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

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  1. jfwhite macrumors newbie

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    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

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    Does it show up in Disk Utility?

    Have you looked at Finder Preferences?

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  3. jfwhite thread starter macrumors newbie

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

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    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:
    MATSHITA DVD-R UJ-857E:

    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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