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I also tried burning a disc in Roxio Toast 8 at 4x and got the following error, “Drive Error: If only Apple or any manufacturer would offer the honest level of practical detail and candor that your article provides. I’ll now have to save money to buy a cheap Dell as a backup computer. To start the conversation again, simply ask a new question. One user reports that he can no longer read his own burned CDs if they are of one specific brand.

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One 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 mtashita CD this time.

Now, every time I restart my computer in an attempt to fix a problem caused by this update, presumablyI always get the message:. So it appears that Apple?

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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. When he moved the same external drive to a Windows machine, it worked fine. And I suspect most us are not just one-time Apple consumers. I specifically asked the Genius if this was a common problem and was told “absolutely not”.

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The Costs and ease of repair out way the few niceities that the Mac provides. I live in a rural area, far away from Apple repair service. Over on the Apple Discussions list, some users are complaining that the update made things worse. Look at the forums at how many peoples Superdrive’s fail and at the difficulty in replacing. Upon return it was fine.

I am affected by this problem too. 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.

This update works with the following EFI updates:. One user over on Apple? Ask a question Reset.

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Only after I broke its connector to the motherboard did I realize the Superdrive sits in a snap-in plastic carrier and would have been easy to replace if I’d known that. I have tried lowering the burn speed down to 4x.

In iTunes I get the error, “The attempt to burn a disc failed. You can add your suggestions to the right.

Don’t show this again. The screen is completely dark and does not react although I removed the batery and power cord. Firmware upgrades, however, are a tricky business. This led him to start a thread describing the problem in the Apple Support Discussion forums.


Below is a list of fixes suggested by forum users, all of which offer unpredictable degrees of success or failure. I have lost both Superdrive and external lacie DL burning.

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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.

She said, “Mom, I’ve had to have three drives replaced! I have a feeling that even the people that are successful with using lower burn speeds and different media, the fact is, these SuperDrives are not of the best quality and are starting to fail. I’ve decided the iMac doesn’t like being opened. I think Apple is being stupid on purpose. Suggest other similar software suggested. Another thread on SuperDrive problems mathita Apple has marked “Answered”, but it hasn’t been answered at all:.

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