iMac won't read DVD!

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  1. macrumors member

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    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
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    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. thread starter macrumors member

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    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
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    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. thread starter macrumors member

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    can I burn the DVD multiple times?
    The brand is Imation, it might not exist in your country
     
  6. MacTech68, Jul 16, 2010
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    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.
     
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    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
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    Thanks for picking that one up, Kieranic. My bad. I thought the query was odd. :)
     

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