I think my new mini's cd drive is broken

pulsewidth947

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Has anyone had any problems with their new mini not accepting a cd? i just went to put a cd in the drive, but it wouldnt accept it into the drive.

It only arrived this morning, and i havent even opened the case to put the ram in!
 

jackieonasses

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pulsewidth947 said:
Has anyone had any problems with their new mini not accepting a cd? i just went to put a cd in the drive, but it wouldnt accept it into the drive.

It only arrived this morning, and i havent even opened the case to put the ram in!
I know this sounds stupid... But is there a cd already in there???

kyle
 

Blue Velvet

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Depends on the CD -- try another.

Some copy-protected audio CDs and PC CDs that haven't been properly closed may cause it to get temperamental.

At least it's still under guarantee. :)
 

Mitthrawnuruodo

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Is this a direct continuation from this thread...? :rolleyes:

Are you sure it's not one in there (that's not mounted)...?

Edit: I see that has already been suggested... it just takes too long to find and insert URLs... :p

New question, since these threds were pretty close, timewise... have you fixed permissions and/or rebooted, just too see if that helps...?
 

pulsewidth947

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oh god do i feel stupid.. i didnt push it in far enough..

i'll explain myself :) on the slot laoding macs at work you push them roughly half way and the drive sucks it in.

on this mini i had to push it till there was roughly 1-2 cms sticking out.

but.. the blank cd i put in hasnt popped up on the desktop, and i dont have an apple keyboard so no eject button.. uh oh..



.. and yes it was a thread continuation.. i tried to be sneaky but got busted.. sorry :)


:edit: muahahaha.. a quick restart then a popup box saying it cant read the disk "ignore/eject" thanks apple !
 

john1123

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pulsewidth947 said:
the blank cd i put in hasnt popped up on the desktop, and i dont have an apple keyboard so no eject button.. uh oh..
you can also install the eject menubar item. it can be found in System:Library:CoreServices:MenuExtras:Eject.menu

just double click the file and you can now eject your drive from the menubar!
 

noelister

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john1123 said:
you can also install the eject menubar item. it can be found in System:Library:CoreServices:MenuExtras:Eject.menu

just double click the file and you can now eject your drive from the menubar!
Can't you just drag the mounted CD/DVD to the trash can to eject it?
 

pulsewidth947

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john1123 said:
you can also install the eject menubar item. it can be found in System:Library:CoreServices:MenuExtras:Eject.menu

just double click the file and you can now eject your drive from the menubar!
thats really handy to know! although i'm not really sure why it wouldnt show up on the desktop, as it was only a blank cd. oh well.. computers.. cant live with em, cant live without em :)... although i can happily live with my mini.. once i figured out how to use it that is.
 

alexprice

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john1123 said:
you can also install the eject menubar item. it can be found in System:Library:CoreServices:MenuExtras:Eject.menu

just double click the file and you can now eject your drive from the menubar!
Thats really cool, how do you then remove it from the menu bar?
(Should you wish too?) :)
 
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