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DVD Drive problem

Any time I put a DVD or CD into my Powerbooks MATSHITA DVD-R UJ-845E Disk Drive it accepts the disk but doesnt spin it. it just seems to catchat a spot and the lazer wont move. The only way I've been able to fix this is to open up my laptop and take the drive apart and put it back together again, but that doesnt work for long. HELP!

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    JDTec May 11, 2010

    The drive mechanism is bad. I just had one replaced for the same reason.

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Yes the drive mechanism is bad.

Please don't open up your mac if it is still under warranty, as this will void it. The warranty is 1 year after purchase, or up to 3 years if you purchased apple care.

Please take your laptop in to be repaired by an authorized apple technician either at an authorized apple reseller or directly to the apple store.

Nathan.

Posted on Apr 14, 2009

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