Superdrive/DVD question (MBP)

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by miles01110, Oct 1, 2006.

  1. miles01110 macrumors Core

    miles01110

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    Hi- yes, I used the search before posting.

    I have a Macbook Pro. When I insert a DVD into the Superdrive, it does not pick up that there is a disc and ejects after around a minute. The DVDs are brand new, no scratches. Imation DVD-R 8x, 4.7 GB. Any idea why they wouldn't work?

    The blank disc icon doesn't appear in the finder nor in disk utility.
     
  2. mad jew Moderator emeritus

    mad jew

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    Have you tried a different brand? Does your Mac recognise regular commercial (non-writeable) DVDs? :)
     
  3. generik macrumors 601

    generik

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    I have a similar experience too, blank disk don't seem to show up on finder but they do come up in Disk Utility and Toast.
     
  4. miles01110 thread starter macrumors Core

    miles01110

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    I just tried Memorex brand, they seem to work. So it's brand-dependent? Bah.
     
  5. iEric macrumors 6502a

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    the only time that has ever happened to me is when i put in a crappy brand of cd-r/dvd-r.
    make sure it's brand name like memorex or fujifilm.
     

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