CD/DVD Wont Recognize When Iserted

Discussion in 'iMac' started by sambohack, Mar 26, 2009.

  1. sambohack macrumors newbie

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    hi

    ive got the following mac

    Model Name: Mac mini
    Model Identifier: Macmini1,1
    Processor Name: Intel Core Duo
    Processor Speed: 1.66 GHz
    Number Of Processors: 1
    Total Number Of Cores: 2
    L2 Cache (per processor): 2 MB
    Memory: 2 GB
    Bus Speed: 667 MHz
    Boot ROM Version: MM11.0055.B08
    SMC Version: 1.3f4

    MATSHITA DVD-R UJ-846:

    Firmware Revision: FM3J
    Interconnect: ATAPI
    Burn Support: Yes (Apple Shipped/Supported)
    Cache: 2048 KB
    Reads DVD: Yes
    CD-Write: -R, -RW
    DVD-Write: -R, -RW, +R, +RW, +R DL
    Burn Underrun Protection CD: Yes
    Burn Underrun Protection DVD: Yes
    Write Strategies: CD-TAO, CD-SAO, DVD-DAO


    when i put a any dvd/cd into the drive it takes it off me then starts to read it but then does'nt show up on my desktop as requested and then spits it out

    please help

    thanks

    sam
     
  2. iLog.Genius macrumors 601

    iLog.Genius

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    Does this happen with all CD/DVD's, or only a select few? If you're finding that it does this with the majority of your discs, then chances are your SuperDrive is/has failed and probably needs to be repaired. Lucky for you, SuperDrive's aren't exactly expensive and if you're comfortable with computers, you can do the repair yourself and save a few dollars.
     
  3. sambohack thread starter macrumors newbie

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    #3
    thanks for the reply

    yeah it happens with everything i put in the drive
     
  4. iLog.Genius macrumors 601

    iLog.Genius

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    SuperDrive is most likely dead. Seeing how you have the first generation, Rev. A Mac Mini, rather than buying a SuperDrive to repair it yourself (might cost you a few hundred? Haven't looked around yet), you're better off just buying a new Mac Mini.
     
  5. nickXedge macrumors 6502

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  6. iLog.Genius macrumors 601

    iLog.Genius

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    You could go that way. But I'd still go find another Mac Mini, used, refurbished or even new only because Mac Mini's are not very expensive and he has the first Mac Mini. OP would also consider whether he would do it himself or get someone to do it for him.
     

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