MacBook wont recognize recordable DVD media (CD's are okay)

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by Argelius, Dec 28, 2006.

  1. Argelius macrumors 6502


    Jun 16, 2005
    I've read through the forums about problems people are having with the CD/DVD drives, but this one seems unique.

    My MacBook will read:
    commercial DVDs and CDs (movies, music and data)
    Blank recordable CDs
    Recorded data CDs

    But wont read:
    Blank or recorded DVDs.

    I've tried a number of different brands, and none of them will be recognized. (The same DVDs I've tried in a friend's identical MacBook and his reads them fine).

    I've reset the PRAM and bought a cleaning disc, none of which hand an effect.

    I'm assuming the drive is bad. Just thought I'd check here once before taking my much-beloved MacBook in for service.

    BLACK MacBook Mac OS X (10.4.8)
  2. Deputy-Dawg macrumors member

    Aug 23, 2006
    Your problem is not particularly unique, but it is darned annoying. You are correct in assuming that you have a bad drive and it will have to go back to Apple for replacement.
  3. Argelius thread starter macrumors 6502


    Jun 16, 2005
    Thanks. At least I'm not alone....
  4. islandman macrumors 6502

    Sep 13, 2006
    Unfortunately, as the other poster stated, it sounds like the drive is defective :(.

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