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Superdrive acting up

My superdrive no longer accepts burned CDs/DVDs or originals. It just doesn't seem to pull them in. Everything seems to indicate the drive is good. It sounds fine and spins up normal on start up.

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don't underestimate the power of cleaning.

its a bit complex but http://muzso.hu/2008/08/17/how-to-clean-... has a good walkthrough suplemented by an ifixit guide (ofcourse) on how to clean the lens in the superdrive.

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Could be the switch that is triggered when you insert the disk. To confirm you would have to disassemble the computer to take the drive out and check the switch operation with e.g. a multimeter. If faulty, it could just be dirt on the contacts or corrosion.

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Will this work even if it won't pul the disk in? I have cleaned it in the past with great success.

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Tried the cleaning, no luck :(

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I read somewhere that a firmware update for the superdrive created enomolous errors. Is there a way to step back to the original and to block the update? What I get is both of my supperdrives act up in my mac pro. One superdrive refuses all burned disks and kiks em back out. The originals are fine but sometimes i get an error of no software to install like with my i life disk. Second try it installed fine. Same with Leopard install it took two pass to install. First time it ended with clean disk and restart try again. I did not clean anything just restarted and finished the install. Also the other drive I install a burned disk and it thinks I installed a new blank disk and it tells me to format it to burn data disk. Is this some kind of trick to destroy my burned disks?

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