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iMac won't read DVD!

Discussion in 'iMac' started by iLikeMySelf, Jul 15, 2010.

  1. macrumors member

    #1
    Hello,
    I just burnt a DVD with my Macbook Pro. Now when I inserted it into my white iMac it will make a noise like ( tik tik tik) and then eject it!!.
    I tried rebooting, cleaning the DVD, inserting it into my macbook and then inserting it into my iMac and still it won't read it!
    What can I do?
    Thanks
     
  2. MacTech68, Jul 15, 2010
    Last edited: Jul 12, 2011

    macrumors 68000

    #2
    Being so many iMac models, have you tried a Movie DVD in the iMac? Does that work? Do other "burnt" DVDs work in the iMac?

    Is the DVD blank a DVD-R or DVD+R ?
     
  3. macrumors member

    #3
    My iMac is the White Intel Core 2 Duo 17". And it does read all DVD but this one it won't for a reason, but the Macbook Pro reads it perfectly!
     
  4. MacTech68, Jul 15, 2010
    Last edited: Jul 12, 2011

    macrumors 68000

    #4
    OK, what brand is the DVD blank? Does the iMac spit out a blank of this media if inserted?

    Try comparing the manufacturer of the blank media with this tool.

    Some cheap brand media will vary the manufacturer from batch to batch.

    EDIT: try burning the disc again. Sounds odd but I have to do this on rare occasions with my DVD Player, and yet the Mac has no trouble. The second burn works fine in the DVD Player.
     
  5. macrumors member

    #5
    can I burn the DVD multiple times?
    The brand is Imation, it might not exist in your country
     
  6. MacTech68, Jul 16, 2010
    Last edited: Jul 12, 2011

    macrumors 68000

    #6
    They do exist here. Did you use the tool to check the manufacturer.

    Like I said, the brand of the disk may not be the real maker. Try comparing different batches using the tool I linked to.

    That aside, yes, you can burn the disk again.
     
  7. Guest

    #7
    If it's a DVD RW, you can erase and rewrite the contents to the disc.

    Just re-burn the disc and it'll probably turn out fine. Disc burning screws up for everyone every once in a while.
     
  8. MacTech68, Jul 16, 2010
    Last edited: Jul 12, 2011

    macrumors 68000

    #8
    Thanks for picking that one up, Kieranic. My bad. I thought the query was odd. :)
     

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