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Lumus
20th June 2009, 04:47 PM
Hey Guys,

I have an 8 month old MBP (from just before Unibody) and the SuperDrive is failing I think. Whenever I put in some (not all) DVD's and CD's I get either a "chunk-chunk-chunk-chunk" sound as the disc is spinning, or a buzzing/whining sound that is kinda like what you hear when you power it up, but more drawn out and whinier. Is this something likely covered by warranty?

Cheers

Matt

ParisHilton
20th June 2009, 04:53 PM
Warranty it while you can.

ClockWork
20th June 2009, 05:14 PM
All Apple computer Hardware is covered in the first year of Warranty, or over a 3 Year period if you have AppleCare Protection Plan (http://www.apple.com/au/support/products/), provided the User didn't feck up the Hardware on purpose.

Simply take the MBP into an Apple Service Centre, possibly along with any invoices you have - optional.

Lumus
20th June 2009, 06:10 PM
Awesome. All I need to do is find a time when the Apple stores here are free on one of my days off :D Are they likely to replace the SuperDrive on the spot or will they take it for a few days?

ClockWork
20th June 2009, 06:42 PM
It's usually 2 to 4 days, and afterwards, it's seriously worth considering purchase of the AppleCare Protection Plan (http://www.apple.com/au/support/products/).

Ask the Techs how much it would have cost to replace, if there'd been no Warranty on it.

Lumus
21st June 2009, 04:44 PM
It's usually 2 to 4 days, and afterwards, it's seriously worth considering purchase of the AppleCare Protection Plan (http://www.apple.com/au/support/products/).

Ask the Techs how much it would have cost to replace, if there'd been no Warranty on it.

I've been putting off AppleCare as I have an extended warranty through FlexiRent (HUGE MISTAKE!!! HUGE!!!) an they've told me that after Apple's 1yr warranty runs out I can call them and they'd sort it out for me.

On that note, has anyone had experience with FlexiRent extended warranties?

EMKarelia
25th June 2009, 07:47 AM
I think that you can fix it. I had some kind of same problem with my Macbook Pro. Whenever i would put a CD in it would make some cracking sounds. I took my macbook apart and found a broken CD chips inside. Cleaned it out and works perfectly.

ClockWork
25th June 2009, 08:01 AM
Can't expect just everyone to be able to do that, and Lumus doesn't want to void his warranty.

Several hundred stages missing between "take MacBook apart" and "remove broken CD chips inside".

and it may not be broken CD chips that is Lumus's problem...

"Hi - my fridge is busted."

"Yeah - just replace the start relay for the compressor."

:tongue: