read my audio mp3 CD, please

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  1. gogonurse macrumors newbie

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    I have purchased a 2 CD set to study for an exam and my Macbook Pro says the discs are blank....
    I need to study and am frustrated-
    No one likes a frustrated nurse
     
  2. Knoodles macrumors 6502

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    What do you mean by "blank"?
    Does the CD mount on the Desktop?
    Does the Finder not recognize the disc and asks to do something?
    If the cd mounts and you double click on it what is in the window and what does it say at the bottom?
    Did you try simply resizing the window? I know that doesn't make sense but sometime the Finder needs a kick to refresh window contents.
    Is the window scrollable?
    Select view option for the cd and arrange by name.

    See if any of this helps.
     
  3. gogonurse thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Knoodles- thanks so much-
    ok-
    it does mount on the desk top. When I double click on the disc image it opens a small window titled "untitled CD" and at the bottom it says
    0 items, 701.6 MB availble

    Disk Utitlity says - unable to attach, operation not supported on socket

    After I insert the CD it gives 5 options:
    open Itunes-"you've inserted a blank CD, to burn,....
    open finder- nothing happens
    open disk utility(above)
    open another application- didn't try
    run script- didn't try this one either

    I do have a computer friend who said my 3 yr old MAC BOOK PRO should read mp3 CD's.
    I suppose there's a slight chance these 2 CDs are empty...

    getting more anixous, gogonurse
     
  4. gogonurse thread starter macrumors newbie

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    and- it says it's a

    .fpbf

    8KB on disk,(6148 bytes) for 0 items
     
  5. Knoodles macrumors 6502

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    Yes it can read mp3 discs.
    Restart your MacBook with cd in.
    Try it on another computer. Friend, neighbor, library?
    Dragging the lower right corner to resize the cd's window adds zip?
    Maybe they are defects?
     
  6. gogonurse thread starter macrumors newbie

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    thanks so much-
    I will try it in another computer or 2.
    Tried restarting computer w/ disc in, no progress.
    I don't know how to drag right corner- huh?

    I wrote the company too.

    You've been great to try to help me.
     
  7. Knoodles, Jul 3, 2011
    Last edited: Jul 3, 2011

    Knoodles macrumors 6502

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    To resize a window
    Insert CD. When it mounts on the desktop double click its icon to open it in a window. In the lower right corner of the window is a square box with diagonal lines. Click and hold on that square while moving the mouse to make the window larger and smaller. Works with any open window.
    I've had happen what you are experiencing and sometimes resizing the window will magically make the missing items appear.

    .fpbf is a Mac file extension for a burn folder. Other people have had trouble with files that have this extension but yours is only 8kb so I doubt it is the mp3 files you seek. Search ".fpbf mac" on google.
     

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