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When I put a cd in the cd player on the emac it growls and growls, but either does not mount or if it does and I click on the icon, the program will not play. All the time growling.

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Thank God this is for free!!!!!! Friend, your optical drive is a toaster. Look into getting it changed as quickly as possible. And leave me four thumbs up. I hate it when a good Mac Mechanic won't jus show up and tell the truth.

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Posted on Oct 02, 2010

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