MacBook won't recognize blank CDs...

Discussion in 'MacBook' started by leekohler, Nov 9, 2008.

  1. leekohler macrumors G5

    leekohler

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    ...But it will recognize blank DVDs. Anybody know why? Is my drive dying?

    Oh- And I have the last rev 2.4 BlackBook.
     
  2. Blue Velvet Moderator emeritus

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    Is it a new brand of blank CD that you're using? Do you have another kind of CD you can try? It's not some five and dime spool of el-cheapo Burnmequicks is it? :p
     
  3. leekohler thread starter macrumors G5

    leekohler

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    Nope- they're those nice, black memorex ones. I just put in a music CD, and that works just fine.
     

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  4. Blue Velvet Moderator emeritus

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    Have you used them before? The slot drives can be picky about disks that are fractionally too thick or otherwise weird in some way. I always stick to Sony and Verbatim disks, never any probs.

    They don't seem to like Memorex media over at cdfreaks.com at all.
     
  5. leekohler thread starter macrumors G5

    leekohler

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    I bet that's it. I've only used those discs in my PM G5. I'll go get some new ones for this one.
     
  6. Mitthrawnuruodo Moderator emeritus

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    What's your settings in System Preferences -> CD & DVDs?

    Anything suspicious there?
     
  7. leekohler thread starter macrumors G5

    leekohler

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    Nope- they both say "Ask what to do".
     

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