Superdrive isn't working at all

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  1. Colton

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    Hi guys,

    Yesterday when I tried to play a DVD in my Macbook (alum, 2.4GHz), my Superdrive wouldn't accept the DVD. When I usually put a DVD in, about halfway in the superdrive will sort of "grab" it and pull it in. I haven't used it in a very long time, if that makes a difference. Now it will not do anything (doesn't grab disc, or anything). Any ideas?
     
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    in system profiler does it show up under disc burning, or serial ata devices
     
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    It shows up under Serial ATA devices.

    Under all the info, it says Power Off. Is that anything to be worried about?
     
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    theres no disc stuck in it?

    don't laugh... seen it done before :p
     
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    No, no disc stuck it in. :eek:

    When I hold the eject key, nothing comes up on the screen like it usually does. Not sure if it's dead or what.
     
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    the cable inside might have popped loose... not sure if there is a way to really disable the drive.
     
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    mine also says power off, but works just fine once I put a CD in.
    I suggest using a vacuum to lightly vacuum the opening of the drive, or compressed air.
    Also on mine I need to push the cd almost all the way in before it grabs it.
     
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    Ok I'll give that a try. Thanks to everyone who helped me!
     
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