Disc Drive Not Recognizing Audio CD's

Discussion in 'Macintosh Computers' started by elliotay, May 24, 2004.

  1. elliotay macrumors regular

    Jul 9, 2001
    I have an iMac 800mHz flat panel witha Superdrive. Recently I've noticed it's inability to recognize audio CD's. It used to be able to read them just fine but now every time I put an audio CD in, burned or commercially bought, it tries to read it for about 45 seconds or so and then just spits it out. It reads DVD's fine. Audio CD's, not so much. Any ideas why it would be acting like this or how I can get it fixed? Thanks.
  2. diamond geezer macrumors regular

    Jan 26, 2004
    See if the problem occurs under both OS 9 and OS X.

    If it doesn't, it's a software fault. If it does, it's a hardware problem.

    Have you tried a cd cleaner?
  3. BaDBoY macrumors member

    Aug 22, 2003
    are the CD's dirty? maybe they reached the end of their life span? try a brand NEW cd and see if it works. if not, clean the drive with them lens cleaners, but if that STILL doesnt work, then its most likely a hardware problem. i dont think software is a problem. it could also be a bad motor

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