iMac internal DVD RW just keep whirring

Discussion in 'iMac' started by Jetheat, Nov 11, 2008.

  1. Jetheat macrumors regular

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    When I place a DVD (Brand new and blank) into my DVD drive, instead of accepting it, it simply keeps making whirring noises every 10 seconds and then eventually ejects the DVD.

    Is there a setting I can change or could the drive have packed up?

    JH
     
  2. JediMeister macrumors 68040

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    I would recommend using a different brand of DVDs or the -R variety if you're using +R or RW. If no DVD discs can be read by your system its probably time to bring the system into an Apple Retail store or an Apple-authorized Service Provider.
     
  3. hughvane macrumors 6502

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    What you say tends to make me think you have incompatible dvd disks, or that the optical drive needs updating. What's your model of iMac, and what brand/model of optical drive? I had to change a Pioneer 105 to a 112D in order to accommodate modern disk media. That advice about +R vs -R is good too. As a general rule, use -R.
     
  4. Jetheat thread starter macrumors regular

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    Thanks for the reply.

    As it happens, after a few attempts, it eventually accepted the Brand New Blank DVD and started burning it.

    I have an iMac which I bought about 7 months ago.

    I have both +RW and -RW and its the same thing for both.

    JH
     

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