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Superdrive will not read any cd or dvd. Unable to

Superdrive will not read any cd or dvd. Unable to run hardware test.

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  • ritamateffy Oct 05, 2009

    Sorry, I'm not technical at at. How do I clean the lence?

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Clean the lence and try again

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