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MacBook CD/DVD Drive problems
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Jan 13, 2008, 09:00 PM
I have a c2d MacBook and the disc drive will not burn cds and will only occasionally ready cds. i can read and burn dvds fine. I have reset the pram and done every thing else i have read to date. The computer is out of warranty and the only thing i can figure is to replace the drive.

In the system profiler it says i have a "UJ-857D" however all i can find on the internet is UJ-857C, UJ-857CA, and UJ-857S. My question is can i just take out my old drive and replace it with one of these? This is my first apple so im not sure if this will work.

I greatly appreciate any and all help.
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Jan 14, 2008, 12:44 AM
Not sure about the replacement drive but MacBooks are notorious for having sensitive optical drives, your problem is most likely due to a faulty one.
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Jan 14, 2008, 01:22 AM
My new MacBook's optical drive seems to have died just today. Luckily, I'm still under warranty.

Does anyone know whether I can get the optical drive swapped out under warranty by an Service Center, or will it have to be sent back to the Mothership?

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Jan 15, 2008, 06:24 PM
yeah i figured it was dead...

anyone know if i can just swap it out with another model though?
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