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Superdrive this seems to be a variation on a theme I've come across on a myriad of web sites, but I figured I'd directly ask some people that get paid to do tech support. I purchased my laptop on Saturday, and I was loving it, until it turned out that the optical drive wasn't working. well, it was, but not entirely. it reads DVDs, burned CDs, burned DVDs, but not the regular CDs that I'd buy from a store like, say, Best Buy. Every legitimate, "professional" CD that I own I've tried in the drive, but the same thing happens: it spins up, then stops, spins up, then stops, spins up, sounds like it's going to go, and then the disc gets ejected. I have software I want to install from some CDs; I have music I want to rip. I paid $3000 for this computer, and there is no way in hell that something should be wrong with it already. I'll be calling the store tomorrow, regardless, but any hope you can offer in the meantime is appreciated.

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This sounds like a cd player built new with the cd priracy module attached to it
the manufactures have been trying to find ways to counter act piracy and burning reading burned cd's and dvd's are all formated with a protected code that allows to be played just off that one player or ones with dvd standard piracy block code

when your burning the cd writes comps code in to disk allowing to be played just off your drive and not your buddies since its newer it would have the piracy module
dvd's are burned with a standard dvd code that can be used in all players that did not get built in with this code new disks coming out are having there codes changed to new modules so they cannot be copied in old hardware making it impossible to play in old cd dvd players

does this make sence to you i hope it does there has been alot of issues with this area that i have been trying to address as now they have found a way to counter piracy in discs

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