Strange issue with MBP DVD drive, not showing up in finder.

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by jfwhite, Jan 14, 2010.

  1. jfwhite macrumors newbie

    Jan 14, 2010
    Drive still accepts and ejects discs as usual. Problem happens with all kinds of discs, CDs and DVDs.

    I even tried replacing the drive with a brand new one, still nothing showing in finder.

    Rrggr. What gives?
  2. spinnerlys Guest


    Sep 7, 2008
    forlod bygningen
    Does it show up in Disk Utility?

    Have you looked at Finder Preferences?

  3. jfwhite thread starter macrumors newbie

    Jan 14, 2010
    Yes, it is recognized in disk utility. I do have the CD/DVD box checked in Finder Preferences too. :confused:
  4. Bambidextrious macrumors newbie

    Apr 7, 2015
    I have the same pb, did you resolve it?

    Hi I have a MacBook a friend gave me. It runs very well, I upgraded it to 10.6.8 and even changed the memory and processor to give it a quick and that is enough for me.

    However ther is a dvd disk that work on it that just stopped working. Can't place any installation or anything at the time of change. And it was before I upgraded it.

    It shows in disk utility and profiler and I have checked finder's preferences to make sure the cd&DVD is ticked and the options in System preferences is NOT to ignore but to ask what to do. But the disk doesn't show in Finder or the desktop.

    When I put a dvd or cd it takes it, seems to be reading it but spits it out after and the cd or dvd never appears anywhere.

    I have not found any help on the subject, can you?

    The stuff I have in System Profiler is:

    Firmware Revision: ZB0E
    Interconnect: ATAPI
    Burn Support: Yes (Apple Shipping Drive)
    Cache: 2048 KB
    Reads DVD: Yes
    CD-Write: -R, -RW
    DVD-Write: -R, -R DL, -RW, +R, +R DL, +RW
    Write Strategies: CD-TAO, CD-SAO, DVD-DAO
    Media: To show the available burn speeds, insert a disc and choose View > Refresh

    In disk utility it says
    Name : MATSHITA DVD-R UJ-857E
    Type : Optical Device

    Disk Identifier : MATSHITA DVD-R UJ-857E
    Connection Bus : ATAPI
    Connection Type : Internal
    Burn Support : Apple Shipping
    Writes CD : Yes
    Writes DVD : Yes
    Media is present : No
    --->it says media present whether a dvd or cd is in there...

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