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Old Jul 6, 2007, 03:11 AM   #1
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Macbook won't play DVDs

My friend just recently switched over and bought a 2.0 GHz Macbook with a combo drive. It won't play any DVDs, and I was wondering what the problem could be.
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Old Jul 6, 2007, 03:14 AM   #2
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there shouldnt be a problem with it!!! can you hear the dvd spinning in the drive??
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Old Jul 6, 2007, 03:16 AM   #3
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Yeah, the laptop can read CDs and such. After sticking a DVD in there though, nothing even pops up on the desktop. The DVD spins in the drive, but nothing happens.
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Old Jul 6, 2007, 03:16 AM   #4
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Are any error messages coming up?
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DVD Player launched by itself after the DVD was inserted, and it said the disc wasn't supported. It's a store-bought Finding Nemo DVD.
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Old Jul 6, 2007, 03:19 AM   #6
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DVD Player launched by itself after the DVD was inserted, and it said the disc wasn't supported. It's a store-bought Finding Nemo DVD.
Have you tried repairing permissions?
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the region on the dvd reader??? maybe its different to the disk..

no it would say that...tried other dvd disks..i spose u have
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Old Jul 6, 2007, 03:27 AM   #8
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Just repaired permissions, it didn't fix it. It wouldn't be the region since American DVD. All recent updates are installed, computer is brand new. Don't know what the problem could be.
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Old Jul 6, 2007, 03:37 AM   #9
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Ok, it works now. He disregarded the set region message on the disc and pressed cancel. Got it show back up.
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told ya it was a region problem
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lol, I assumed he would've been apt enough to see how important an alert to set the region to your disc drive would've been.
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Bear in mind you only get to choose the region a set number of times.
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Wait, can someone help a n00b out? My MBP dvd player won't play any dvd's, but it plays cd's just fine.

When I insert a dvd, the dvd program comes up, and when I hit "play", I get an error of "Supported disc not available".

Needless to say, these dvd's work fine on my standalone dvd player and pc laptop.

Can someone walk me through repairing permissions/setting the region?

Thanks!
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To repair disk permissions, go to: Utilities (found in Applications) --> Disk Utility

Click your hard drive partition and click "Repair Disk Permissions"

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