Snow Leopard - 1st Gen White MacBook won't read DVD

Discussion in 'macOS' started by DarrenG, Sep 2, 2009.

  1. DarrenG macrumors regular

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    #1
    Installed SL on MBP, no issues. However my 1st Gen White 13" MacBook won't mount the install DVD. It spins up and then after a min or so it ejects.

    I can insert a data CD or a DVD film and they work, I've reset PRAM. Anything else anyone can suggest I try?
     
  2. raggjarboffel macrumors newbie

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    got the same problem

    I just got the Snow Leopard DVD today and it gets ejected after 1 minute and 8 seconds (yes I timed it :).
    When I try to burn DVD´s I get the dreaded "The device failed to calibrate the laser power level for this media" error.
    It will not read any movie DVD or burn anything, but it can read a music CD (tried just now with a 22 Pistepirrko CD). I haven´t tried much to fix this yet except the "voodoo trick" described here: http://forums.macosxhints.com/showthread.php?t=77414
    But this didn´t do the trick for me. Tomorrow I´ll by a can of compressed air and see if it helps to blow compressed air into the superdrive slot.
    This problem really pisses me off!

    Btw, my machine is a MacBook that I bought 2-3 years ago, and it has got a MATSHITA DVD-R UJ-857D: Firmware Revision: KBVB. All updates are installed.
     
  3. DarrenG thread starter macrumors regular

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    Well bu**er me, that Voodoo trick worked! What the he** has that got to do with OSX mounting the upgrade disk?

    Figured I'll try anything and didn't honestly expect it to work but did as suggested in Post#9 and rebooted. Inserted SL Disc and hey presto.

    Thank you!
     

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