Late 2006 MBP Not recognizing blank cds

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by RoboCop001, Apr 26, 2009.

  1. RoboCop001 macrumors 65816

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    #1
    Hey everyone.

    Anyone else having a problem where you put in a blank cd to, you know, burn it, and then it just spits it back out?

    It seems as though it's probably a hardware problem (in which case I'll never get it fixed) because the drive spins the CD up and down, tries to read it, and then just spits it out. Doesn't look like OS X (using Leopard) even gets to know there's a disc in there.

    There is a small dent in the casing on the right corner where the disc drive is though. Maybe that somehow screwed it up.

    There are 2 lasers or lenses aren't there? One for CDs and one for DVDs? Maybe the CD one is damaged. But it reads CDs just fine. It just doesn't seem to play well with blank ones.

    Any ideas?
     
  2. clyde2801 macrumors 601

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    Try using compressed air or a disk cleaning kit to, well, clean it.
     

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