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Original post by: Björn ,


Optical Drive not doing anything


I have a MacBook 7,1 (mid 2010) and it has an internal optical drive.  However, when I try to put a CD into it, I can just move it around and  the drive does not do anything. It doesn't block the CD, but also  doesn't try to pull it in or make any noise.

It also seems like my Mac doesn't recognize the optical drive at all;  it isn't listed anywhere and system info -> burn disks says it  couldn't find any drive for it. As said, the drive does absolutely nothing.

Any solutions for this? Is it a software problem, or will a replacement drive work? Or is it something with the logic board?

Resetting the SMC doesn't help.


MacBook Unibody Model A1342