Optical Drive Doesn't Read Blank Media

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by Jvhowube, Jul 8, 2008.

  1. Jvhowube macrumors member

    Aug 11, 2006
    So today I tried to burn a CD for a friend, and my drive doesn't seem to see the media. I put in a blank disc, it spins around for about 30 seconds, and then spits it back out. To make sure the drive was still alive, I put a regular CD in there and it saw it just fine. I know this problem has been addressed before, but I had some trouble finding the threads. I also tried resetting my PRAM and it did no good.

    Here are my drive details:


    Firmware Revision: KCVB
    Interconnect: ATAPI
    Burn Support: Yes (Apple Shipping Drive)
    Cache: 2048 KB
    Reads DVD: Yes
    CD-Write: -R, -RW
    DVD-Write: -R, -RW, +R, +R DL, +RW
    Write Strategies: CD-TAO, CD-SAO, DVD-DAO
    Media: Insert media and refresh to show available burn speeds

    Thanks for your help.

    I have a 1.5 year-old MacBook Pro. Stats are below.
  2. dextertangocci macrumors 68000

    Apr 2, 2006
    I'm having the same problem with my 10 month old MBP. Apple is replacing my superdrive.
  3. Jvhowube thread starter macrumors member

    Aug 11, 2006
    Well, I called Apple, and they are replacing my optical drive. Awesome.

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