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Superdrive DVD loading
7 replies to this topic
Posted January 13 2011 - 05:53 PM
I don't know what it is about some commercially pressed DVDs, but sometimes my Superdrive won't load them. Any ideas why? At one point I thought it was the difference between more mainstream and independent releases, but that doesn't seem to hold up consistently either.
Posted January 14 2011 - 01:20 AM
I've never had a single disk mine couldn't load. Have you tried blowing it out with compressed air? It may have a physical defect that requires a trip to the genius bar if there are specific disks that it consistently won't read.
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Posted January 14 2011 - 03:41 AM
This is happening on a brand new iMac. I also had similar issues on a first generation Macbook. In both cases they are slot load drives. On an external DVD-RW with a tray I rarely, if ever, have such issues.
Posted January 14 2011 - 08:34 AM
Try saying that three times fast! Or on second thought..
Posted January 15 2011 - 03:01 PM
Well, it's more than hit than miss, so I can't really make a compelling case for replacement. Maybe I should stop watching such weird stuff.
Posted January 16 2011 - 03:49 AM
If it doesn't play commercial disks, it's broken (to me). I've not play a great many DVDs on my Mac, but I've done 7 seasons of "24" and a variety of movies without issue. I'd call AppleCare (or go to the store) with a couple disks, show the problem, and ask for a solution. Now, you might also google the disks you're having problems with and see if it's a known problem. And if there's a workaround.
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