Mac Mini - unable to burn CDs/DVDs

Discussion in 'Mac mini' started by caloomba, Mar 30, 2008.

  1. macrumors newbie

    Mar 27, 2008
    Hello all,

    I have recently puerchased a second hand mac mini, this is my first mac as I have used PCs for the past 10+ years so slowly but surely findng my way about.

    Anyway, I had heard there were problems with macminis not being ableto burn CDs or DVDs. It's not something I do often so I wasn't that bothered (I have an old external burner anway).

    When I got the MacMIni, I saw that the previous owner had fitted something called Superdrive.

    Should this solve the problem of burning CDs/DVDs?

    I can't get in touch with the previous owner, otherwise I would ask him.

    edit: forgot to mention, I have tried burning CDs and it just comes back with an error message.
  2. thread starter macrumors newbie

    Mar 27, 2008

    anyone? :)
  3. macrumors 6502a


    Nov 11, 2003
    In the Bowels of the Cosmos
    Sometimes dust can get caught on the laser eye of the burner/player. Buy a can of compressed air for electronics and spray the heck out of the mini's optical drive. Worked for my mini.
  4. macrumors 6502

    Jan 19, 2008
    Waukesha WI
    I bought my mini brand new and after approx 2 years the superdrive stop recognizing dvds all together (i had done A LOT of dvd burning, so i attribute that as the reason). Replace your drive

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