spits out blank cd/dvd

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by spekulanten, Feb 11, 2010.

  1. spekulanten macrumors member

    spekulanten

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    #1
    when i insert blank cd/dvd, macbook pro / snow leopard spits it out, i cant write cd/dvd anymore, once worked. it reads written, normal cd/dvd. what can be the cause and how can i solve it? thanks for help :(
     
  2. surflordca macrumors 6502a

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    Not to sound like a joker but if they are a no name disk, did you put the wrong side down? Also did you try different brands to see if the helped?
     
  3. tkermit macrumors 68030

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    That would have been my advice too. My Macbook from 2006 likes to spit out blank media of subpar quality...
     
  4. spekulanten thread starter macrumors member

    spekulanten

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    yes, but i tried to write cdrw and dvd on my macbook and didnt, cheap dvd but pretty good cdrw imation, wrote them on different pc dvd, tried to read it on my mac, didnt, read them dvd on pc laptop.
     
  5. tkermit macrumors 68030

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    Some drives are more sensitive in regard to different blank media than others. I'd still try some other brands. Did your drive work with these discs before? Of course, it's also possible that your drive is simply defective. Yet another possibility, although unlikely, would be a problem on the software side.

    EDIT: You may want to call Apple about this
     
  6. instaxgirl macrumors 65816

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    This might sound stupid but are you putting them in at the right time?

    My macs spit out blank discs unless it's at the stage where it says "insert blank disc now" when I'm burning something.

    I can't just insert a blank disc and have it turn up on my desktop (although I think I could on Tiger)
     
  7. Zeenzie macrumors newbie

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    Mac spits out CD resolved (for me)

    Spekulanten,

    I had trouble with my MBP rejecting CDR's and on the odd occasion other CDs.

    I just went to System Preferences > CDs & DVDs > and made these selections instead of auto-opening/importing using itunes:

    When you insert a blank CD: 'Ask what to do'
    When you insert a blank DVD: 'Ask what to do'

    I am now finally burning my playlist on iTunes :D

    I think the problem might have been iTunes trying to open another itunes when it was asking 'please insert a blank disc' when 'burn playlist' is clicked.

    Hope this helps,

    Z
     

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