OS X won't mount audio CDs

ringnebula

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May 21, 2006
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I'm running a fresh install of 10.4.3 on a dual 800 Quicksilver. Under OS X audio CDs will not mount. Sometimes I get an error about an unreadable disk but most of the time nothing. Data CDs mount fine as do video and data DVDs. When running OS 9 all optical media is mounted fine.

Does anyone have a clue as to what direction I might take to fix this? I haven't been able to find much info relevant to this via google so far.

Thanks!
 

russed

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Jan 16, 2004
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i have had this problem with my powerbook, i just put it down to a failing drive and i havent got around to sending it back to apple yet as i havent been near an apple store/dont have the time to be without it!

my problem was that i would put it in and it would make clicking noises and spin up and then after a while it would just spit it back out at me! thankfully it appears to have rectified itself now (well it is reading disks!)
 

ringnebula

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May 21, 2006
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Disk Utility shows a cd when I have an audio cd in the drive but will display no info about it. I haven't tried repairing perms yet as this is a fresh install.

I too figured it was a failed drive so I replaced it with a new one - same problem.

I'll try repairing the perms now and see what happens.
 

ringnebula

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May 21, 2006
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Ok, so no luck to be had with fixing permissions. There were indeed plenty to be fixed including /System/Library/Filesystems/cddafs.fs

All fixed now but still no luck mounting audio cds. iTunes does not see the cd either. I have updated to the latest iTunes, but no dice.

Does anyone have any other suggestions for me? I find it strange that there are no messages logged about this in the system logs.....

Thanks
 

ringnebula

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May 21, 2006
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Thanks for the tip but I'm afraid there is no Info.cidb file on my machine or any .cidb file for that matter. I'm beginning to think that I just have botched install media and that I may have to find a new dvd to install from...