Dvd player not working on my mac

It has only started happening today! It's like the computer doesn't recognise it. The computer just spits it out after a couple of seconds.


[Solved] How to Fix 'Mac Won't Play DVD' Problem

I've restarted and shut down but nothing seems to work. Any ideas? I'm using Mac OSX. Satcomer In Geostationary Orbit May 29, First you didn't try everything! Which Mac do you have and what version of OS X is it running? Have you reset the PRAM?

[Solved] How to Fix 'Mac(Book Pro) Won't Play DVD' Problem

Have you cleaned out the dust in the DVD drive lately? This will launch System Profiler and in there select 'Disk Burning'? Satcomer, Thanks for the speedy reply. I am just going to try resetting the PRAM to see if this is the problem. How exactly do you clean out the dust in the DVD drive? Do you buy a special disk? Thanks for your help and i'll probably need more help very soon!

Cheers Electroboy. It's driving me mad! Thanks Electroboy. To clean out the DVD drive for slot drives just get a compressed air can that has one of those straw like tube with it. Then just blow out toward the Earth direction.

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Hi, Done Safe Boot, cleaned out the optical drive with compressed air and still it's not working! How do you do this? Mac OS X Version Does it cost a lot of money to repair? This will not help you in the least but I would just like to say you are not alone because I am experiencing the exact same problem.

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If you find a solution to your problem I would be very grateful if you told me about it via this thread. No one asked what computer model is in use. If you have a recent model MacBook you may be suffering what many others are fighting with, and things may have stopped working after a firmware update. I am dealing with the same issue, though it doesn't affect every data disk I insert and nor does it spit out every blank disk DVD or CD , just some If the drive is damaged and not under warranty the cost of replacement will be determined mostly by the computer model.

A desktop tower Mac Pro, G4 say will take significantly less time to deal with than a laptop The suggestion regarding System Profiler is the fist step you should follow. And if all is reported as being well and the optical drive is recognised as being there, then it may be that it needs to be replaced. I would also try the following just so you know you have tried most of the standard repair procedures: When the procedure is finished you may receive a message that no repairs were necessary, or that repairs were successful I cannot remember the exact phrases.

You may have to reset your computer clock after this procedure. This will provide the necessary information on how to proceed. This is, basically: In Disk Utility, select the computer's hard drive in the list. Click First Aid. I want to see a clean bill of health in the Permissions repair summary. In fact, I never Verify permissions. I go straight for Repair. I don't see the point of checking something that almost always has something to fix. A PMU reset is not the same on every computer so we will need to know what Mac model is in use. Good luck Reagrds Anthony.

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Chiarascuro Registered Jun 23, Hi, I'm having the exact same problem. It started after I installed Toast 7. I used the Toast, but the problem started the next time I restarted my machine. I am on an Mac Pro using I thought maybe the drive had gone bad, so I installed another drive that I had taken out of a G5 Mac and I still have the same problem. I have tried resetting the PRam 3 times in a row , using DiskUtility to fix permissions and neither has helped.

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