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Apr 25, 2008

I bought this drive and I was wondering if it will read/write to the mini-dvd discs?

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MacBook Pro :: USB Superdrive Will Not Read Discs But Only Eject

Aug 21, 2014

new usb superdrive connected to new macbook pro, superdrive will not read discs, just ejects discs.

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MacBook Pro with Retina display

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Feb 27, 2008

I just got a Mac Pro (2006/2007) and Installed Vista Ultimate x64 from a DVD. When I rebooted and got to the Vista desktop, it no longer lets me used the superdrive. I can eject it from Vista but when I insert a disc, all it does is spin up forever and lock up Vista.

I have reloaded Vista 3 times and get the same issue. Everything else works except the superdrive.

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Jun 24, 2010

My mac mini cant read DVD movies but can read Burned CD and Installers. I tried the DVD's with my macbook but works just fine. tried burning some files and it works as well. what do i need to do to fix my problem? do i need to update something or download some programs?

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Mac Mini :: External Superdrive Does Not Swallow Discs

Jun 16, 2012

I have just brought back an external superdrive to my local Apple Store because it wouldn't physically swallow any disc. So I got a new one and back home ... same problem. I plugged it to my mac mini, my MacBook Pro, my 1st portable PC, my tower pc ... nothing.I made sure the second time that I didn't plug it to the same mac first (in case I had a faulty USB port which could destroy the superdrive).Plus it ejects CDs and DVDs fine if I insert one 3/4 into it. So the mechanism is working, but no matter what I do, it won't swallow any disc.

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Mac mini, external superdrive

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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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Mac Mini :: Cannot Read Leopard Superdrive Disk

Dec 28, 2009

I am trying to upgrade my Dad's mac mini to Snow Leopard and have encountered a problem. When I insert the Leopard disk I cannot get it to read the disk, the box comes up as if I have inserted a blank DVD. I have also tried inserting ilfe09 disk and have the same problem. The drive does appear to be making an odd bleaping. I have tried resetting the PRAM and cannot get it to bleap?

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MacBook Pro :: Unable To Copy And Transfer Files / Change Permissions From Read Only To Read And Write

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?

Information:
MacBook Pro
Mac OS X (10.5.6)

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MacBook Pro :: Change Sharing And Permissions From Read Only To Write And Read?

Oct 4, 2010

I cannot put files in my flash drive for some reason. How do I change this setting? My flash drive format is Windows NT File System (NTFS).

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OS X :: Unable To Write External Hard Disk In Mac / Can Read Write In Windows

Feb 15, 2011

i had a External Harddrive.Currently i can Read//Write on it in Windows PC(Windows7)But when i use the same drive in Mac i can only read...but can't able to write. How to resolve this issue

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MacBook Pro :: Superdrive Automatically Ejects Discs - How To Fix It

Jun 15, 2010

As title says... notebook is reading and accepting that the Superdrive is there, but when a disc is inserted, it spins for 15-30 seconds and ejects.

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MacBook Pro :: Superdrive Won't Recognize Blank Discs

May 12, 2012

My MacBook Pro running OSX Lion no longer recognizes blank discs: the disc does not appear on the desktop or in finder.

When I try to burn a playlist from iTunes I get the error message: "The burner is in use by another application".I am also unable to eject the disc using Disk Utility and have to reboot to get the disc out.Other media discs (software, music etc.) are read without a problem.

Info:MacBookPro, Mac OS X (10.7.3)

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Intel Mac :: Change File/folder Permissions From Read Only To Read/write?

May 5, 2012

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

I want to edit some music track information in iTunes, but my iTunes music folder is 'read only'

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

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MacBook :: Two Discs Stuck In SuperDrive - Eject Does Not Work

Feb 16, 2012

Over active 3 year old put two discs into our 13" Mid 2009 MacBook. How to remove them. Hitting the eject key does nothing.

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Nov 5, 2006

I know this is lame, but I searched and can't find a solution. When I click on a day in ical it says it is a Read-only calendar. I repaired permissions, but it still says read only. The strange part is, in the Get Info screen, it says Read-Write for all the users.

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Jun 16, 2009

I'm buying an external hard drive to use as a backup for my MacBook but also as a network drive that all the computers connected to my router (Airport Extreme) can use. There are two MacBooks and two PCs that connect to the network. I only need my MacBook to be able to write to the hard drive but I need the two PCs to be able to access and use the files on the hard drive. I was going to get a 1TB external and give it two partitions. The first partition is going to be the Time Machine backup for my MacBook and the other will be accessed by all computers on the network. What format will the second partition need to be so that both MacBooks and both PCs can view and use the files? Also what external hard drive would you recommend?

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MacBook Pro :: Can't Read Any Discs

Jun 11, 2012

My mac was running on OS X Lion, but my hard drive was so full, I decided to erase my entire harddrive. The problem is that I cannot start my mac up with my main harddrive, and my disc drive thinks all disc's are blank cd's and dvd's.

Info:MacBookPro, iOS 5

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MacBook :: CD / DVD Drive Won't Read Discs

Feb 14, 2009

First, my MacBook is a little more than a year old and is no longer covered under warranty, so I would like to try any possible fixes (like cleaning the drive) before having to buy a new drive. Here's my problem: when I put a CD or DVD into the drive, it spins around and clicks a lot but never seems to really catch, and after about a minute or so of this, it ejects itself. It never shows up on my desktop, so the computer is unable to read anything from the CD or DVD. I know the problem is not the CD or DVD, because I've tried the same discs on other machines and they work fine. This problem came up on me gradually. It started happening a few months ago, and maybe only 1 out of 10 or 20 discs would it do this. Then it became a third of the time, then half of the time, and now it's about 99% of the time I try to insert a disc. I was able to get one disc to work a few days ago, but when I ejected it and reinserted it, it didn't work the second time.

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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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OS X :: Superdrive Wont Keep Discs In

Jan 31, 2009

So I've recently been trying to burn my ubuntu.iso to a CD, but every time I insert a blank CD the superdrive holds it for a few seconds then just spits it back out. I've tried to burn it with Disk Utility and Toast 9, but it just says it's waiting for the Superdrive.

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PowerPC :: G4 Superdrive Won't Accept Discs?

May 1, 2008

There's no disc in the drive, but it's locked up and won't accept a disc into the slot whatever I do. It never had trouble reading discs before--none of the spinning-without-reading issues I'm seeing other people have had. I have frequently ended up with ghost discs, when the computer hangs onto a disc image (or two) after ejecting the actual discs, but it's never caused a real problem. There is no disc image now.

She is an old lady of a 12" titanium Powerbook G4. 867 MHz, 640 MB ram, running Panther 10.3.9.

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Software :: Superdrive Not Reading Discs?

Jan 31, 2008

Why dont you post the explanation for certain MATSHITA DVD-R UJ-857 superdrives not being able to read: dvds/ cds/ blank dvds/ blank cds/ burned dvds/ burned cds or a combination thereof?

Apple's firmware 2.1 update released late june 2007 unwittingly fried many superdrives functionality and apple pulled the firmware update as soon as the buzz on the internet took hold, but not before many drives were randomly zapped.

Unfortunately it seems that apple doesnt publicly admit any problems on their website, in the hope that users will not notice the loss of functionality (my drive cant recognise blank/burned media, but published (pressed) dvds and cds are recognised, hence one doesn't notice there is a problem at first).

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MacBook Air :: Superdrive Can't Read CD

May 17, 2012

I have a Macbook Air, Version 10.7.2 with a superdrive. Upon inserting a CD with photos on it, I could not find the CD in the finder. However when I inserted the CD into an older mac, the CD showed up on the desktop with all its photos. The superdrive runs DVD's fine, any reason why it would not run the CD? Anything I can do to make it read the CD?

Info:
MacBook Air, Mac OS X (10.7.2)

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Software :: Superdrive Fails To Mount Discs

Sep 30, 2008

iMac, Core Duo, 17-inch, 2 GHz
Boot ROM Version:IM41.0055.B08

The MATSHITA DVD-R UJ-846 can't mount disks, both CD and DVD, about 90 percent of the time. I've tried resetting the PRAM, but I don't know if it's related to this.

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MacBook Pro :: Optical Drive Won't Read Or Write Anything

Jun 20, 2012

The optical drive on my 17mpb will read and play any DVD I put in just fine, but when it comes to everything else it will not read or write. The drive whirrs around and then spits the media back out.

Info:MacBookPro, Mac OS X (10.5.8), lion

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MacBook Pro :: Burned CD Won't Read In Superdrive?

Apr 7, 2012

When I was discharged from the hospital recently, they gave me a disc with all of my x-rays.  Unfortunately, the disc won't read in my MBP.  It inserts just fine, spins for a second, but never actually mounts on the desktop.  When I eject the disc, I see the cd mount image briefly appear on the desktop before the disc pops out. 

how I can get this disc to mount without pulling out my crusty windows laptop?

Info:
Macbook Pro 13", Mac OS X (10.6.4)

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MacBook Pro :: SSD Random Read/Write Speed Survey

May 12, 2009

There's been a large emphasis on the sequential read/write speeds of SSDs, but in many day-to-day usage patterns, the random read/write speeds are a better benchmark of performance. I'd like to make a chart summarizing all the different SSDs out there and available. But I need your help. Can those of you with SSDs run a benchmark and report the numbers here so that I can compile everything? Here are the steps:

1. Download Xbench 1.3 at [URL].
2. Open the program and run the "Disk Test" for your SSD drive.
3. Note the numbers under the Random test, for all four parameters of small and large writes and reads.
4. Repeat the test a second time to make sure that the numbers do not change. Accept the second test if the values are <10% different from the first test.
5. Screen capture the window by holding down command and shift and 4 and the spacebar. Click on the result window and that will save as a png file on the desktop; the default is Picture 1.png.
6. Report the values here with by attaching the screenshot of the result window. This will give us other needed information like computer and SSD model.

I realize that there are weaknesses to this survey. Xbench is only one benchmark. SSD speeds will vary based on usage. Etc. In the end, however, the variability should be sufficiently small that I think we'll be able to compare different SSDs well.

I'm going to get us started by posting my results with an Intel X-25M on a previous generation MacBook Pro. Ironically, my result will probably get thrown out because the SATA 1.5 GB interface actually limits the SSD read speed...

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MacBook :: Why Can't Read Or Write From My External Hard Drive

Mar 25, 2012

I recently borrowed my brother's laptop to use as a media station for listening to music from, and watching movies, in order to free up some space on my main macbook. In trying to migrate some files over, I discovered that my hard drive, a 320 GB WD Elements drive, is having some problems which I've never encountered before. It has always worked fine in the past, but now I can't transfer any files to or from it, from either computer.  In all of my troubleshooting, I've gotten various errors, (-36, -50), and various messages saying how the device can't be read or written from, or how some files contian unreadable data, etc.Disk Utility found an unused node when verifying the disk, and notified me that the disk needed to be repaired.I then used Disk Utility, which said it was able to successfully repair it, but the same problem remains, and after verifying the disk, it still says it needs to be repaired.I've tried to find any files that may be causing the problem, and was finally able to delete a seemingly troublesome file that was stuck in my trash bin from the external drive after trying various apps, (ie Trash It, Cocktail, What's Keeping Me?).This didn't end up solving anything...I've used terminal to eliminate some other potentially problematic files, with no luck still, and I'm not too confident with Terminal so I don't want to be messing around too much without more guidance.

I've used Disk Warrior to try to solve the problem, but still with no success.When I use the app to Check All Files and Folders, it does so for only a few seconds, then reports that "An unexpected error ocurred while attempting to perform file operations" for several files, and that several files' "Property list is damaged and cannot be repaired".  When using Disk Warrior to REBUILD the drive, the app pauses for about 15 seconds, then says that it can't be rebuilt because it is in use.Again, I've used the What's Keeping Me? app to kill any activity with the drive, and the same error occurs.I've spent a lot of time trying to sort this out.

Info:
MacBook, Mac OS X (10.7.3)

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MacBook Pro :: Superdrive Couldn't Read A Blank CD RW

Jun 22, 2014

i have a late 2012 macbook pro 13.3" with latest OSX mavericks installed.I have this issue where when I insert this one blank CD RW into the superdrive, it makes a clicking sound for a while and then stops, and nothing happens(CD isn't recognised) ,CD can't be ejected either unless i restart my macbook .However when i try to insert another blank CD RW, it reads and burns just fine.

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MacBook Pro :: Super Drive Failing To Read The Discs And Ejecting Them Within 30 Seconds

Dec 7, 2014

The Super Drive on my MBP seems to be completely busted, whenever I try to read a DVD or CD it takes the disc in, spins it around a couple of times and then ejects it again without ever coming up with any options as to what to do with the disc. Discs don't appear in Finder either. It's obviously failing to read the discs and ejecting them within 30 seconds. 

Now I've searched for a solution and as a result I've reset the NVRAM to no avail, and also tried using a CD lens cleaner but that seemed to have no effect either, I guess maybe as it got ejected within just 30 seconds as every other disc does. 

The next solution I've found online is to delete Finder's preference files. The files I'm supposed to delete are "com.apple.finder.plist" and com.apple.sidebars.plist", however neither of these files appear to exist on my computer.  

I remember discovering the fault while my MBP was still in warranty but I rarely use the Super Drive so totally forgot about it and it's now out of warranty

Info:
MacBook Pro, OS X Mavericks (10.9.1)

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