Mid 2006 / model number A1181 / black or white case / 1.83 or 2.0 GHz Intel Core Duo processor.

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cd drive still dosent work after cleaning

Hi I have a Macbook with a malfuntion cd drive. It just spit the cd out again after 10-20 sec.

I have replaced the cd drive with a similar one without luck.

both drives seem to have the same problem.

I opened one of the drives and cleaned the laser

with alcohol. still no luck.

I only succeeded to get the drive to load few cd's, which both have been leopard installation cd's

Anybody have any ideas?


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Without being able to test the machine directly it is hard to tell if there is a extended problem with the drive or if it is the disks. If it were me I would be changing the drive out with a known good one. iFix it does sell used drives for your machine.

see: http://www.ifixit.com/Mac-Parts/MacBook-...

Here is the install instructions: MacBook Core Duo Optical Drive Cable Replacement

This is based on the fact you say it does read the Leopard install disks and not so much others.

Good luck

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