Macbook Pro wont run Audio CD's. Urgent assistance

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  1. MatLane, Jan 24, 2012
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    MatLane macrumors 6502a

    MatLane

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    but will read dvds, blank disks....it will also burn media



    i don't understand and its getting very irritating! all it does is spin, stop, spin and then stop again before finally ejecting


    Hope sombody can help!

    Thanks
    M

    Macbook Pro 15inch 2.4ghz, 4gbram, late 08 (first in line unibody)
     
  2. MatLane thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    it started as an on and off problem.....then now it wont do it at all



    just thought i would throw that in! cheers
     
  3. old-wiz macrumors G3

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    Try blowing come compressed air into the optical drive slot.
     
  4. MatLane thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    I'll give it a go
     
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    anybody have any other suggestions? problem still occuring
     
  6. Xcallibur macrumors 6502a

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    Have you tried using different audio cd's, maybe its a defective disk that is causing the constant read/track issues.
     
  7. MatLane thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Tried loads of audio disks, new old, nothing will run

    unless its a DVD or data disk

    it will burn CDS but wont burn data disk? it's ridiculous
     
  8. Xcallibur macrumors 6502a

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    Maybe its a software issue then, as if it actually works with disks, that shows the laser is functional, is there any way you could reinstall the firmware/driver for the disk drive?
     
  9. MatLane thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    How do you do that mate

    I might try that
     
  10. old-wiz macrumors G3

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    Do you have an external USB DVD/Cd drive that might work? They can be bought cheap.
     
  11. Murgatroyd314 macrumors regular

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    Does it work with data CDs, or only data DVDs?

    I'd suggest taking it to an Apple store (if there's one within a reasonable distance) to get it checked out. I had a similar problem (mine started out not reading DVD-R's with the same symptoms you describe, then progressed to not reading any optical discs), and they replaced it under AppleCare.
     
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    Thanks for that, yeah there is a reseller (KRCS) in my city and a main store 20 mile away. Going to try both and see what they say.
     
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    *UPDATE* on currently progress
    i have tried everything i know of in fixing it

    I have even cleaned it and still no luck....yet the other day i inserted a disk on for a laugh and it worked! buy they has gone back to not working again.

    Data disks work, dvd disks work but it now WILL NOT burn DVD's or burn ISO or run files on disk via DU or any other burning program.


    Getting p'sd off now

    Apple store i go
     
  14. windowstomac macrumors regular

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    Are you running a VM in Parallels or VM Ware? When I put a DVD in my Windows VM "steals it" before OS X sees that it's there.
     
  15. phyrexia macrumors 6502a

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    two months before you took it in for warranty work??
     
  16. JacaByte macrumors 6502

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    Sounds like a failing optical drive to me, a replacement is probably in order.
     
  17. Ccrew macrumors 68020

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    I'm still trying to find out where the "Urgent" comes from in the thread title.
     
  18. MatLane thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Well it kind of is Urgent when I'm a music producer by career and need my drive working.
     
  19. fruitycups macrumors 6502

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    Wirelessly posted

    I dont use cds may just move to the pro
     
  20. fruitycups macrumors 6502

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    Wirelessly posted

    I dont use cds may just move to the pro
     

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