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Macbook Pro Superdrive

By Deathstar17
Jun 24, 2011
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  1. Maybe this should be posted in the hardware section, but I'm not sure. So here goes:
    I had an unfortunate incident the other day and dropped my Macbook Pro. Now whenever I open the lid, the superdrive makes noises like there is a disk in the drive (there isn't) and after a few seconds it stops. The superdrive hasn't worked completely right in the past (it sucked at burning disks), but this is just annoying. So I want to disable it.
    So far I've tried going into System/Library/Extensions and I moved IOCDStorageFamily.kext, IODVDStorageFamily.kext, and IOBDStorageFamily.kext to a different folder. But that didn't do the trick.
    What else can I do short of taking my MBP apart and unplugging the SATA cable
  2. Leeky

    Leeky TS Evangelist Posts: 4,378   +98

    The problem sounds hardware and power related, disabling the disc inside of OS X isn't going to resolve the issue I don't think as its seeking when powered up that is in all likelihood causing this issue.

    Its probably going to need to be removed and at the very least checked for damage.


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