Currently Being ModeratedOct 5, 2012 1:32 PM (in response to WashingtonJoe)
I have this same problem with my Mac Mini (2010), and have yet to find a solution.
Currently Being ModeratedDec 10, 2012 2:34 PM (in response to WashingtonJoe)
Any updates on what happened? I have the same problem with my macbook pro..
Currently Being ModeratedDec 10, 2012 2:59 PM (in response to koalacanth)
You will need your Snow Leopard Install DVD to Revert back to Snow Leopard, if you dont have it, call Applecare and purchase one for $19.99
Currently Being ModeratedJan 4, 2013 5:47 PM (in response to WashingtonJoe)
Has there been a fix to this problem? Since upgrading to Mountion Lion the superdrive on my MacBook pro starts and stops when reading CD's or DVD's.
Currently Being ModeratedJan 12, 2013 8:00 AM (in response to terrysky13)
At first, I wanted to add Quantal Quetzal to an external HDD to my dual boot of ML and W7. I already had the iso burned from a previous install to my netbook. I popped in the disc, and it whirred, then made a weird soft and fast clicking noise. To my dismay, I thought it was out of commission after reading forums like this. But, I could hear the drive powering up, as normal, after each reboot. I tried everything mentioned in all the support forums, and nothing seemed to work. But then I saw one thread where a guy suggested doing a cold boot after powering down completely and disconnecting the power source for a couple of minutes (I just powered down my MacBook (late 2009 model) overnight and powered back on in the morning), and presto! The drive worked! I don't believe there's anything wrong with the OS or hardware, other than perhaps something in the BIOS needed the cold boot to sync the DVD drive, again. Until I read that post, I had been doing warm reboots.
Anyways, I hope this helps with getting the drive to work. I also have Windows 7 Ultimate dual booted with Bootcamp. First attempt in Windows failed, but now that it's working in ML, will try again in W7.