DVD's Won't Mount On Combo Drive

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by dan-o-mac, Jan 16, 2006.

  1. dan-o-mac macrumors 6502a

    dan-o-mac

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    I have a 700 mhz flat panel iMac and most of my dvd's fail to mount, what can the problem be. I used to be able to watch movies, but lately my movies won't mount or play either?
     
  2. ifjake macrumors 6502a

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    i had a similar problem with my powerbook 1.5 Ghz when trying to install something from a DVD. i tried some DVD movies out to see if it was just that particular DVD, but nothing would mount right.

    i restarted and repaired disk permissions with the Disk Utility app and that somehow fixed it. try that.
     
  3. paddy macrumors 6502a

    paddy

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    Ive got the same computer but I've never really had that problem. Had it once with my ps2 though. Turned out to be a burnt out laser which cost €50 to replace:(
     
  4. dan-o-mac thread starter macrumors 6502a

    dan-o-mac

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    ifjake- I tried to repair disk permissions using disk utility, but not restart and then try to repair disk permissions. I'll try that when I go home.

    paddy- Would it still be a sign of a burnt out laser if it's still reading some dvd's? It also has no problems reading cd's does that use a different laser?
     
  5. dan-o-mac thread starter macrumors 6502a

    dan-o-mac

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    OK, I tried restarting and repairing and it didn't work. Anyone else have any suggestions.
     

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