CD not working on iMac 24"

Discussion in 'iMac' started by richardspain, May 10, 2012.

  1. richardspain macrumors newbie

    Apr 19, 2012

    I have a 24" iMac that I formatted and clean installed Lion 2 days ago. It only has Lion, iWork, iLife and CS5. The DVD works fine and I can burn music CDs in iTunes and play them on the iMac but if I put in a normal music CD it whirrs for a bit and then chucks it out. I have tried with old CDs, brand new CDs and nothing works.

    Any ideas?
  2. \-V-/ Suspended


    May 3, 2012
    Your internal SuperDrive could be dying. The drive will randomly work then not work and can be very frustrating. Are the CDs you're trying to play scratched at all?
  3. richardspain thread starter macrumors newbie

    Apr 19, 2012
    CDs are fine

    I have used old scratched CDs and brand new unused CDs, it only fails on purchased CDs, CDRs and CDRWs are fine.

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