Help! CDs burnt with PC suddenly not readable!

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by LouisLeLou, Nov 22, 2010.

  1. LouisLeLou macrumors member

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    Hello,

    I've suddenly come across a problem, which I'm not sure I understand at all... My Macbook Pro has stopped being able to read PC burnt data CDs. CDs that have previously worked. I get the "The disk inserted was not readable by this computer" error. They work in my old PC laptop, BUT, I booted up in Boot Camp on my Macbook Pro and it only saw the CD as a blank CD, so I'm guessing it's not an OS problem.

    Just to make things even more clear, PC burnt audio CDs STILL work, and Mac burnt data/audio CDs still work. So it also doesn't seem to be a problem with the optical drive itself.

    I'm a bit miffed...

    Cheers for any help.

    Louis
     
  2. spinnerlys Guest

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    What Mac OS X version do you have on what exact MacBook Pro? And in what Windows version did you burn the CDs with what application and what settings?
    Could it be, that the CDs are written as multi session CDs and not finalised yet?
     
  3. LouisLeLou thread starter macrumors member

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    Hi thanks for the reply,

    I'm in OS X 10.5.8, on a Macbook Pro from May/June 2008.

    I don't know what version of windows or with what program these CDs were burnt, but what I do know is that they did work before on my Macbook Pro, so I guess it doesn't matter, the fact is, they worked before but now they don't :confused: ... this is the first time since I got my MBP that I have encountered this "The disk inserted was not readable by this computer" error... I find it very strange.

    Cheers.

    Louis
     
  4. LouisLeLou thread starter macrumors member

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    One other thing I failed to mention, they work in my dad's Mac (iMac bought at the same time as the Macbook Pro, OS X 10.5.8)
     
  5. LouisLeLou thread starter macrumors member

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    I hope someone is able to help as I have absolutely no idea what to even try, I just keep putting my disks in over and over again, hoping it will work this time, seeing as the fact that it stopped working is equally as random.
     
  6. RRmalvado macrumors 6502

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    Do any other type of CDs/DVDs work?

    Your Superdrive may be dying.
     
  7. LouisLeLou thread starter macrumors member

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    Hi thanks for replying,

    Short answer: yes.

    "PC burnt audio CDs STILL work, and Mac burnt data/audio CDs still work.'

    + all DVDs.

    Cheers,

    Louis
     
  8. LouisLeLou thread starter macrumors member

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    I feel so guilty bumping this, but seriously, nothing?
     

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