DVDs won't load

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by Hydabrink, Jul 13, 2008.

  1. Hydabrink macrumors newbie

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    Some DVDs will not load on my computer; it tries to load it for a minute and then spits it out. I tried the DVD that wouldn't load on a different computer along with a DVD player, and it works on there, so I know that the disk isn't messed up. Just wondering what the problem might be and what I can do to find out.
     
  2. merl1n macrumors 65816

    merl1n

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    It could be a problem with your Optical Drive getting "touchy" about reading certain DVD media.

    You could try a PRAM reset, but I think you need to replace the Optical Drive. If you are under AppleCare or you are within the warranty period, I'd give Apple a call. They should replace it for free.
     
  3. Hydabrink thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Hey thanks for the advice. I have a Power PC G5, which I bought back in 2002. I was thinking of just getting a new optical drive. Right now I'm considering this LG. Is this one any good, or does anyone have any other recommendations?
     
  4. velocityg4 macrumors 68040

    velocityg4

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    If you like spending triple the money. You can find just about any brand on Newegg.com for $25-$35.

    This works great for me. And works well with Verbatim discs.
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/ProductReview.aspx?Item=N82E16827135148

    It also burns DVD+R Dual Layer and has lightscribe. You can find Lightscribe drivers for Mac OS X online.

    Also never by cables, components, upgrades, peripherals etc... At retail stores I recommend Newegg for prices and plenty of customer reviews.

    Just check out the price difference between a 10 foot HDMI cable at Best Buy and Newegg.

    Only go to a brick and mortar store for big items that do not vary much in price. Like whole computers without upgrades, TV's, and some other electronics.
     

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