SuperDrive Replacement for HL-DT-ST DVDRW GSA-S10N
Hi my superdrive dosent work anymore
this is the model
HL-DT-ST DVDRW GSA-S10N
I have this same superdrive model number (HL-DT-ST DVDRW GSA-S10N:), but mine is a macbook, not macbook pro. the drive, itself, reads the disk -- but the foam padding at the opening of the drive is fraying. the last disk i inserted required some force to go in, then got stuck and couldn't eject. i eventually got it out by grabbing the slightest edge of the disk with tweezers. do i have to replace the drive or is there another fix re: the foam padding? grazie mille!
I have the same problem, with the same model optical drive (HL-DT-ST DVDRW GSA-S10N), and have done some research. It seems to stem from the fact that our (non-unibody, non-pro, plastic) macbooks are poorly engineered, from the casing point of view. They crack at the palm rest, sometimes also around the edges of the display, and have this optical drive opening weakness problem.
With mine, I noticed that the drive itself is ok, since it works just fine when the machine is powered on while open. And, oddly enough, even when I insert the CD or DVD through the external case plastic opening. As soon as I screw it closed, the problem reappears, and some CDs/DVDs get scratched once in a while. I've tried to close the case with the screws a bit loose, but this didn't work.
Looks like the drive itself is ok, but we have to somehow unbend the case at some specific spot which isn't clear to me exactly where.
If someone would be kind enough to enlighten us, please do so.
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