How to: Mount disks that spit back out when trying to install in Leo

Discussion in 'macOS' started by one1, Jan 12, 2008.

  1. one1 macrumors 65816


    Jun 17, 2007
    Chattanooga, TN
    I have an intel mac (macbook) with a fresh (not upgraded) copy of Leo. Apparently this does matter, as Tiger would have been able to mount the disk with no problem so I suspect that ability remains in the computer when upgraded (only a suspicion). I have been trying for 3 days to get my Canon solutions disk (14.3) to mount in Leopard. When I insert it, it just spits back out after spinning up.

    Canon support had no idea what to do, and apple wasn't giving me any help since it is a third party app, they simply sent me the direction of canon for a fix.

    Thankfully I figured out a solution. This should work for all who have disks that will not mount and spit back out. As a last resort right before I pulled my hair out I decided to try and force the disk to mount by holding the shift key while inserting the Canon Solutions disk. IT WORKED!

    Do not let go of that shift key until the disk is mounted completely and the installer icon is on the desktop. Once it is mounted you are good to go and it installs with no problem.

    I hope this information can help some of you having this issue. :)
  2. Gandalf47 macrumors newbie


    May 16, 2008
    Santa Barbarsa
    Superdrive problems

    MBPro 2.2GHz 2GB RAM, superdrive

    My drive spits out most CD's and DVD's - mostly program disks - but occasionally accepts some. I spent a couple of hours of trial and error, but could detect no pattern nor rhyme nor reason. Also, I probably use my drive much less than others, as most of my music has NOT come from CD's.

    I have read on other threads that the thickness of the disk may be an issue for the drive. For what we pay for these high-octane maestros of computing, you'd think the Superdrive wouldn't be so buggy.

    I tried holding the Shift key down for three different disks, and, I am sorry to say that the problem was not solved.

    Any other ideas other than sending it to Apple? It's out of warranty. I couldn't afford AppleCare, hell, I could barely afford the computer.

    It might be cheaper to just get an external optical drive.

    What say you?

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