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Optical Drive doesnt work

I keep getting an error message when trying to burn a disc from iTunes. Something to the effect that the disc is not recognized. Then the cd gets spit out of the machine. Took it into a mac store and they said we needed a new optical drive. I'm looking for a suggestion for which drive to use. Thanks

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The optical drive may only need a laser lens cleaning. Before buying a new one you could take it out of the machine, open it, dust it off with compressed air and clean the laser lens with isopropyl alcohol.

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Aren't there like cleaner disks too you can stick in there?

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Sure but manual job is always better.

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Gentlemen..thank you both for your responses. I've sent a disc cleaner thru it several times..still does not work proper. I'll look into the drive you suggested. Thanks again.

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