No disc burning device found?

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  1. kuebby macrumors 68000

    kuebby

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    Ok, so before last night I hadn't used my disc drive in like a year, but I never had any problems with it before.

    I had a playlist in iTunes I wanted to burn to a CD (made a mixtape for a girl) and when I put it in and tried to burn the CD in iTunes it just massively froze. When I tried to restart iTunes after force quitting it repeatedly would not start because it said my library file was locked. My iMac had been kinda slow anyway, the Chrome memory leak was killing it because I have a habit of having like 60 tabs open...

    So of course a restart was in order, and when I did iTunes opened normally with my library, but when I tried to burn a disc it said "No supported disc burners found" on the burning menu in iTunes.

    Obviously this is very strange so I immediately checked 'About my Mac' and low and behold, under Disc Burning it says, "No disc burning device was found. If the device is external, make sure it’s connected and turned on."

    I know the drive is getting power because the disc went in, but now the eject key won't do anything either. Is my superdrive done for?
     
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  3. kuebby thread starter macrumors 68000

    kuebby

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    Ok, well after another restart this morning the disc that had been stuck in the drive ejected and it magically started acknowledging that there was a disc drive installed.

    So... problem solved I guess.
     

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