Disk utility successfully burned the disk, it showed up in finder was able to use it, then i ejected it. Last week I bought a replacement internal Superdrive from macsales. Internal Matshita drive is ATA data rate. Share Facebook Twitter Reddit. The updater will launch automatically when the installation is complete. I’ve been watching it for a long time and this article really demonstrates the author spent some time to review the situation before writing the article.

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I’ve checked all my friends’s Macs and they all have Pioneer drives just after my early Imac. I’ve decided the iMac doesn’t like being opened. Please let me know how it goes with the external drive. As you might imagine, there are a variety of suggestions. I live in a rural area, far away from Apple repair service.

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Repetitive spin up attempts occur with associated quiet clicking noises. Look at the forums at how many peoples Superdrive’s fail and at the difficulty in replacing.

Be the first to rate this app and get the discussion started! Sep 27, This summary was very helpful. Oct 8, 2: Apple SuperDrive Firmware Update 3. Typical of the idea of TidBits, your article is “the missing link” in owning a Mac.


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I also tried air cleaner and a disk cleaner. Mashita solution that a Mac representative gave me was to make sure the laptop sorry notebook was on a flat hard surface – this actually seemed to solve my burning DVD dilemma or it could just have been the ‘hit’ time instead of the miss anyways just experienced the problem again but on a CD this time. I feel like I have never seen the BUG problems snow leopard is pushing matwhita, it’s like apple is either putting out scrub fires or not saying anything, this has to be a PR nightmare for them It would be much easier if Apple offered Snow Leopard as a downloadable software.

I too bought an external drive so that I can continue using matshta Imac. If only Apple or any manufacturer would offer the honest level of practical detail and candor that dvf-r article provides. Sep 30, 5: They claim they will take a special look at this problem, but it looks like failed Superdrives are pretty common.

Symptoms and Variables — These SuperDrive-related problems evince a few common symptoms: It works well enough. Called the techs, reset Pram, smc, bought a lens cleaner, blah blah.


This article is an excellent summation of an ongoing and growing problem. Sign in with Facebook or.

I know they worked a year ago. MatSHITa was a lemon.

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For detailed information about this update, please visit this website: This has been a problem not only with Superdrives. I’m pretty handy and had already replaced the iMac’s internal hard drive without any trouble.

A smaller group of users on the forums believe the installation of Snow Leopard is to blame, though many others are quick to point out that these problems have existed long before Dvd–r Leopard. So looking for a simpler, quicker solution for the MB, I wrapped a credit card in a alcohol screen wipe and inserted it into the left front of the slot-load aperture, rubbing it over the parked lens.

I hope someone figures it out and issues an update fix. I really expected better. Sep 28, 9: Now, matsyita not a ‘good’ solution, but its handy when you are short of time