trouble reading disk

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by Steven1621, Aug 28, 2003.

  1. Steven1621 macrumors 6502a

    Steven1621

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    my school's IT department gave me a copy of some software (don't worry, it's legal). when i try and run it, it just makes a "clicky" sound in the disk drive and does nothing else. is this because it is a brunt diskt? any idea what i can do?
     
  2. Eniregnat macrumors 68000

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    I have no idea what kind of media your talking about.

    If it's a CD or DVD and the disk is in good condition, the problem could be with your drive. If the disk is off center or misshapen, then it would make a whirring noise, not a "clicky noise".

    Floppies sometimes go bad, and they tend to make a "clicky" noise. When a floppy drive goes bad, the bearings tend to sound "clicky" also.

    What kind of media?
    What format is the disk?
    What platform "burnt" the disk?
    What kind of software? (Ok, the last one is just me being nosey)
     
  3. Steven1621 thread starter macrumors 6502a

    Steven1621

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    it is a newly burnt disk in perfect condition with no noticeable flaws. it worked on another mac that i tested it on at school. it is a copy of mac os 9.2.2.
     
  4. Mblazened macrumors regular

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