To start the conversation again, simply ask a new question. Others say that the drive will no longer accept disks at all. The computer however was shutting down and I could not stop it. This summary was very helpful. The updater will launch automatically when the installation is complete. Solutions Offered — Despite ongoing debate over the causes of the problems, many solutions have been proposed. Share Facebook Twitter Reddit.

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Same problem as seemingly countless others. The screen is completely dark and does not react although I removed the batery and power cord.

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One user reports that he can no longer read his own burned CDs if they are of one specific brand. For detailed information about this update, please visit this website: 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 Snow Jj.

Nice write-up here with pictures of much of what I’ve just described No way to treat us fanboys. In his particular case, a MacBook Pro began having difficulty reading all kinds of optical discs shortly after its warranty expired.


I tried Simon Schmitt’s odd possible solution with the international system prefs and it did not work. The first drive jj replaced, but the problem persisted. Thanks for your matshira summary of that apple thread.

Repetitive spin up attempts occur with associated quiet clicking noises. I have tried lowering the burn speed down to 4x. User profile for user: Or it might be a single problem with a variety of triggers, leading to variable symptoms and start dates. I’ve decided the iMac doesn’t like being opened. The end result is I now have a completely non-functioning Superdrive. Firmware matehita, however, are a tricky business. I’ve been using Macs exlusively since the 80s.

SuperDrive Firmware Update (#2): Successes, failures, repeating dialog – CNET

Download the standalone updater. It mwtshita been problematic since new. It is a widespread problem, and nothing to do with Snow Leopard since I haven’t gone there yet. No similar apps have been recommended yet.

The Costs and ease of repair out way the few niceities that the Mac provides. Reply Helpful Thread reply – more options Link to this Post. Successes, failures, repeating dialog Sign in to comment Be respectful, keep it civil and stay on topic. As of this writing, that thread now contains over messages and has been viewed over 30, times.


This has been a problem not only with Superdrives.

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With the enclosed CD slot of the macbooks, I matshitaa see how dust buildup could cause problems. Another thread on SuperDrive problems that Apple has marked “Answered”, but it hasn’t been answered at all: Affected disc types vary: Discussion threads can be closed at any time at our discretion.

Everyone here knows that it is a problem. Apple does not make it clear what other models of optical drive, if any, require the update. 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.

Growing equally rapidly is matsnita dissatisfaction with Apple by those of us so afflicted.