My laptop doesnt want to play DVD's and discs

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    Jun 20, 2016 1:00 PM GMT
    How can I rectify this? I can't play any DVD's. It just makes funny noises, but fuck all happens. Please let me know.

    Thank you.
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    Jun 20, 2016 1:24 PM GMT
    get a can of compressed air and at slower speed than max spray out the accumulated dust. Opening up some portable computers to replace the optical drive is a daunting task.

    DVD are last year. you might consider ripping what ever CD and DVD's onto a local hard drive. Than back the hard drive up on-line. Get a carbonite.com like account
    http://www.pcmag.com/article2/0,2817,2288745,00.asp

    especially if you have a fast USB port (usb-c) you might consider getting an external optical drive box. Compare buy from newEgg.com. Look at the reviews, some of the external box drives are junk.
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    Jun 20, 2016 1:29 PM GMT
    pellaz saidget a can of compressed air and at slower speed than max spray out the accumulated dust. Opening up some portable computers to replace the optical drive is a daunting task.

    DVD are last year. you might consider ripping what ever CD and DVD's onto a local hard drive. Than back the hard drive up on-line. Get a carbonite.com like account
    http://www.pcmag.com/article2/0,2817,2288745,00.asp

    especially if you have a fast USB port (usb-c) you might consider getting an external optical drive box. Compare buy from newEgg.com. Look at the reviews, some of the external box drives are junk.


    Thanks a million. Gonna try the first one.
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    Jun 20, 2016 1:52 PM GMT
    mouillepoint saidHow can I rectify this? I can't play any DVD's. It just makes funny noises, but fuck all happens. Please let me know.

    Thank you.

    I had a MacBook Pro that started having troubles with its CD/DVD drive. CDs still worked, but not with some DVDs. I believe the problem was caused by a bad lithium battery that had swelled and put pressure on the drive. Apple Care replaced the battery for free, but it wasn't until after the coverage had expired that I noticed the DVD reader was malfunctioning. (I didn't use it that often)

    Shortly afterwards we both got our first iPads, and I gave the MacBook to a friend whose notebook computer was stolen. Advising him that the drive performance with DVDs was spotty. I concluded that drives slimmed down to fit inside narrow notebooks, and subject to all kinds of jolts and temperature changes, may be more fragile than desktop versions. Apple has largely eliminated them, and even the latest iMac Retina desktop I bought my husband doesn't have one. If you want a CD/DVD drive you have to get it as a plug-in peripheral.
  • Apparition

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    Jun 21, 2016 3:54 AM GMT
    a thumb drive that could hold anything you would ever want is cheap now. just burn to that.
  • FRE0

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    Jun 21, 2016 4:16 AM GMT
    The latest I-Macs, whether desk top or notebooks, don't even have an optical drive. If you want one, you have to buy it separately and connect it to a USB port.
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    Jun 22, 2016 7:19 PM GMT
    FRE0 saidThe latest I-Macs, whether desk top or notebooks, don't even have an optical drive. If you want one, you have to buy it separately and connect it to a USB port.

    That's what I wrote above. That I can confirm with my husband's newest iMac Retina desktop.