Early '08 Macbook pro automatically ejects DVDs

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  1. yarjarrar macrumors member

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    I"m use toast to put an image file on a DVD, but when I put the DVD in, it just spins around for a bout 8 seconds and then ejects without even acknowledging it anything on the screen. Very annoying. Please help me.
    Here's what the disc burning says in "about this mac":

    HL-DT-ST DVDRW GSA-S10N:

    Firmware Revision: AP12
    Interconnect: ATAPI
    Burn Support: Yes (Apple Shipping Drive)
    Cache: 2048 KB
    Reads DVD: Yes
    CD-Write: -R, -RW
    DVD-Write: -R, -R DL, -RW, +R, +R DL, +RW
    Write Strategies: CD-TAO, CD-SAO, CD-Raw, DVD-DAO
    Media: Insert media and refresh to show available burn speeds
     
  2. yarjarrar thread starter macrumors member

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    OoooOooh, I think this broblem is giving me a stomach ache. Anyone help with the ejecting DVDs?
     
  3. iLog.Genius macrumors 601

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    Usually when that happens, the SuperDrive can't read the disc and ejects it. Some will say it might be a bad disc but this sounds like hardware. What I recommend you do is take a can of compressed air and spray into the SuperDrive and then try again. If that doesn't solve the problem, you're looking at replacing the SuperDrive.
     
  4. yarjarrar thread starter macrumors member

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    Thanks for the reply, I'll go out and get an air can and post the results after I try.
     
  5. yarjarrar thread starter macrumors member

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    I tried just blowing into the slot and now it workes! Now it can read DVD like a pro. That was simple, thanks for the help!
     
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