CD player won't play music CD's

Discussion in 'Mac mini' started by Farley, Dec 19, 2011.

  1. Farley macrumors member

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    My Mac MIni tries to read a music CD 7 or 8 times (I can hear it making a "scanning" noise) and then ejects it. I've tried with numerous store bought CD's that used to play fine.

    It will play a DVD and even open a photo CD-RW or a document CD-RW. It was working perfectly up until now.

    Any ideas about what went wrong? Thank you of course.
     
  2. David085 macrumors 6502a

    David085

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    How old is the Mac Mini, What year is it? I hope it isn't a 2006 or 2007 Mac Mini that is personal way too old
     
  3. Farley thread starter macrumors member

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    Purchased Dec. 2007

    The CD player is seldom used. I have CD's and download them. Only recently have I been using the player to look at old files on a CD-RW or to play DVD's. I can't believe such minor usage could have "worn out" the drive.
     
  4. David085 macrumors 6502a

    David085

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    Never heard of the Brand maybe that's why
     
  5. Farley thread starter macrumors member

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    Problem solved

    I timorously tried spraying some canned compressed air into the slot and it worked! Whew!

    Apparently, the CD's may have had fine dust particles on them despite being stored in a plastic crystal case.
     

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