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Superdrive on a new 15" Alubook DOA?
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dazuma
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Sep 18, 2003, 10:19 AM
 
Before I take the machine back to the Apple Store for servicing, I'm just trying to determine if it's just my superdrive, if it's a common problem, or if there's something extremely stupid I'm missing. The superdrive in my new 15" Alubook won't keep anything down. CD-ROM, CD-music, DVD-ROM, anything, it just spits it right back out as if the disc's surface were completely jacked up (but I know it isn't because every disc works in my G4 tower). I don't think it's software related. The console doesn't indicate that the volume was ever seen by anything. Anyone else experience something like this?

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dazuma  (op)
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Sep 18, 2003, 05:45 PM
 
Looks like at least one other person has encountered this. See this thread in the Apple support forums.

Ugh, after waiting five months for this machine, I am NOT waiting another month while it goes through repair just after I get it...

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Sep 18, 2003, 06:03 PM
 
Originally posted by dazuma:
Before I take the machine back to the Apple Store for servicing,
Get a new one, do not settle for a repair job.
15" 1.25/512/80/5400/SD/AE Aluminum Powerbook
     
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Sep 19, 2003, 03:21 AM
 
Originally posted by Sandbaggins:
Get a new one, do not settle for a repair job.
Just an FYI - We had this problem with my wife's new 17", as they were in VERY short supply at the time we got the drive replaced instead of a DOA replacement.

So by all means get a replacement if you wish, but a repair should be fine as well.... some other people may have had other experiences and your mileage may vary.
     
   
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