MBP automatically ejecting blank CD-Rs

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by swac, Apr 6, 2008.

  1. swac macrumors newbie

    Oct 25, 2007
    Every time I put in a blank CD-R (I've tried with multiple discs), I hear the drive whir for a few seconds, stop, whir again, and stop again, and then the CD is ejected. This only happens with blank CD-Rs. I've tried CDs that I have burned with this drive itself in the past, and it happily reads them. No window pops up asking what to do with the blank CD, it just ejects it without asking. Any thoughts?
  2. Jiddick ExRex macrumors 65816

    Jiddick ExRex

    May 14, 2006
    Roskilde, DK
    Do you have admin rights?
  3. swac thread starter macrumors newbie

    Oct 25, 2007
  4. drpellypo macrumors 6502a

    Nov 19, 2007
    Northumberland, UK
    Are they black, the discs? As in, the bottom of them? If so, MBP will not read those discs.
  5. swac thread starter macrumors newbie

    Oct 25, 2007
    No, I've used discs from this exact same stack before and they've worked flawlessly.
  6. googrankwizard macrumors newbie

    Jun 1, 2008
    Same GD problem with my Macbook Pro

    Did you find a way to fix this? It just started happening out of nowhere.
  7. Osarkon macrumors 68020


    Aug 30, 2006
    It happened with me months ago - turned out to be a hardware fault, the superdrive was replaced under warranty.

    You might want to give Apple a ring and see what they say.
  8. docal97 macrumors 6502a


    Jun 28, 2006
    I had a very similar situation also. The drive would read some discs and not others, but there was no pattern how the drive behaved.

    So i took it in, they said the drive was faulty, it was replaced, and now all is well.

    I'd take it in to the shop for a look.....
  9. swac thread starter macrumors newbie

    Oct 25, 2007
    Yeah, I called AppleCare and they had me send it in for repairs.
  10. mrtekkid macrumors regular

    Sep 28, 2006
    My drive did that too for awhile... than just out of the blue started reading discs again.... interesting.... it seems to be okay right now....
  11. gometro33 macrumors newbie

    Feb 18, 2007
    My MBP just started doing this too. I've used this stack of CDs for a while (I don't burn all that often) and have never had a problem before.

    Has anyone found a solution?

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