Intel Mac :: Unable To Read Disks?

Mar 28, 2012

it shows a disk is inserted but they are ALL empty

iMac, Mac OS X (10.7.3)

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MacBook Pro :: DVD Drive Won't Read Disks

Sep 24, 2009

I have the early 2006 17" first intel Macbook pro , My DVD drive stopped reading any Drive i put into , I've noticed that a couple of weeks back, but it would read them after a while.

Today I've tried installing SL on it and the drive keeps on spinning and spinning and the it would be ejected out , I've tried several times to no avail , tried switching users and it read the install DVD, pressed on install and it started installing , it required rebooting when the computer rebooted it stopped reading the drive!

Tried remote disk method to no avail, it cannot read other disk drives on the same network while the other computers read its drive, I've made sure that the share DVD option from the sharing pane in system preferences was enabled on both machines...

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I have an older Power Mac G5 that I had problems with, and hoped I could get a little help.I wanted to start fresh, so I booted the Mac OSX software disk that came with the computer, and I was able to get my computer back to factory fresh (software-wise). After I reloaded the OSX (and did all of the software updates from Apple), I tried loading a program from an original installation CD/DVD. It would not load--it tried, but eventually ejected the disk. This happened over and over--I tried different types of discs (music CDs, DVDs, software), and the ONLY CDS/DVDs that work are the MAC OSX installation discs. I have tried using a DVD lense cleaner and compressed air.

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Mar 26, 2009

Is there any way to upgrade my DVD player to read HD DVDs?

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Jan 4, 2010

Put a CD into my 2007 MacBook Pro today to find it immediatly ejected it without even trying to read it. Happens with all disks. I've had a similar problem where it would fail to read disks & eject them after about 20 seconds, that turned out just to be a dusty laser, this is different, takes about 5 seconds before ejecting.

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Jun 1, 2009

I've been clearing out my loft, and found my old Macintosh Plus, keyboad, mouse and software from my student days. If still powers up and works!Anyway, I also found a disk box of some 24 * 3.5" 800k floppies of my old work, dissertation, and things, and would really like to get these onto a current machine as well as Mac Project and MacWrite, MacPaint etc. to read them.I've an old 12" G4 Powerbook which I rebuilt with 10.4.11 so it runs Classic, but I now need someway of getting the files off the 3.5" floppies. The Mac+ has no ethernet only the old Appletalk. I tried my local Mac Store who wanted to sell me a nice new USB floppy drive which was PC compatible. Now I know the old SuperDrives could read these old 800Kb disks but will a modern drive read them as well? The Mac Expert in store didn't have a clue, and to be frank it didn't look like he was even born when these were around.any other suggestions on transferring these files?

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Software :: Optical Drive Doesn't See Nor Read Disks - Not Mounting

Dec 10, 2005

i just posted this but i don't think in the right place as i have been assigned a ticket number and rec'd an email telling me my ip is logged..i hope they don't charge for advice! I'm a desperate woman with a small wallet at the moment. i have a ibook g3 running osx 10.4.2 toast titanium 6 and suddenly she is indicating there is no disc in the drive when i go to use toast and i realize it is not appearing on the desktop nor elsewhere just in ATA. it is neither reading nor writing from the disk drive. the optical drive isn't seeing it. i have tried rebooting and different disks but it doesn't respond. i am not a seasoned veteran here, I'm a layman. I do know when i look under ABOUT THIS MAC: It lists the following:

Revision: 1.3g
Detachable Drive: No
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Intel Mac :: Unable To Read Micro SD And SDHC Cards?

Apr 4, 2012

They have no in-built readers so I have tried as follow - 3 different USB external card readers (1 plug-in and 2 cabled), 2 different cables, 4 different cards (2 of each), and all of their combinations on all USB ports on both computers. All to no avail. Cards won't show neither on desktop, Finder, Disc Utility nor Image Capture.  Mind you though, SDHC card will be seen by iPhoto (and iPhoto only) if it's plugged directly through the camera or printer/ scanner. Only it's a bit annoying process having to use it just to read the card! Not to mention the use of iPhoto (which I don't, normally) just to transfer images through it to their destination. I work with a lot of images, videos and music, and not having been able to transfer them smoothly makes my work a bit of a nightmare. 

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Oct 17, 2007

The drive in my G5 tower will read/write commercial or blank CDs and will read/write blank DVDs, however, it will not read most commercial DVDs. When I insert them it tries to read it then after a few seconds it just spits them back out. Occasionally commercial DVDs will read and mount fine, but this seems to be rare.

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Feb 15, 2011

When I connect my external hard disk (Maxtor) to my Mac Book Pro, I am not able to copy/transfer files to it, though I can copy from it to my Mac. How do I change the permissions from Read Only to Read and Write?

MacBook Pro
Mac OS X (10.5.6)

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May 5, 2012

How do I change a file or folder permissions from 'read only' to read/write.

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

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May 5, 2012

When i insert a disc into my IMAC, it will not appear on the desk top or run it.

Info:iMac, Mac OS X (10.7.3)

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Intel Mac :: Factory Reset Without Disks?

Feb 3, 2012

My iMac has become a little unstable and I want to wipe everything and start again - a factory reset. 

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Mar 25, 2012

I recently bought an iMac and I was wondering why installation disks are not supplied. If a re-install is necessary, how can it be achieved without the original installation disks? or is there a new way of achieving this.

iMac (27-inch Mid 2011), Mac OS X (10.7.3)

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May 30, 2012

I'm having issues with the computer, among which is that the superdrive will not accept any disks... it clicks a couple of times, then spits the disk out. This has been an intermittent problem for about 5 months, but now it seems to be constant. Disk Utility and Disk Warrior (hard drive based) say that I have problems that can only be fixed by restarting with a system disk or DW disk inserted.

I did do the System Management Controller reset but it didn't work. I'll take the computer to an apple store if need be, but is there any way to force a disk to be accepted and read? Also, since I bought Lion via the app store, and have no system disk. Is there a way to fix my hard drive without a physical system or repair disk? I do have the physical disk for Leopard if that would work on Lion. I can't get a CD or DVD to stay in the drive and be read.

iMac, Mac OS X (10.7.3)

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Mar 14, 2012

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Mar 24, 2012

My IMac won't grab disks in the superdrive, spits them straight out, is there anything I can try before taking it for repairs. It is two years old so is out of warranty.

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May 6, 2012

My desktop have suddenly decided NOT to show files, folders and disks. I can se those files via Finder but not directly on the desktop. I have repaired permissions, verified the disk and ofcourse checked my Finder preferenses - but no go. The desktop shows what I want it to show if I switch user.

Info:iMac, Mac OS X (10.7.3), iMac early 2009

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OS X :: Mac Unable To Read Disc

Feb 25, 2010

Why is it when I insert a CD into the "slot" does my Mac not read pushes it back out. I have the correct disc, I have verified that several times. I have also checked the System preferences and I have marked ask what to do when a disc is inserted, but for some reason I can't burn or read any discs. I am using a Macbook 10.4.11.

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PowerPC :: Unable To Read CDs

Feb 5, 2007

Ok, on my Powerbook in sig whenever I put a CD in it stays in for about 20 sec and then spits it back out, but when I boot up with the CD in it reads it just fine. This is making me mad because I'm trying to install the Burning Cruasde, and it is four discs.

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Aug 16, 2008

i have a imac g3 and when i put in a disc only a question mark and a smiley face thing comes out

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MacBook :: Unable To Read Some Cd's?

Mar 23, 2012

My MacBook will not read some of my cd's.  They work in other computers so I know it is not the discs.  It makes noise as though it is trying to read them then just ejects them.  I ran the Apple hardware test but it shows no problem. 


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Mac Mini :: Unable To Read Dvd's?

Apr 24, 2012

my mac mini won't read dvd's

Mac mini, Mac OS X (10.6.8)

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Apr 2, 2009

I bought my 2.8 ghz iMac about 2-3 weeks ago . I went on of just before and the USB drive isn't responding. Which means mouse keyboard printer nuthing is responding.

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OS X :: Internal Hardware - Unable To Read It?

Jun 26, 2009

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MacBook Pro :: Unable To Read Discs

Jan 13, 2010

My MBP 2.33Ghz has always been with discs but its starting to become a pain, a friend burnt a disc for me the other day which it read but thought it was blank.

Last night I put a +R DL DVD that worked in another machine and it just ejected it, I then put my 10.5 disc in and it worked fine.

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Mar 21, 2012

I want to be able to transfer tiles between my pc laptops and my mac mini using external hard drives ans or usb sticks

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MacBook Pro :: Unable To Read Books On It

Jun 28, 2012

I'm unable to read the books i download from itunes store on my macbook.


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Dec 18, 2010

I own a Macbook Pro and today I realised that it wasn't reading any DVDs. It has read them before in the past but it won't now.

Whenever I put the DVD in it waits for a while making it's regular sounds and after about a minute it ejects it, doesn't even read the disc or anything.

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