iMac not reading DVDs

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

  1. iRock1 macrumors 6502a

    iRock1

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    Apr 23, 2011
    #1
    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

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    Apr 18, 2011
    Location:
    Charleston, SC
    #2
    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 6502a

    oldhifi

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    USA
    #3
    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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