Mac Mini spins, then spits out cd/dvd's

Discussion in 'Mac mini' started by hookem12387, May 25, 2009.

  1. hookem12387 macrumors 6502

    Joined:
    Sep 30, 2007
    Location:
    Austin, Texas
    #1
    My mini is spinning the discs, then spitting them back out, never reading them. I'd take it into the apple store but 1)it's out of warranty and 2) they just blame everything on me having opened it to add RAM. Any ideas for a fix? I searched and one person suggested reinstalling os x, but I'd like not to have to do that if possible. Thanks
     
  2. Hellhammer Moderator

    Hellhammer

    Staff Member

    Joined:
    Dec 10, 2008
    Location:
    Finland
    #2
    Have you tried with multiple DVDs/CDs? I burned few albums to DVD for my friend and it spitted out 2 out of 5 disks, so the disks were not working properly (tried 'em on my PC to with no result) If it spits out all disks, there must be a problem with your optical drive. I guess Apple Store can replace it for little charge + new optical drive's cost or you can do it buy yourself
     
  3. hookem12387 thread starter macrumors 6502

    Joined:
    Sep 30, 2007
    Location:
    Austin, Texas
  4. mooblie macrumors 6502

    mooblie

    Joined:
    Apr 23, 2009
    Location:
    The Highlands, Scotland
    #4
    If you successfully managed to upgrade your RAM, you'd easily be able to swap out your optical drive for a replacement.
     
  5. hookem12387 thread starter macrumors 6502

    Joined:
    Sep 30, 2007
    Location:
    Austin, Texas

Share This Page