Won`t burn DVD/CD. Trouble reading CD , not music DVD

Memory : 4 GB 667 Mhz DDR2 SDRAM



1) New Music CD `s : throws it out! Old CD music throws it out! Same CD`s works ok with normal CD player.

2) Music DVD play well! Strange!

3) Software : Simply Burn version 428.

Find the DVD (for example Verbatim 8X DVD+ R DL). Says 7.96 free. ) Starts burning. It stops. Says finished.

4) Packard DVD-R 1-4x Speed, 4,7 GB. Throws it out.

4) Check with disk tool : says MATSHITA is ok.

5) Can I repair ?

6) Buy a new internal DVD driver ?

7) Difficut to change?

8) Will not take CD Laser Lens Cleaner (Dry System). It Used to do that some time ago.

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Replacing an optical drive is a moderately difficult DIY task. AFIK there are no DIY repairs for a damaged optical drive.

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Unibody 8x SATA SuperDrive (Pre-Mid 2009)


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It is common for SuperDrives to stop reading certain discs while reading others perfectly. This is due to CDs and DVDs using different lasers. In my experience, replacing the drive is the most reliable way to fix this issue. It is moderately difficult for an inexperienced technician, but for a seasoned technician it should be a fairly easy replacement. The SuperDrive suggested by machead3 is incorrect, that is for the late 2008 and later. The A1261 uses a 12.7mm PATA SuperDrive. A link to the replacement steps are here

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