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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
Your DVD drive was probably misaligned, probably due to some force applied to it such as when you mistakenly added two DVDs at the same time. Or it may be a factory defect. It is difficult to calibrate a DVD drive or any drive for that matter because of high precision needed.
You may try however to just clean the lens which may have been blocked with dirt. Just eject the drive, you will see the lens somewhere in the middle of the platform. Use a drop of 10% alcohol on the tip of a cotton bud and clean the lens without applying too much pressure.
Posted on Aug 29, 2008
SOURCE: CD/DVD Drive Doesn't work
Hi, Sorry to hear you are having problems,
One final test to try before declaring the drive dead:
Insert a bootable installation CD or DVD and restart right away. If the system ejects the disk, simply re-insert it as soon as possible after you hear the start up sound and then, immediately press the ( C ) button on your keyboard forcing the Mac to boot from the cd....
If your Mac boots, then the drive is OK it's your system that has a problem.
If the disk is ejected again, then you can declare the drive dead. It is a relatively inexpensive repair and if your Mac is still under warranty, then apple will take care of this no charge.
Posted on Apr 02, 2009
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