Macbook Pro not reading disc

ArmyKnight12

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I am able to watch dvds on my Macbook Pro, but when I insert a CD with photos or music on it, it doesn't read it and says "you just inserted a blank CD".

ALSO, I'm not able to burn CD's.

Anyone know what the issue is and how to fix it?
 

ArmyKnight12

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Yes. If I burn a photo disc at work, it shows up as a blank CD on the MBP. If I put it in another work computer, it shows the photos. Think something is wrong.
 

ArmyKnight12

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Thanks for your help so far. I put three CD's in. They all work. It's only burned CD's.
 

ArmyKnight12

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Burned a disc on her MACBOOK, nothing! Still says "you have just inserted a blank disc" ARGH!!
 

iBookG4user

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Burned a disc on her MACBOOK, nothing! Still says "you have just inserted a blank disc" ARGH!!
Ok, try going into system preferences and creating a new account. Then try the burnt CD in the new account. If that doesn't work, if you have windows installed on the computer; try the CD using windows. If it works in windows, it is due to Mac OS X, if it doesn't work, it's a hardware issue.
 

ArmyKnight12

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I made an account- disc doesn't work on that either.
I don't have Windows. I guess it must be a hardware issue and of course my warranty on this computer expired a year ago.
 

iBookG4user

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The problem is the junk drives Apple puts in their laptops, iMacs and Minis.
Totally agree, my friend's MacBook Pro Superdrive kicked the bucket a couple months ago. The same has happened to mine in the past as well, although I was under Applecare when it happened.
 

GSMiller

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The SuperDrive in my iMac stopped working last Christmas. I would insert a disc, it would try and read it, then eject it. They place I shipped it to replaced it with a Pioneer drive and it works great. Doesn't seem to be as loud as the MatsuSHITa either.
 

ArmyKnight12

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Went to the Apple store today. "Genius" said it would cost 250 bucks to fix.
Optical laser is not working.

You think an external superdrive would work just as well. I can get one of those for much cheaper.

Thoughts on what I should do?
 

iBookG4user

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Went to the Apple store today. "Genius" said it would cost 250 bucks to fix.
Optical laser is not working.

You think an external superdrive would work just as well. I can get one of those for much cheaper.

Thoughts on what I should do?
I'd replace it myself, you can get the drive for about $85 after shipping. I posted a link to the guide a bit earlier, it is a pretty easy repair :)
 

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