Macbook Spits Out PS1 Discs

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  1. bob616 macrumors 6502

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    When i put a PS1 disc into my macbook it spits it out after a couple of seconds. Why does this happen.
     
  2. rd261 macrumors regular

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    PS1 as in playstation 1? If thats the case its probably because the macbook is not able to read the disc.
     
  3. macbooker15 macrumors 6502

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    i see stupid people..

    what? u want to know why your macbook wont play ps1 games.....possibly because a mac isnt a PS1, and therefore not fit to read or play PS1 games!
     
  4. TEG macrumors 604

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    Can't read the disc since it does not conform to any known format.

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  5. bob616 thread starter macrumors 6502

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    when it is running windows through bootcamp it spits it out too and one of my friends non-mac (dell) laptop running windows does not spit it out.
     
  6. OrangeSVTguy macrumors 601

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    Are you trying to run a PS1 emulator through Bootcamp? I used to play Intelligent Qube all the time back when I had my VAIO.
     
  7. CWallace macrumors 603

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    If Windows cannot read the disc, it usually just let's it sit there, especially if it is a tray-load CD/DVD unit (like most, if not all, Dells). Slot-load units (like on the Mac) will sometimes spit it back out automatically.
     
  8. bob616 thread starter macrumors 6502

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    why cant it read it though.... the disk is in good condition and other devices can read it.
     
  9. TEG macrumors 604

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    Because the disc is not in a recognized format. Macs by default only accept media that conform to standards, (CD Audio, RedBook, FAT32, UFS, NTFS, HFS, HFS+), the PS1 and other gaming systems do not follow any of these standards, therefore the drive automatically ejects the drive incase it is not really a disc or is designed to dammage the drive.

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  10. bob616 thread starter macrumors 6502

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    i understand what you are saying but that does not explain why when running windows through bootcamp it still ejects the disc.
     
  11. alphaod macrumors Core

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    BECAUSE IT'S A SLOT LOADING DRIVE. READ:

     
  12. bob616 thread starter macrumors 6502

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  13. tolerant2 macrumors newbie

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    This Shouldn't Be a Formatting Problem

    PSone disks can be read just fine on my iBook G3 running 10.3.9.

    Oh yeah, the PSone disks also work on the iMac G5 I have running 10.4.

    And the PSone disks work on PowerBook G4 running 10.5.

    On all of these computers I can play the PSone games using an emulator called PSX for Mac OS X.

    Unfortunately my MacBook Pro automatically spits them out. Clearly this isn't a formatting problem, because all the other computers are able to read them. Apple probably deliberately added a component to their cd drive that automatically rejects cds that have black surfaces.

    I can't imagine why though. Damn you Apple.

    Does anyone know a way around this? Other Apple computers with the same operating systems read the disks just fine.
     
  14. thomahawk macrumors 6502a

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    PS1 discs are just regular CD-ROM discs. they just have a certain data style. but they are CD-ROMs in the end. i guess its just that your macbook's drive just doesnt want to accept it. but PS1 discs will go in external drives and windows based computers im sure of it. i have popped in ps1 discs in before
     
  15. theLimit macrumors 6502a

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    It's most likely that the newer drives just have pickier lasers that don't like the black discs, so they spit them out. I'd use a different computer or a cheap external drive and make a copy.
     
  16. KingYaba macrumors 68040

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    PS1 discs work quite well on my Macbook Pro. Shows up as two CDs when inserted and it's somewhat playable using vmware fusion. PSX crashes or gives me a load error on the Mac side.
     

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  17. Macvillain macrumors newbie

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    Its not the disc thats the problem, its the disc drive on the macbook. I have a whole ton of blank Memorex CD-R's (with a black bottom) that i used to burn music and disc images onto all the time with my iMac. Then I traded my iMac for a MacBook with some guy on craigslist, and now i have a whole bunch of useless blank cd's. My MacBook spits out the disc within a matter of seconds. I thought my drive was bad, so i took it to an apple "Genius." He tried to tell me that all my blank cd's were bad. I tried to kindly explain that they worked just fine with my iMac, but being the Genius A Hole that he was he just kept on insisting that all my cd's were bad. All i wanted him to do was agree with me that it was that specific model disc drive that wouldnt recognize the cd's, but he never did. I didnt feel like fighting with the guy, so i just bought a new pack of CD-R's and went home.

    Sorry for the long rant. Moral of the story is your MacBook will not read any cd's with a black bottom.
     
  18. BlackMax macrumors 6502a

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    You should have walked over to one of the iMac floor models, loaded one of your "bad" CDs into the iMac, burned a few programs to your "bad" CD and then asked the Genius if you could leave the store with your "bad" CD. :D
     
  19. Macvillain macrumors newbie

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    I know i really should have done that, but i was late for work (i work at the store right next to the apple store in the mall) i didnt even wanna bother with it. I really try to give the the genius the benefit of the doubt, mainly because of all the good things i have heard about them really doing all they could to help the customer on here, but mostly all the ones i have ever talked to think they know everything and are A Holes. (sorry for the run on sentence)
     

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