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    HELP: Mac related

    Right So ive purchased a Mac Mini and it wont burn DVD files or even play dvd files.

    When I put a dvd in its just making noise like its reading it and then after 3 mins its spitting it out.

    Ive also been a bought a brand new cheap DVD to test it and its not working...

    Would it be hard to get a dvd-RW put into a mac mini?

    Am I doing something wrong?

    12 Comments

    THe SuperDrive is gone, this is common problem, the original person who sold you this Mac Mini should know very well. You don't have to test it as it won't work

    If your drive is UJ-868, I am not surprise. My advice is to look for an external one or look on Ebay for UJ-898, which is much more reliable drive.

    Add: The replacement is fairly simple, instructions all over the net





    Edited by: "heovang" 23rd Aug 2010

    did u buy it new or second hand, why not take it back

    As above the superdrive is kaput....from memory apple store charge about £80 for a new one...They are always acting up on the older mini's

    boothy

    As above the superdrive is kaput....from memory apple store charge about … As above the superdrive is kaput....from memory apple store charge about £80 for a new one...They are always acting up on the older mini's



    Yes..on Ebay they are £35 to £40, Apple charges ridiculous labour cost, 15 minutes job

    @boothy: The HDD is posted today btw..lol
    Edited by: "heovang" 23rd Aug 2010

    Original Poster

    It was purchased on here from a guy with 32 feedback so should get my money back

    Pitbikeboy

    It was purchased on here from a guy with 32 feedback so should get my … It was purchased on here from a guy with 32 feedback so should get my money back



    Best practice is to Report the thread in question to mods..just to make them aware there is an issue at this stage,then try to work things out with the seller
    Edited by: "boothy" 23rd Aug 2010

    Pitbikeboy

    It was purchased on here from a guy with 32 feedback so should get my … It was purchased on here from a guy with 32 feedback so should get my money back



    Don't know lol...he/she should have been honest at least..but it is not a big problem..external DVD-RW is £35, better for future

    Has it not been working since you have had it?! I would speak to the seller, they could be quite reasonable and it may have been working fine when they sold it. Good luck!

    Original Poster

    I would have no Idea how to fix it..
    TBH when i received the item The back of the magic mouse was faulty and although the seller claimed it was not like that when it was sent, I decided to keep it.

    Now Im no to sure, reading threw his comments he did confirm he would give me 2 months warranty on Hardware so he musnt have realised the problem

    I remember the thread as I love my apple products, send him a pm or give him a ring see what they say.

    Original Poster

    Im just getting used to using it and have purchased loads of stuff for it:(

    Thats the sad part haha

    If you do decide to fix it yourself there are some excellent mac mini disassembly videos on youtube, should be a fairly straight forward job, much easier than swapping the ram on them, i'm presuming its not the brand new mac mini design.
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