MBP doesn't read DVD - software problem, not hardware

Discussion in 'macOS' started by dufffman, Sep 21, 2009.

  1. dufffman macrumors newbie

    Apr 26, 2008
    I have a MBP that I bought about a year ago. When I insert a DVD my mac doesn't recognize it. I diagnosed it as a software issue because I have parallels running on my computer and the CD does show up in Windows Explorer. I've had the DVD in my mac for about one week now and there are times when DVD Player automatically opens and starts playing the movie from where it left off. I've just never been able to replicate the sequence of events for it to do that.

    I did check the properties in Finder and the "CD's, DVDs and iPods" tab is checked. Any ideas on why it won't show up in Finder and DVD Player/VLC can't find it in their "Open File" commands?

  2. electroshock macrumors 6502a


    Sep 7, 2009
    Odd question: if you quit Parallels then insert the DVD, does it work?

    Also, you're at the latest version of Parallels: 4.0 build 3844?

    Trying to rule out any potential weird clash between Parallels and MacOS X.
  3. dufffman thread starter macrumors newbie

    Apr 26, 2008
    ah, bingo - that was it! Many thanks for the reply! upgraded Parallels, but I bought it when it was 3.0 and the upgrade is an additional $49 - not sure if its worth it as I just use Parallels to check school email which is a pain to setup in Entourage.

    Thanks a lot for the reply! Much appreciated.


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