or Connect
AppleInsider › Forums › General › Genius Bar › Apple Hardware › Mbp od
New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:

Mbp od

post #1 of 5
Thread Starter 
Someone told me who is a computer engineer that when you play dvd movies which are copies it can screw up the OD pretty bad.Is this true or not? Thanks Marv
post #2 of 5
It's a good rule of thumb NOT to pirate stuff, so I can see from where the idea for this comes, but I've never heard of burnt discs screwing up an optical drive. Dirty or warped discs could scratch the lens and screw up the drive, but there isn't anything inherently wrong with using burnt discs.

In before "OSMOSIS!"

Originally posted by Marvin

Even if [the 5.5” iPhone exists], it doesn’t deserve to.
Reply

Originally posted by Marvin

Even if [the 5.5” iPhone exists], it doesn’t deserve to.
Reply
post #3 of 5
Thread Starter 
Quote:
Originally Posted by Tallest Skil View Post

It's a good rule of thumb NOT to pirate stuff, so I can see from where the idea for this comes, but I've never heard of burnt discs screwing up an optical drive. Dirty or warped discs could scratch the lens and screw up the drive, but there isn't anything inherently wrong with using burnt discs.

In before "OSMOSIS!"

Sorry I mean buying copies from a dealer not burning them myself.
post #4 of 5
Quote:
Originally Posted by marvfox View Post

Sorry I mean buying copies from a dealer not burning them myself.

Oh, I know. Still, what I said applies. If any disc isn't clean, flat, and unscratched, it runs the risk of damaging the laser in the ODD. I've never had it happen to any of the optical drives I've ever owned, but it can happen. Just check the discs for dirt, scratches, and warping before using them and it should be fine.

The content on the discs themselves can't damage the drive, but the physical discs themselves can.

Originally posted by Marvin

Even if [the 5.5” iPhone exists], it doesn’t deserve to.
Reply

Originally posted by Marvin

Even if [the 5.5” iPhone exists], it doesn’t deserve to.
Reply
post #5 of 5
Thread Starter 
Quote:
Originally Posted by Tallest Skil View Post

Oh, I know. Still, what I said applies. If any disc isn't clean, flat, and unscratched, it runs the risk of damaging the laser in the ODD. I've never had it happen to any of the optical drives I've ever owned, but it can happen. Just check the discs for dirt, scratches, and warping before using them and it should be fine.

The content on the discs themselves can't damage the drive, but the physical discs themselves can.

Thanks
New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:
  Return Home
  Back to Forum: Apple Hardware
AppleInsider › Forums › General › Genius Bar › Apple Hardware › Mbp od