MacBook 13", DVD player won't work

Discussion in 'MacBook' started by swatid99, Aug 2, 2009.

  1. swatid99 macrumors newbie

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    My Macbook's dvd player will not play movies or run install cd's. It was perfectly fine when I bought it and then had to reinstall the OS and software and now it doesn't work. The cd player works, it can burn cd's, read cd's etc.. Just DVD Player gone missing. Please help!
     
  2. old-wiz macrumors G3

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    dvd player is not involved in running an install DVD. What happens when you insert a DVD? Does it show up in finder? If it doesn't you my have bad DVD drive.
     
  3. Frosties macrumors 6502a

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    How old is the computer? If old the use a cleaning disc as the slot loading drive loves dirt.
     
  4. MWPULSE macrumors 6502a

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    is it the DVD player app itself? you might have to reinstall the OS
    :S

    PTP
     
  5. swatid99 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    The DVD is not detected by the laptop. It makes a sound and then spits the dvd out. Gosh I'd hate to go out and buy another 400 dollar dvd drive. I can't watch movies or anything. Oh when I try to install software off of the DVD it won't work..
     
  6. MarkCooz macrumors 6502a

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    I have the same thing on my whitebook, I hope i can replace it soon!

    same thing happens to me, if i put in a dvd it's trying to read it for a couple of seconds then spits it out, but cd's works fine idk why...
     

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