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sparky1959

macrumors newbie
Original poster
Jul 18, 2016
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Hi Guys, I have just done a new install of OS X EI Capitan, I don't really know Apple but everything is fine except my DVD Drive I put a dvd or music CD in and nothing is happening is this likely to be the drive or is there something I'm doing wrong Please ??? settings or something I'm hoping, much appreciated.

Thanks
[doublepost=1468916417][/doublepost]Sorry it's an iMac 27" i5, 8 gig ram
 

JustMartin

macrumors 6502a
Feb 28, 2012
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UK
Sounds like the DVD drive to me - I don't think you have to do anything special with the OS. Although you could look at the CDs and DVDs section of the preferences. I would try a different USB port first though.
 

sparky1959

macrumors newbie
Original poster
Jul 18, 2016
5
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The drive is built into the side of the iMac, it's internal, it reads a blank disc I get a small thing up asking me what I want to do with the disc but it's not reading movies or music odd.
 

havokalien

macrumors 6502a
Apr 27, 2006
649
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Kelso, Wa
2 different lasers to write and read. Pretty common to go bad, used ones on ebay are about 8-10 dollars. just replace it.
 
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