iMac not reading mac disks?!?

Discussion in 'iMac' started by JustJonno, Oct 5, 2010.

  1. JustJonno macrumors newbie

    May 22, 2010
    Ok.. this is a wierd one for you.

    I have a relatively new iMac 21.5" basic setup brought just 4 months ago brand new with no apple care (doh!)
    Up until the last update from 10.6.3 to 10.6.4 it could read any disk given to it fairly quickly and with no issues at all. Now, for some reason, it will read windows disks like the setup disks etc, but it won't read its own install disks or any disk that has misc data on. (like backups etc..)

    If i put in a DVD+R with windows 7 on it, it reads it perfect after stuttering a little, the iMac OS X Install DVD and it stutters, stutters again, and spits it out.

    any help? any idea why its doing it? i need to reboot with it in order to fix file problems on the main HDD.

    plz help!!!

  2. JustJonno thread starter macrumors newbie

    May 22, 2010
    Just thought i'd update ya'll on the problem(s) now...

    the superdrive now won't read any disk at all, and not only that, the trashcan has now decided that its not going to accept anything in it and make OS X perm delete everything as standard. I really don't know whats going on with my system but it bugs me that i can't even do a restore cuz it won't read the disk!!!!

  3. plinden macrumors 68040


    Apr 8, 2004
    If you bought it new in the last four months, you still have AppleCare. It's valid for a year - and you can buy extended AppleCare within the first year. Call AppleCare and let them know.
  4. rkaufmann87 macrumors 68000


    Dec 17, 2009
    Folsom, CA
    Wrong! The OP is covered by the 1 year warranty. Customers have 90 days of complimentary AppleCare from the date of purchase and may purchase AppleCare within the first year of ownership. AppleCare extends both telephone support and the warranty to 3 years from the date of purchase.

    I would urge the OP to buy AppleCare, open a case with Apple and begin the steps to get his machine repaired if it needs it.
  5. plinden macrumors 68040


    Apr 8, 2004
    Wrong? What's wrong about what I posted? I said the OP has a year of coverage, has a year to buy extended AppleCare and to call AppleCare to report his problems. He doesn't have to buy AppleCare to get help now.

    The 90 days is complimentary telephone help, which is extended to a year on buying the extended coverage. It's all AppleCare though whether or not you buy the extra two year coverage.

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