DVDs won't load

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

  1. Hydabrink macrumors newbie

    Jul 13, 2008
    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


    Mar 30, 2008
    New Jersey, USA
    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

    Jul 13, 2008
    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 601


    Dec 19, 2004
    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.

    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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