iMac not reading DVDs

Discussion in 'iMac' started by iRock1, Mar 15, 2013.

  1. iRock1 macrumors 6502a


    Apr 23, 2011
    So... It turns out that my iMac is not reading any DVD. It will perfectly work with audio CDs, but when I insert a DVD the crappy SuperDrive starts to read, then it stops and finally will eject the disc.

    I tried to clean the drive using a credit card and a soft clothe, but still it's not working.

    Any idea? Going the technical support and loose my iMac for a relatively long period of time is my last resource, so I really want to solve this fast and by myself.
  2. jmthigpen macrumors regular

    Apr 18, 2011
    Charleston, SC
    There are actually two lasers in the iMac optical drive, your DVD laser probably went bad. If you have AppleCare you're covered. If not I think it's about $150 out of pocket for a replacement drive from Apple.
  3. oldhifi macrumors 65816


    Jan 12, 2013
    I have the same problem but with the cd's, I bought a external drive..I read all the fix-it's, but no fix for me..

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