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Superdrive Update 2.1 killed drive

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Cards1 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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Jun 27, 2007 7:22 PM
I updated my superdrive using the 2.1 update and now my drive does not work at all. Anyone have a solution?

Macbook Pro 2.33   Mac OS X (10.4.10)  
  • Francisco Aldecoa Calculating status...
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    Jun 27, 2007 8:10 PM (in response to Cards1)
    The same happened with me, I can read DVD's but no CD's...

    Fix?

    Francisco
    Powerbook 17 1Ghz, Mac OS X (10.4.10)
  • frankblaq Calculating status...
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    Jun 27, 2007 8:54 PM (in response to Cards1)
    Same here, SuperDrive is non-responsive,hope someone drops an answer soon.
    MacBook Pro 2.33, Mac OS X (10.4.10)
  • andjeorz Calculating status...
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    Jun 27, 2007 9:00 PM (in response to Cards1)
    I'm also having a similar issue with the firmware update.

    Luckly, I was able to complete the update and use the drive (knock-on-wood) but now I get a pop up saying "there's no drive to update" everytime I start up the mbp. How will one get rid of it? - It's quite annoying.

    AR
    mbp15 2.16ghz c2d, Mac OS X (10.4.10)
  • Ricktoronto Level 6 Level 6 (11,550 points)
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    Jun 27, 2007 9:09 PM (in response to andjeorz)
    See if the updater is set to startup each time the mac does and disable that if the update is done.
    G5 Dual 2.5 3GB RAM, G4 Dual 1.25 2GB, MacPro 15 3 GB RAM, Mac OS X (10.4.8), iPod 80GB Video, EYE TV 250, Parallels and Win XP SP2 on MacBook Pro
  • andjeorz Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Jun 27, 2007 9:35 PM (in response to Ricktoronto)
    Thanks for the quick response. Surely it worked.

    As one might have guessed, I'm practically new to Mac OS since the most recent OS which I'm familiar with is OS 9.2 (dated back from 7.1). And I'm catching up to the OSX but it is quite remarkable so far.

    Thanks again!!
  • Junipero XVII Calculating status...
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    Jun 28, 2007 5:54 AM (in response to Cards1)
    I haven't found a solution either. After the update, it won't read my burned CD of a certain brand but can read other brands. It used to be able to read it; I burned hundreds of pictures to those CD-Rs before. Now I can't access my pictures on the disk!!!

    MacBook Pro C2D   Mac OS X (10.4.10)   Black 30Gig iPod
  • zoberg Calculating status...
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    Jun 28, 2007 6:44 AM (in response to Ricktoronto)
    How do you get rid of this item at startup?
    MacBook Pro, Mac OS X (10.4.9), Core Duo
  • hopkapi Level 2 Level 2 (150 points)
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    Jun 28, 2007 12:29 PM (in response to Cards1)
    Same here, mine won't even accept a disc despite the drive showing up in System Profiler and iTunes. I called AppleCare and was told that I'd need to take it to an Apple store/service centre to get it fixed.
    MacBook Pro, Mac OS X (10.4.10)
  • joebiggs Level 1 Level 1 (45 points)
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    Jun 28, 2007 12:51 PM (in response to Cards1)
    i was actually able to import cd's that would import prior. sorry to hear that some of you are having issues.
    15' mbp 2.16 intel core 2 duo, Mac OS X (10.4.10)
  • ScooterMc Calculating status...
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    Jun 28, 2007 3:49 PM (in response to Cards1)
    My drive appears to be working great, but I did have the dialog box every startup. Here is how I fixed it:

    Go to System Preferences: Accounts: Login Items

    You should see it listed there. Select it and his the "minus" sign at the bottom. It should be gone and never bother you again.
    MacBook Pro C2D, Mac OS X (10.4.10)
  • UltraNEO* Calculating status...
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    Jun 28, 2007 4:32 PM (in response to Cards1)
    I updated my superdrive using the 2.1 update and now
    my drive does not work at all. Anyone have a
    solution?


    Curious.
    If your system worked perfectly fine before,why would you want to update it? What are you expecting the unit to do after an update, which you wasn't able to do before? Are you expecting it to grow wings, allowing you to burn, rip, read faster?
    MacBook Pro (SR), Mac OS X (10.4.9), Glossy/2.2Ghz/4Gb/160Gb @ 7200rpm (hey!! still need more space!!)
  • wilson 82 Level 1 Level 1 (10 points)
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    Jun 28, 2007 4:37 PM (in response to UltraNEO*)
    Why not update when one is released? It's usually to make something better/"more compatible".
    MBP, Mac OS X (10.4.8), 1.83GHz 15.4" 2GB
  • UltraNEO* Level 2 Level 2 (180 points)
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    Jun 28, 2007 4:55 PM (in response to wilson 82)
    I don't think everyone needs the update cause it'll generally fix something which affects you, as a user. Such as problems accessing DL DVD's, compatibility with a certain brand, speed or something else, then yeah by means do try the update.

    But if your not experiencing any such problems, then there's absolutely no point upgrading, as for every update there is a slim chance something can go wrong; esp firmware updates. Sure Apple can replace the Unit, but you'll be without your system for xx days/weeks. Get my drift?
    MacBook Pro (SR), Mac OS X (10.4.9), Glossy/2.2Ghz/4Gb/160Gb @ 7200rpm (hey!! still need more space!!)
  • Jmagic Calculating status...
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    Jun 29, 2007 5:38 AM (in response to Cards1)
    This Happened to my machine to, I then installed 10.4.10 and its all working perfectly again!?

    Must be something in the software?
    Macbook Pro 1.83 DC 2 Gig, Mac OS X (10.4.10), PowerMac G5 2Gig DC 2 GB 160/250Gb
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