not only with Superdrives.