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MacBook Pro Optical Drive Replacement

Hi, I have 2010 Mid MacBook Pro 15" Unibody, and I want to replace optical drive myself. Please help me!!!

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This is a step by step instruction: MacBook Pro 15 Unibody Mid 2010 Optical Drive Replacement

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Are the disk you are using, are they burned CD/DVDs from a PC? Perhaps the CD/DVD is not fully burned. We get CD/DVDs that after sticking them in a PC find out that Nero was used and the finalization part of burn was not executed because they potential were going to add more to the disk.

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SOURCE: CD/DVD optical drive malfunctioning. Invariable performance with reading and ripping CDs. Cannot read DVDs.

upgrade your CD/DVD firmware from MAC website and install it.
if it does same even upgrading driver then most could be problem in optical lens so better taking back in the same place where you bought it from if its still under warranty.

or if its out of warranty then you need to take to Tech so they can fix it for you.

please post back if anything changes and rate all answers.

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SOURCE: optical disc drive malfunction

The optical drive checks the TOC (Table Of Contents) when you insert a disk. If it can't read it, (for any reason), it will eject the disk. This may be due to a dirty laser, or that the laser has failed.
Try using a laser cleaning disk, (these are available from most high street retailers0. If that does'nt cure the problem you will have to get the drive replaced.

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hello, and yes it's surely the optical drive. You will have to change it or plug an external drive to read the disc.

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Check Other World Computing. It's a great company. You can use the 'OWC Upgrade Center' to figure out what drive to get. You plug in your 'books details and it shows you only the drives that will work in your model. It can depend on if its a Unibody etc.

You can install a 1 terabyte in some models. Again, depending on how old and which mode you have.

They also have videos showing how to install drives, iPod batteries and all sorts of usefull stuff...
I've bought a few drives from them. I ordered the wrong one the first time and they took it back and sent me the correct one, no problem.

OWC's address is www.macsales.com

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