Help! 2009 Mac Mini Not Reading CDs/DVDs

Discussion in 'Mac mini' started by MacCurry, Jul 2, 2009.

  1. MacCurry macrumors 6502

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    I have a 2009 2.0 C2D Mac Mini that I upgraded to 4 GB RAM from the standard 1 GB RAM. It does not read CDs/DVDs or any other optical media.

    When I check the profiler for the SATA connection, I get:

    OPTIARC DVD RW AD-5670S:

    Model: OPTIARC DVD RW AD-5670S
    Revision: 2AHF
    Native Command Queuing: No
    Detachable Drive: No
    Power Off: No
    Async Notification: Yes

    When I check the profiler for disc burning, I get:

    OPTIARC DVD RW AD-5670S:

    Firmware Revision: 2AHF
    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

    It seems the controller is good and is seeing the DVD drive, but it just won't read anything included DVD movies and CDs that I bought off the shelf.

    Any solutions/suggestions?
    :(
     
  2. stukdog macrumors 6502

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    I'd open it back up and be sure you have that gold cable connected securely.

    If that doesn't work, put the 1GB back in and then bring it to the Apple Store for repair.
     
  3. geoffreak macrumors 68020

    geoffreak

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    Time to replace the RAM with stock and visit the Apple Store :rolleyes:
     
  4. MacCurry thread starter macrumors 6502

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    #4
    I bought it from Amazon.com at the end of March, so I don't if I can take it into an Apple store.
     
  5. MacMini2009 macrumors 68000

    MacMini2009

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    California
    #5
    You are still under a 1 year warranty so call Apple.
     

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