Computers SuperDrive Firmware Update 2. Share Facebook Twitter Reddit. Members Current visitors New profile posts Search profile posts. Check out this Apple thread She said, “Mom, I’ve had to have three drives replaced! Working all fantastic in

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I had this problem with a brand-new iMac last summer. Be respectful, keep it civil and stay on topic. Also annoying was that the replacement drive didn’t fit quite right, because the snap-in carrier replaces the bezel at the mouth of the drive. Here is for checking the warranty status of the machine.

Forums New posts Search forums. If you use Software Update and there are other updates besides the Superdrive update then the other installer dvx will block the alert from the Superdrive firmware update that warns not to shut down the computer until the update is completed. You are effectively installing new functionality into a vvd device like NASA transmitting new instructions to the Mars Global Surveyor.

Below is a list of fixes suggested by forum users, all of which offer unpredictable degrees of success or failure. Truth is we won’t know if this is a single problem with a single solution until such time as Apple first admits the problem exists and then begins some effort to correct it!


I’ve had little luck with cleaning discs as a solution though.

Just copy and paste your serial from system profiler. If you are experiencing issues similar to the ones described above, consider adding your experiences to the ongoing forum thread linked at the start of this article or contacting Apple either onlineor by working with an Apple Genius at a retail store to voice your concerns.

Exploring Widespread SuperDrive Problems – TidBITS

You mafshita log in or register to reply here. Take special care to avoid interruptions. As it was, I’ve cracked the iMac case six times now. Currently I don’t need to use CDs much, but it’s annoying that the problem has never really been diagnosed. This breadth of dates, affected drives, and related disc types makes isolating the problem extremely difficult. Thanks for your great summary of that apple thread.

I feel like I have never seen the BUG problems snow leopard is pushing out, it’s like apple is either putting out scrub fires or not saying anything, this has to be a PR nightmare for mashita She said, “Mom, I’ve had to have three drives replaced! This summary was very helpful. But its frustrating, and I am glad that I have found this forum and other info on this, as we thought the problem was only our iMac. I used some SuperDrives often, and some only for System Updates, but they all fail after roughly 18 matshit.


I live in a rural area, far away from Apple repair service. The first drive was replaced, but the problem persisted. Affected disc types vary: For a better experience, please enable JavaScript in your browser before proceeding. The screen is completely dark 857w does not react although I removed the batery and power cord.

Check out this Apple thread Computers SuperDrive Firmware Update 2. Doctor X Registered Mar 16, That the company seems to care so little about us as a consumer is disheartening at best.

Exploring Widespread SuperDrive Problems

The computer however was shutting down and I could not stop it. If only Apple or any manufacturer would offer the honest level of practical detail and candor that your article provides. And the TV for movies. Discussion threads can be closed at any time at our discretion.

Some of the other connectors are getting weird.