Superdrive not recognising DVD's

Discussion in 'iMac' started by chrisbicker, Jan 13, 2011.

  1. chrisbicker macrumors newbie

    Sep 7, 2008
    had trouble with my iMac so i reset a few things, PRAM, SMC etc. and erased my HDD and reinstalled Snow Leopard

    but since then, i've put a blank DVD in my superdrive and my iMac won't recognise it.

    i thought it best to try disk utility to try and eject the blank disc but to no avail as my disk utility shows the attached following information

    any ideas

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  2. gullySn0wCat macrumors 6502

    Dec 7, 2010
    Go to System Preferences > CDs & DVDs and make sure the top two options are set to "Ask what to do"

    To force a DVD or CD to eject, restart while holding the left mouse button.
  3. chrisbicker thread starter macrumors newbie

    Sep 7, 2008

    Still nothing, got my DVD out and still not recognising any cd's dvd's etc....
  4. MacHamster68, Jan 16, 2011
    Last edited: Jan 16, 2011

    MacHamster68 macrumors 68040


    Sep 17, 2009
    had similar problem on my iMac core duo with combo drive , older dvd's i created when i was using windows will not play on it in OSX SL no matter what i tried even reinstalling SL ,but they play under osx tiger in the same iMac combo drive and they play in a external usb dvd rw drive just fine using SL
    and they play in the combo drive if i use the linux partition , so i copied them using linux and not tinkering settings just plain copy and the copies work in OSX SL

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