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Widespread Disc Playability Issues in Mac Drives

Having problems with CDs or DVDs playing in your Mac SuperDrive?  You’re not alone. To date, there have been over 665 posts and over 125,000 views on the Apple discussion forum regarding this topic, which is still tagged in the forum as “not answered”.  The problem is extremely variable, and affects Macs requiring a narrow disc drive, including the MacBook, MacBook Pro (13-, 15-, and 17-inch), MacBook Air, iMac and Mac Mini. The systems range in age from early 2006 to late 2009.  Here is an excellent summary on TIDBits describing the symptoms, possible causes and possible solutions. 

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