Unfortunately, the problem seems to be the hardware. I have tried cleaning the superdrive, resetting PRAM and slowing down the writing speed. I’ve been waiting since day 1 to install Snow Leopard on my iMac. Reply Helpful Thread reply – more options Link to this Post. It is not clear that replacing the internal drive will last a long time.

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I have ordered an external firewire optical drive to see if I can load Snow Leopard.

Panasonic (Matshita) UJ slim dual layer Superdrive (Apple)

I found that an mafshita firewire drive may be great to bun disks but can not play movies or audio CD’s because of low data rate. They claim they will take a special look at this problem, but it looks like failed Superdrives are pretty common. Oct 8, 2: Apple was of NO help. Called the techs, reset Pram, smc, bought a lens cleaner, blah blah.


MATSHITA DVD-R UJ-846 resources, firmwares and drivers

Sep 28, 9: I also tried air cleaner and a disk cleaner. Apple should not require a shut down to install Philip Hoyos Philip Hoyos. Hopefully someone will figure it out.

Nothing seems to work after I updated to Snow Leopard. The problem I have just came to light.

Good luck to all. Sep 27, 2: Just doesn’t make sense. I matsshita my copy of OSX To start the conversation again, simply ask a new question. I will post if external firewire drive works, when I get it. Ask a question Reset. I tried to use the OSX All replies Drop Down menu. The Apple store genus bar will be happy to install a new drive as many times as natshita takes to make it work.

Posted on Sep 27, 1: Sep 28, 4: Yes Apple Shipping Drive Cache: Although the 24″ Aluminum iMacs are calling to me. He looked it up and there wasn’t one within hours of uh-846 house if you can believe it.


It works well enough. I complained to Applecare tech and he recommended going to a cheaper 3rd party repair shop. Sep 30, 5: I live in Matsuita and there are only a handful of Apple stores in the State.

Sep 27, It would be guaranteed for one year and would be replaced as many times matshiya it failed for that year. I used these instructions: