DVD Player Problems

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by steedy, Dec 18, 2010.

  1. steedy macrumors newbie

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    I hope I posted this in the right section.
    I own a Macbook Pro and today I realised that it wasn't reading any DVDs. It has read them before in the past but it won't now.
    Whenever I put the DVD in it waits for a while making it's regular sounds and after about a minute it ejects it, doesn't even read the disc or anything.
    Troubling.
    Can anybody please help me with this?? I have tried Safe Boot but that didn't do anything, and that's all I know of... What else can I do..?
     
  2. Aidoneus macrumors 6502

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    Sounds like a mechanical fault with the SuperDrive. Have you recently dropped your Mac, or has it recieved any other kind of sudden shock?
     
  3. steedy thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Not that I can think of... Is it worth taking it to an Apple shop?
     
  4. steedy thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Um now I'm having another problem... I can't open any of my applications??? They just bounce in the dock a few times then stop without any 'running dot' thing underneath it...
    This is worrying...
     
  5. steedy thread starter macrumors newbie

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    As I can't open any programs and after some research into this I have come to the conclusion that my hard drive is packing in (I think the DVD problem was due to the fact I couldn't open the DVD player, not because of a faulty disc drive), so I have ordered a new one. Hopefully that will sort things. :)
     
  6. Dalton63841 macrumors 65816

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    Does it make an annoying, and pretty audible, clicking sound when its spinning up the disk? Just to finally stop and eject the disk...

    My Mac Mini is doing that. A call to Apple turns up that it is a known issue, and I have to get to an apple retailer to get it fixed. Fun part for me is that the nearest apple retailer is 4 hours away...

    EDIT: You posted your last post right before be lol. Do you have a way of testing the drive? Could be a software issue.
     
  7. steedy thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Nu-uh it's been pretty normal to be honest as far as sounds goes, sounds pretty normal like it would just normally load up a DVD.
    Thing is the only two programs that seem to work is iTunes and Firefox (probably Safari too but haven't tried it) so whenever I put in a CD it reads it okay because it has iTunes to read it... but a DVD won't play because the DVD Player won't open to be able to read it in the first place...
    Aaaaaargh. :p
     

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