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26th June 2010, 05:44 PM
When ever I try to load any type of disc into my Macbook Pro it hums for about 10 secs then spits the disc out. Help??
Doesn't matter if is music cd, dvd etc etc

26th June 2010, 06:36 PM
sounds like you may need to get a replacement drive. happened to a mate of mine, who had the same issue. a disc cleaner failed to rectify the issue

26th June 2010, 09:09 PM
:shocked: Bummer!!
Thanks Decko for that wonderful news...lol

What sort of $ am I looking at for that??

26th June 2010, 10:14 PM
What model is it?

To find this out: Go to the Apple in the top left hand corner -> About This Mac -> More Info... -> Model Identifier.

27th June 2010, 11:15 AM

It's a MacBookPro3,1

Purchased early 2008.

I have looked up other similar posts and it sounds like I have a dead drive.

I would have a go a putting a new one in etc if I was told what to buy as in Pioneer etc etc.


27th June 2010, 01:09 PM
Some models that will fit are UJ-857-C, UJ-867, or GSA-S10N.

Instructions on how to replace it are here: Installing MacBook Pro 15" Core 2 Duo Models A1226 and A1260 Optical Drive Replacement - iFixit (http://www.ifixit.com/Guide/Repair/Installing-MacBook-Pro-15-Inch-Core-2-Duo-Models-A1226-and-A1260-Optical-Drive-Replacement/669/1)