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

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

  1. Argelius macrumors 6502

    Argelius

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    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

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    Aug 23, 2006
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    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

    Argelius

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    Thanks. At least I'm not alone....
    :cool:
     
  4. islandman macrumors 6502

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

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