Follow This App Developer website: This article is an excellent summation of an ongoing and growing problem. Now, its not a ‘good’ solution, but its handy when you are short of time Suggest other similar software suggested. The first drive was replaced, but the problem persisted. Posted on Jun 2, PB has had many other problems requiring extensive module replacement.

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The Costs and ease of repair out way the few niceities that the Mac provides. Growing equally rapidly is the dissatisfaction with Apple by those of us so afflicted.

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After suffering a remote install of Aug 22, 2: The use of a DVD cleaning disc fixed it, and fixed it again a few months later when it once again started rejecting blank CD-Rs. Successes, failures, repeating dialog Apply the SuperDrive update carefully.

The computer however was shutting down and I could not stop it. Create a Collection by bringing together complementary apps that have a common yj or purpose, then share it and discover new collections!

If you experience this difficulty, look in your Accounts pane in System Preferences 587d see if the updater application has listed itself among your Login Items. This article is an excellent summation of an ongoing and growing problem. If you use Software Update and there are other updates besides the Superdrive update then the other installer s will block the alert from the Superdrive firmware update that warns not to shut down the computer until the update is completed. 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 them Another thread on SuperDrive problems that Apple has marked “Answered”, but it hasn’t been answered at all:.


When the installer closed up popped the firmware updater? I have a feeling that even the people that are successful with using lower burn speeds and different media, the fact is, these SuperDrives are not of the best quality and are starting to fail. Apple SuperDrive Firmware Update needs a rating. Upon return it was fine. She said, “Mom, I’ve had to have three drives replaced! 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.

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I also tried several different brands of CD-R memorex, verbatim, others. Share Facebook Twitter Reddit. The first drive was replaced, but the problem persisted. I tried Simon Schmitt’s odd possible solution with the international system prefs and it did not work. I really expected better. Only after I broke its connector to the motherboard did I realize the Superdrive sits in a snap-in plastic carrier and would have been easy to replace if I’d known that. Sign in now Forgot password? It’s worth a try.


Further to Scott’s comment Even if this disk problem has not been identified and cured, to know what hurdles I am facing, and that I am not alone is worth a lot.

When he moved the same external drive to a Windows machine, it worked fine. Same problem as seemingly countless others.

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Posted on Jun 2, Thanks for your great summary of that apple thread. To guard against this, we suggest you make a disk image copy of your system installer disk before performing this 875d update. This update works with the following EFI updates:. You may not even be aware that the update is underway. All replies Drop Down menu.