iMac Rejecting DVD's...namely Leopard!

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by Wailord, Dec 6, 2007.

  1. Wailord macrumors 6502

    Apr 29, 2007
    Yeah, I burned a DVD once, and ever since, it won't read or write DVDs. I'm trying to install Leopard, but it won't boot from the disk, either, just spits them out.
  2. EricNau Moderator emeritus


    Apr 27, 2005
    San Francisco, CA
    Check your preferences in System Preferences > CDs and DVDs.
  3. Wailord thread starter macrumors 6502

    Apr 29, 2007
    What about it? Nothing seems out of the ordinary...:(
    I'm running 10.4.11 on an Intel iMac:

    Model Name: iMac
    Model Identifier: iMac5,1
    Processor Name: Intel Core 2 Duo
    Processor Speed: 2 GHz
    Number Of Processors: 1
    Total Number Of Cores: 2
    L2 Cache (per processor): 4 MB
    Memory: 1 GB
    Bus Speed: 667 MHz
    Boot ROM Version: IM51.0090.B09
    SMC Version: 1.8f2
    Serial Number: W8707A0RVUX
  4. Muncher macrumors 65816


    Apr 19, 2007
    I don't want to insult you or anything, so don't take this the wrong way, but are you sure you're putting the DVD in the right way? I know you most likely aren't, but that's an easy problem to fix. :D

    Otherwise, you could have a defective drive. If you have the time, you should take it to an apple store nearby, and if they can't fix it, they might well give you a new one.
  5. Wailord thread starter macrumors 6502

    Apr 29, 2007
    For a scary second there, I thought I might be putting them in the wrong way...sadly/thankfully, it didn't work. :(/:)
    I'm afraid I DO have a defective drive. :(

    I've reset the NVRAM multiple times, too...
  6. Wailord thread starter macrumors 6502

    Apr 29, 2007
    After talking with a friend and reading some posts, it seems that the SuperDrive Firmware Update 2.1 may have killed it. The last time I could use it was Junish, right around the time the Update came out. Gonna get it repaired...

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