Intel Mac :: Doesn't Recognize CDs Anymore

May 15, 2012

my iMac doesn't recognize CDs anymore, either reading, playing or burning. DVDs are fine with all operations.

iMac, Mac OS X (10.7.3)

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MacBook Pro :: Doesn't Recognize Portable Hard Drive Anymore

Jun 21, 2014

To provide some background on my issue, my portable hard drive format was NTFS, and I wished for it to be FAT-32.  I was trying to transfer some files over from my Windows computer to my Mac, however it wouldn't work due to the formatting.  To change the formatting, I used some third-party software and started the conversion (without formatting the drive so that I could keep all my files) however mid way through the process, my stupid laptop entered sleep mode and stopped everything.   

When I tried to re-plug the hard drive in my Mac, it didn't show up in the finder, but the Disk Utility did find it.  The model I have is the iStorage DiskGenie portable hard drive.   

Screen shot of Disk Utility: [URL] ......

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Intel Mac :: Wifi Doesn't Connect Anymore

Jun 23, 2012

My Imac (mid 2007 snow leopard) doenst connect to wifi any more. it used to work but is seems broken. (nothing changed at the network) It doens recognize networks but when ik try to connect it times out.

I tried serveral networks, even removed te password protection of the net works but it doens connect. I tryed the hardware test by pressing D at start up but it dint gave any errors.. 

My macbook pro connects normally and all by other wifi devices work fine.. 

iMac, Mac OS X (10.6.8)

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Intel Mac :: Core 2 Duo 17" Doesn't Start Anymore - It Only Stays At The Loading Screen?

Apr 15, 2012

My 2006(ish) Intel core 2duo 2.16 mhz 20"  imac wont start up, it only stays at the loading screen, how can I fix this? I have tried:

• safe mode reboot

• restart using p, r , command and option (resetting the pram)

• restart using the original Mac OS 10.4 disc

• restart so I get the image of the HD but I can't click on it to continue and restart again!     • single user mode (CMD+s keys at bootup, and then /sbin/fsck -fy) 

It just doesn't do anything else than display the grey screen, the apple and the spinning wheel (sometime, I do get a scrolling bar also!). I managed to perform a hardware test from the Mac OS disc and there seems to be no hardware problem. Nothing works.It stays stuck on the grey screen, with the apple and the wheel turning endlessly. 

iMac, Mac OS X (10.4)

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Intel Mac :: My CD Recorder Doesn't Recognize Blank Media

Apr 16, 2012

I tried to burn a photo cd with the burn folder, but the blank media disc does not mount on the desktop after I insert the blank cd. The computer doesn't know there is a blank media disc in the drive and won't even eject it. I have to reboot the computer for the Imac to spit it out.

Info:iMac, Mac OS X (10.6.8)

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MacBook Pro :: Intel HD 4000 Doesn't Recognize RAM In Mid 2012

Jul 1, 2012

My shiny new Macbook Pro has already had a logicboard (Mac-ish for motherboard) replaced due to this. Games (tested Battlefield Bad Company 2 and GTA IV) crash within a few minutes with the screen freezing and showing random colors as the sound starts stuttering and the only solution is to do a hard restart - see image below. GTA IV tells me that it only recognizes 60 MB VRAM so I guess that the problem is with the graphic card not being able to use the computers onbard RAM (8 GB Corsair Vengeance). The RAM doesn't fail any tests and the computer works like a charm in OSX for days on end, even with heavy Lightroom/Photoshop use. Drivers are up to date.

MacBook Pro (13-inch, Mid 2012), Mac OS X (10.7.4), Intel HD 4000

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Intel Mac :: 'superdrive' Doesn't Read Or Recognize Film Dvds

May 8, 2012

Nothing appears on the desktop, and the DVD doesn't play (this is the second DVD I've tried).  The drive works to download software though.  These are commercial DVDs from Lovefilm in the UK - there are bound to be some scratches - does this mean I can only play new DVDs? 

Also, if I click Finder to eject the DVD, the command is light gray, meaning the IMAC has not actually registered that there's a DVD in the drive, so I have to log off and on again for the DVD icon to appear on the desktop, at which point I can eject it.  However, if I click it, it doesn't play. I'd really like to play films if I can. 

I don't know what operating system I have, except that it's MAC OS X. I only just got it new two days ago.


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Intel Mac :: Upgraded To Lion And Now It Doesn't Recognize Any Sound Output Devices?

Apr 16, 2012

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Info:iMac (21.5-inch Mid 2011), Mac OS X (10.7.3)

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Intel Mac :: Finder Doesn't Recognize An Empty Blu-ray Disc In An External Freecom Blu-Ray Rewriter

Jun 6, 2012

Finder doesn't recognize an empty blu-ray disc in an external Freecom Blu-Ray Rewriter. Finder always aks me to put a DVD or a CD in.

Burning blu-rays with finder, Mac OS X (10.7.4)

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IMac (Intel) :: Migration Assistant Doesn't Recognize Time Machine On External HDD

Sep 1, 2014

Using Migration Assistant, I'm trying to transfer back-up files (whole system) from my Western Digital, External HDD to a new-to-me iMac which I've just purchased used. The External HDD has all my files (hopefully!) from my recently stolen iMac. As you can imagine, the circumstances are a bit unexpected and unsettling.

I've followed Apple's instructions for using MA with an external drive, but get hung up like others before me when it comes time for my new (used) computer to locate the disc from which to transfer the files. I've read the replies to others who have posted with similar difficulties using Snow Leopard, but resolving the issue seems to be just out of reach.  

Original computer is now unavailable (stolen); it last ran on Snow Leopard, 10.6.3 to 6.8.New computer is used, and also runs on 10.6.8.Both computers are iMac 2009, tho slightly different versions, if that has any bearing on things.I created a temporary account on my new-to-me computer to make the data transfer, so that there wouldn't be an accounts conflict, as others have suggested.Western Digital External HDD, "My Book, Studio Edition," 1TB. I'm using the FireWire 800 port on the iMac. If I need to erase the hard drive on my "new" computer, I'll need a little instruction and hand-holding on that one. 

iMac (24-inch Early 2009), Mac OS X (10.6.8)

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Intel Mac :: Connect Sound Card Motu 896 MK3 To The Firewire Plot But The Computer Doesn't Recognize It

Mar 12, 2012

I try to connect my soundcard motu 896 MK3 to the firewire plug and my computer doesn't recognize it. When i check on the apple menu/about this mac/more info/firewire it says that it can't figure out what hardware is connected. If i plugg another device through the same firewire plugg then it works.

iMac (27-inch Mid 2011), Mac OS X (10.7.2)

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MacBook Pro :: Why Won't Computer Recognize External Hard Drive Anymore

Feb 21, 2012

I have an external hard drive I was using all morning. This afternoon, the hard drive isn't showing up on my desktop. It does show up in my system profiler under usb. When I go to disk utility to repair it, it isn't there.

MacBook Pro, Mac OS X (10.6.8)

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OS X :: Skype Doesn't Work Anymore

Sep 14, 2009

It used to work with Snow leopard.. but now it crashes on login any ideas??? i first thought it is afloat (plug suite) but i disabled it...(and unistalled) I Think the "the tube" Update messed skype up but... maybe you know it better

Process: Skype [2732]
Path: /Applications/
Version: (
Code Type: X86 (Native)
Parent Process: launchd [685]

Date/Time: 2009-09-14 09:09:35.319 +0200
OS Version: Mac OS X 10.6 (10A432)
Report Version: 6...........................

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MacBook Pro :: It Doesn't Really Turn On Anymore?

Jun 22, 2012

When I switch on my MacBookPro OX S Lion it stays on a grey page with the apple logo but that's all ,what do I have to do ?

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MacBook Pro :: Ctrl+F2 Doesn't Work Anymore?

Sep 21, 2010

It used to work for me when i press a combination of Ctrl+F2 to activate the menu bar, now it doesn't work anymore, even if i try a further key: Fn+Ctrl+F2.

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Applications :: ICQ Doesn't Work With IChat Anymore?

Nov 16, 2010

Since 2 days ICQ doesn't work together with iChat anymore. All I get is the prompt for entering the password. Password is correct and ICQ still works with Adium or ICQ2GO. iChat probably stopped working after I installed the latest security patch for MacOS Leopard.

Deleting the ICQ account in iChat and adding it again doesn't work. Neither does deleting the AIM.plist or changing the server to [URL] like it was suggested at the Apple discussion board.

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OS X :: Trash Won't Empty - Doesn't Work Anymore

Apr 10, 2010

I'd like to empty my trash, but it doesn't work anymore. The trash icon in my dock indicates that there are files in it, but when I click on it the Trash window appears, but the files don't show. The indicator at the bottom right just keeps on animating - it never stops, not even after several hours. furthermore, the "Empty Trash" option in the Finder menu is grayed out. The "Empty Trash" option in the trash icon's right-click menu is not grayed out. However, when I click it, a dialog appears for confirmation; I click on "Empty Trash" and nothing happens. When I list the files in my trash using the terminal (with the "ls" command), the files do show (and there is a considerable number of files). When I try to remove them, using the "rm" command, nothing happens; when I list the files again, they are still there. What must I do to get this mess fixed?

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MacBook :: Doesn't Get Out Of It's Dimmed Status Anymore?

Jun 17, 2010

I'm new to this, but since today the screen of my Macbook doesn't get out of it's dimmed status anymore. Whether I'm on adapter or battery, no matter what I do or press, the screen is dimmed [like pressing F1 till it's on 0 notches, so when the screen seems off, but you can still see if you look hard].

Even if I adjust the brightness, I can see the notches going up, even full, it doesn't change anything to the brightness. I tried restarting multiple times, also with command-option-p-r to reset it, but no luck.

Does anyone have an idea what I can try to fix this? Any idea what the problem might be?

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Hardware :: Imac G5 Doesn't Boot Anymore?

Jul 11, 2009

I wanted to restart my Imac G5, and each time at the gray screen with the little spinning wheel, just before it turns blue, the computer shuts down.

I started it up on the installer disk and tried to repair the disk with disk utility but my hard disk is not visible anymore

What can I do? I was in the middle of a project and hav'nt made all the backups!

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Aug 2, 2008

my DVD Player doesn't start anymore. Along with some other applications(iChat, iCal, Expose, Automator) it all of a sudden is only displayed with the default application icon - the thing with the ruler and the brush and stuff.

The other applications seem to work fine except of the wrong icon thing.

When I try to start my DVD Player a popup comes up that says in bold letters ?? and underneath that ??10.

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Feb 8, 2012

iTunes doesn't sync my Photos anymore.

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Mar 21, 2012

I used to sync my iPhone 3G with my MacBook Pro (Agenda, Mail, iCal) with no problem. Then items from agenda and iCal began to appear duplicated. Couldn't find how to get rid of duplicates, so I deleted them by hand (one by one!). Next sync and now I have 600 contacts in my Mac, but 295 in my iPhone; 928 songs in my Mac, but 915 in my iPhone). I've tried everything I can think of (basically changing settings and restoring my iPhone) but nothing happens. After some syncs even a message appeared: "iPhone can not be syncronized because a disk is needed" or something of that sort.

MacBook Pro, Mac OS X (10.7.2)

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OS X :: Snow Leopard - External USB HD Doesn't Work Anymore

Aug 27, 2009

i have a problem with my Snow Leopard installation. Since I've installed Snow Leopard, my external USB HD won't work anymore. It's a ICY BOX case with USB 2 and Firewire 400 interface. The mac is a mid 2009 mac mini (9400m).

P.S.: It doesn't show up in the disc utility

PP.S.: I tried two different hard drives in the enclosure, but all worked fine before Snow Leopard!

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Safari :: It Doesn't Display Anymore Gmail Emails

Mar 15, 2012

After last update (just yesterday): 5.1.4 (7534.54.16) - Safari doesn't dispaly anymore gmail emails. After log-in I can see the left column, header but NOT the emails list. - Fabrizio

Info:iMac, Mac OS X (10.6.8)

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MacBook Pro :: Why Copy And Paste Doesn't Work Anymore

Jun 27, 2012

where is the problem- my copy and paste doesnt work anymore. Neither shortcut cmd+c/cmd+v, nor any other way. I used it often and there was no problem before.

MacBook Pro, Mac OS X (10.7.4)

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MacBook Pro :: SD Card Slot Doesn't Work Anymore

Jul 6, 2012

I've had my MacBook Pro for 2 years and my SD card always worked in it as did every other camera card that I have used. Recently my SD Card slot stopped working and i'm not sure if I go into the Apple store if they can do anything (i have an apointment on Saturday at 5PM)... basically my question is do you think they will have to replace my computer, or will i have to leave it there and they will repair it? 

MacBook Pro, Mac OS X (10.6.7)

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MacBook Pro :: OS X Mavericks (10.9.4) Trackpad Doesn't Zoom Anymore

Aug 27, 2014

I bought a retina macbook pro (the uptated version of august). it is the mid 13inch version. unfortunately my trackpad does't zoom anymore in the safari... is it an option that toggled off or is it a problem that i am having???

MacBook Pro with Retina display, OS X Mavericks (10.9.4)

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MacBook Pro :: Command Shift 4 Doesn't Work Anymore?

Jun 18, 2014

I want to take a screen shot, and combination of command+shift+4 use to work. Not any more.

MacBook Pro (Retina, 15-inch, Late 2013), Mac OS X (10.7.5)

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Feb 5, 2012

I have been having some issues since I updated to 10.7.3: My monitor does not sleep anymore and gets woken up every 45 secs. In this time I have hundreds of the following messages: 05.02.12 12:42:20,812 loginwindow: resume called when there was already a timer..Any idea what I can do to get this to work the way it used to ??? This is very very annoying and consumes energy for nothing.

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OS X Mavericks :: Pairing Bluetooth Presenter Doesn't Work Anymore

Jun 28, 2014

I have a bluetooth remote presenter. It has the usual keys (next, previous, volume, play/pause, start default music player) and it also has a small touchpad / trackpad with left and right buttons, scrolling buttons. 

The remote is great and it served me well under Windows and OSX 10.6.8 Snow Leopard. Now since I bought a new machine with Maverics, I can't pair it. The bluetooth utility looks different on Mavericks. Certain things missing, such as making Bluetooth discoverable or not in the way of simplification of things or oversimplification of things, where there seems to be no access to Bluetooth device details and no way to add device without pairing code. 

The remote is recognized as mouse with keyboard, which makes things worse, there is not only no code on the device, even if there is one (or if it would except 0000, 0000000, or similar), I have no way to enter it. 

Unfortunately Maverics made things simple but useless for some bluetooth devices. It's unnecessary. 

Seems like I will be stuck with Snow Leopard on one of my machines forever. 

When I look in console on SL, here is what I see: 

2014-06-28 8:23:11.268 AM System Preferences[7658]: [establishKernelConnection] Received an error from IOServiceOpen() - 0x10000003.  NULLing out io_service_t. 

There is an entry like this every time I try to pair. 

The Bluetooth manager window says -- "Pairing failed" 

When I go to Options, it shows the field to enter code. No matter what I enter there or if I leave empty, I won't be able to pair. 

Otherwise BT works fine on Maverics, I have Apple keyboard, Logitech kayboard, Apple and Logitech trackpad and audio device connected, no issue. 

The Remote presenter works also fine and I tried to re-pair it with other non-Mavericks machines and works fine too.  

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