Mac mini will not read most CDs

Discussion in 'Mac Pro' started by PaddyB, Feb 9, 2006.

  1. PaddyB macrumors member

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    hey guys my mac mini is acting weird.. its related to cds.. it will not read any cd except for the install disc:mad: . it just spits out all other cds.. wtf!

    so far i have looked @ doing repair disc permissions, and a zapping the pram!

    im starting to think there may be dirt on the lens. But the fact is iv never really used the cd drive + its actually reading 1 type of disc:confused:


    i have done a search & cannot find a solution. any ideas guys?
     
  2. croshtique macrumors 6502

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    Is the install disc actually a DVD? It may be that for some reason your mini is only liking DVDs (much like my iBook's drive likes everything except CD-Rs... not that that helps much...)
    You could try resetting the PMU and see if that helps; if not the mini might still be under the original 1 year warranty and you could look into that.
     
  3. PaddyB thread starter macrumors member

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    humm very bizzarre.. your theory on it reading dvds is correct.. its just wont read anything thats CDR format! hummmm
     
  4. spencecb macrumors 6502a

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    Simply call Apple.
     
  5. mcmillan macrumors 6502

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    Yeah, I would call Apple. Also, try to find out if the problem happens with DVDs, and with what types of CDs? RWs? Originals? Rs?
     

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