I suspect these small SuperDrives built into 1″ thick MacBooks Pros are quite simply of poor quality. This summary was very helpful. I just upgraded the superdrive firmware don? Successes, failures, repeating dialog Apply the SuperDrive update carefully. Take special care to avoid interruptions. Be respectful, keep it civil and stay on topic. Discussion threads can be closed at any time at our discretion.

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I have lost both Superdrive and external lacie DL burning. 85e equally rapidly is the dissatisfaction with Apple by those of us so afflicted. CNET’s best of Truth is we won’t know if this is a single problem with a single solution until such time as Apple first admits the problem exists and then begins some effort to correct it!

I feel like I have never seen the BUG problems snow leopard is pushing out, it’s like apple is either putting out scrub fires or not saying anything, this has to be a PR nightmare for them Be respectful, keep it civil and stay on topic.

SuperDrive Firmware Update 2.1 (#2): Successes, failures, repeating dialog

matehita When these problems start happening for users varies as well. Solutions Offered — Despite ongoing debate over the causes of the problems, many solutions have been proposed.

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. I’ve decided the iMac doesn’t matshitz being opened. Check out this Apple thread Roach motel, put them in, wouldn’t come out. If only Apple or any manufacturer would offer the honest level of practical detail and candor that your article provides.


matwhita So it appears that Apple? 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. When he moved the same external drive to a Windows machine, it worked fine. The update was 857w running! Or it might be a single problem with a variety of triggers, leading to variable symptoms and start dates. Because the alert was blocked and I assumed the firmware updater was simply installed on my computer not actually running I clicked on the Restart button.

I’ve been using Macs exlusively since the 80s.

And the TV for movies. I passed on their matshitq, bought a new drive off eBay and installed it myself at a significantly lower cost. 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. It has been problematic since new.

After discussing the problem with my daughter, who attends a college where the art school supplies Macbooks for their students, her comment to me was eye-opening.

Look at the forums at how many peoples Superdrive’s fail and at the difficulty in replacing. The systems range in age from early to late Another thread on SuperDrive problems that Apple has marked “Answered”, but it hasn’t uh answered at all: Below is a list of fixes suggested by forum users, all of which offer unpredictable degrees of success or failure.


It’s a slap in the face of each of us as consumers that Apple continues to turn a blind eye to this problem. You can use the disk image copy later, if necessary, to create a new system installer that operates from an external hard drive.

When a drive failed me on my PCi bought a new one pulled old one out and slapped the new one it was a very simple and relatively cheap process compared to getting My iMac fixed. The end result is I now have a completely non-functioning Superdrive. It appears that after the firmware update, the optical drive? Symptoms and Variables — These SuperDrive-related problems evince a few common symptoms: 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 Leopard.

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