Superdrive on MBP won't recognize DVDs

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by MRockatansky, Jan 2, 2008.

  1. MRockatansky macrumors member

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    So, here I am in Iraq with my trusty MBP...or so I thought. I am certainly in Iraq, but the MBP is not being so trusty. The DVD player refuses to recognize DVDs. It won't even spin them! They go in, sit there, and then eject. Audio CDs are fine. Burned CDs are fine. It will burn CDs. But it just spits DVDs back out. And these are legit DVDs...a new season of Entourage and the latest Sopranos season both got spit back out.

    Please help...the only forms of entertainment here are movies and well.....let's just say you'd rather hear about movies. Help!

    Yes, I tried restarting. Currently running Leopard 10.5.1
     
  2. hanschien macrumors 6502

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    Try resetting the PRAM
    Restart the MBP and hold down Command + Option + P + R before the Apple logo comes on. You will hear a second chime if it is successful.
     
  3. MRockatansky thread starter macrumors member

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    Did it...no luck. Any other ideas?
     
  4. crap freakboy macrumors 6502a

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    My MBP does the same, try holding upside down when inserting a DVD and wait for it to mount. Sad to say I'm not joking, seems we arent the only ones with unSuper Superdrives.
     
  5. MRockatansky thread starter macrumors member

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    Do regular CDs work for you?
     
  6. MRockatansky thread starter macrumors member

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    Inversion didn't work.
     
  7. crap freakboy macrumors 6502a

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    CDs do work and the DVD problem is intermittent. Wish I could have been of help.
     
  8. gpeden macrumors regular

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    Hi,

    Sorry to hear about your issue, but it is just like the one i had. Mine would play most commercial DVD, but not read ones that I had burned on the laptop or elsewhere. It was replaced under warranty.

    Cheers!

    Glen
     

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