I think my new mini's cd drive is broken

Discussion in 'Macintosh Computers' started by pulsewidth947, Mar 12, 2005.

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    pulsewidth947

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    Has anyone had any problems with their new mini not accepting a cd? i just went to put a cd in the drive, but it wouldnt accept it into the drive.

    It only arrived this morning, and i havent even opened the case to put the ram in!
     
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    jackieonasses

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    I know this sounds stupid... But is there a cd already in there???

    kyle
     
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    Depends on the CD -- try another.

    Some copy-protected audio CDs and PC CDs that haven't been properly closed may cause it to get temperamental.

    At least it's still under guarantee. :)
     
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    Mitthrawnuruodo

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    Is this a direct continuation from this thread...? :rolleyes:

    Are you sure it's not one in there (that's not mounted)...?

    Edit: I see that has already been suggested... it just takes too long to find and insert URLs... :p

    New question, since these threds were pretty close, timewise... have you fixed permissions and/or rebooted, just too see if that helps...?
     
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    edesignuk

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    Looks like it is, but it's fair enough. There is now a problem, and he/she is more likely to get help with it in a new thread like this :)
     
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    pulsewidth947

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    oh god do i feel stupid.. i didnt push it in far enough..

    i'll explain myself :) on the slot laoding macs at work you push them roughly half way and the drive sucks it in.

    on this mini i had to push it till there was roughly 1-2 cms sticking out.

    but.. the blank cd i put in hasnt popped up on the desktop, and i dont have an apple keyboard so no eject button.. uh oh..



    .. and yes it was a thread continuation.. i tried to be sneaky but got busted.. sorry :)


    :edit: muahahaha.. a quick restart then a popup box saying it cant read the disk "ignore/eject" thanks apple !
     
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    john1123

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    you can also install the eject menubar item. it can be found in System:Library:CoreServices:MenuExtras:Eject.menu

    just double click the file and you can now eject your drive from the menubar!
     
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    Can't you just drag the mounted CD/DVD to the trash can to eject it?
     
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    john1123

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    yes but only if it IS mounted which it wasn't in pulsewidth947's case
     
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    pulsewidth947

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    thats really handy to know! although i'm not really sure why it wouldnt show up on the desktop, as it was only a blank cd. oh well.. computers.. cant live with em, cant live without em :)... although i can happily live with my mini.. once i figured out how to use it that is.
     
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    Thats really cool, how do you then remove it from the menu bar?
    (Should you wish too?) :)
     
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    robbieduncan

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    Command-Drag it to somewhere not on the menu bar and it'll go poof!
     

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