How to diagnose an internal optical drive that has quit working?
The internal optical drive has quit accepting and mounting discs of all types - it will take one in, then just eject it after a few seconds. The disc image never shows on desktop, and no software will recognize it.
The optical drive ("superdrive") is an
OPTIARC DVD RW AD-5680H:
Firmware Revision: 3AHB
Burn Support: Yes (Apple Shipping Drive)
and is shown by the system as "grayed out".
I want to replace the drive with a second HDD, but hesitate to buy the parts before knowing why it shows this problem!
I need to know the bay wiring and controller interface are okay...
All help would be appreciated!!
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