1 Reply Latest reply: Jan 17, 2011 7:33 PM by Alwill
Tony Politano Level 1 Level 1 (85 points)
is there a way to test the hardware integrity of the DVD drive on my iMac like you do with verifying a hard drive? Drive has been acting strange (lots of stop/starts ) when using Mac the Ripper.

Macbook Unibody 2009 /G4 1.8/ 1G / 200G : Sawtooth Media Server / iPhone 3G, Mac OS X (10.6.4), iPod Mini :TiVo S2 240G : Tivo HD: Retired Apple II/e: 2 Blueberry G3's
  • Alwill Level 1 Level 1 (10 points)
    Use your install disc that came with your Mac and do a Hardware Test (restart the computer and hold down the D key). Suggest you run it from the DVD itself and run through the entire Hardware Test. I'm pretty sure it tests the optical drive and if so, may report something.

    Note: ripping a DVD can be quite a mechanical chore on an optical drive.