Model A1224 / Mid 2007 and Early 2008 / 2, 2.4, or 2.66 GHz Core 2 Duo processor

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superdrive does not appear in system profiler

inserted a music cd into the superdrive and nothing happened. When I go to the system profiler, under disc burning it says there is no burning device and under ATA drives the superdrive is not listed.

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Try starting up with the mouse button held down. This should eject the disk. It sounds like the drive has totally failed. Let me know if it ejects and then recheck it in system profiler. We'll discuss options it it still doesn't show up.

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Thanks. tried that, still no optical device in system profiler


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iFixit has detailed instructions for tear down and how to open up an optical drive.

Not sure as to how comfortable you are with being a 'do it yourselfer' but my limited dealings with computer stores is that their technicians are not more competent than I am.

With the correct tools (Lowe’s has some 8-1 tool kits for the flat/Phillips head screwdrivers (#1, #0, #00 and #000) as well Torx 8-1 tool kits) and a little fearless attitude, you can do nearly all replacements/repairs yourself.

Will definitely need a grounding wrist band to shunt off any static (CRITICAL) and plastic ‘pry tool’ (like spudger, I use a Tupperware orange peeler). A soft pad to lay the computer on while working on it.

AND read the instructions at least twice BEFORE starting.

Piece of cake….(grin)

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