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Mac Pro DVD drive flaky

167 Views 1 Reply Latest reply: Nov 19, 2012 8:23 PM by Grant Bennet-Alder RSS
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Nov 19, 2012 7:36 PM

My Mac Pro 2006 DVD (Sony D-150A) drive is being flaky--it will read replicated CDs & DVDs, read and burn CDRs, but not DVDRs of any kind--video, data, + or - media. I can record DVD data/media, it just won't play back. Anyone else experience this particular issue? Wondering if a lens cleaning disc will do the trick, or if I should just can it. Seems that ATAPI drives are becoming difficult to find--anyone know if a generic drive will work, or do I have to invest in a "Mac" only drive?


Any suggestions will be appreciated!

Mac Pro, Mac OS X (10.6.8)
  • Grant Bennet-Alder Level 8 Level 8 (48,110 points)
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    Nov 19, 2012 8:23 PM (in response to bithedz)

    Cleaner discs are so cheap, it is definitely worth a shot.


    If no joy, look at OWC/macsales for a reasonably priced IDE/ATA drive that works in your Mac.

    Mac Pro (Early 2009), Mac OS X (10.6.8), & Server, PPC, & AppleTalk Printers


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