Combo Drive will write but not read

Discussion in 'General Mac Discussion' started by believo, Aug 23, 2004.

  1. believo macrumors regular

    believo

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    My combo drive on my eMac is not recognizing music CDs when I put them in. It WILL burn CDs and it WILL read data CDs. I bought the eMac about a month ago and the only thing that has changed in my system lately is an update from Apple and I installed Virtual PC 6.0.
    thanks
     
  2. vraxtus macrumors 65816

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    How do you know it's not reading music CD's? What does it do, or not do?
     
  3. believo thread starter macrumors regular

    believo

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    they don't show up anywhere, not in the finder, itunes, or anywhere else that i look, I've already checked my finder preferences and it's not that. But data cds show up in finder.
     
  4. jsw Moderator emeritus

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    No offense, but by "finder preferences", I assume you mean System Preferences...->CDs & DVDs?

    Just making sure...
     

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  5. believo thread starter macrumors regular

    believo

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    no, when you are in finder, you can go to finder at the top left and there is a preferences, not sure if it's called "finder preferences" but that's what I'm refering to.
     
  6. munkle macrumors 68030

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    Without trying to be Captain Obvious, are your music CD's protected music CD's? Some of them are very picky about working on Macs and will only work on Windows. Maybe that's why it's not showing up on your eMac.
     
  7. jsw Moderator emeritus

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    Then I'd go to <apple menu>->"System Preferences..."->"CDs & DVDs" and verify the settings.
     
  8. believo thread starter macrumors regular

    believo

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    I've tried different CDs, including ones that worked before. I have virual PC and when I try to read music CDs through that it works. I'm completely stumped.
     

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