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    Blank cd/dvd not working on Macbook

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    Blank cd/dvd not working on Macbook
    Hi i have 2011 white macbook,i put in blank cd/dvd's and the drive spins and ejects the disc straight away.I have gone into system preferences and the cd/dvds option is set to 'ask me what to do' when opening a desk.I have also gone into utilities and found a disc repair option under permissions? it shows a Hitachi drive i guess thats the disc drive factory installed in the macbook.The drive plays original movie/cd's but cant do anything with blanks??????

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    Blank cd/dvd not working on Macbook
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    Depends on your media. Using quality discs such as Verbatim and not cheap supermarket discs?

    What does Apple System profiler say about the Hitachi? Similar to following that uses both +r and -R discs?


    Firmware Revision: AC08
    Interconnect: ATAPI
    Burn Support: Yes (Apple Shipping Drive)
    Cache: 2000 KB
    Reads DVD: Yes
    CD-Write: -R, -RW
    DVD-Write: -R, -RW, +R, +R DL, +RW
    Write Strategies: CD-TAO, CD-SAO, CD-Raw, DVD-DAO
    Media: To show the available burn speeds, insert a disc and choose View > Refresh
    Hang on to those original install discs like grim death! Using OS X.7 or later make a bootable USB thumb drive before running Installer!

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    Blank cd/dvd not working on Macbook

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    Please help
    Firmware Revision: SB10
    Interconnect: ATAPI
    Burn Support: Yes (Apple Shipping Drive)
    Cache: 2048 KB
    Reads DVD: Yes
    CD-Write: -R, -RW
    DVD-Write: -R, -R DL, -RW, +R, +R DL, +RW
    Write Strategies: CD-TAO, CD-SAO, CD-Raw, DVD-DAO
    Media: To show the available burn speeds, insert a disc and choose View > Refresh


    i tried an original dvd and that too is not working my macbook is 8 months old!!!

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    Blank cd/dvd not working on Macbook
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    As it is still in warranty I would take it back to Apple and ask them to look at it. It sounds like the DVD drive is faulty.
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    Blank cd/dvd not working on Macbook

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    yes i will take it back to my apple store ,and the battery does not hold much charge so all going wrong after only 8 months ??????

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    Blank cd/dvd not working on Macbook
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    It happens. Batteries have to be looked after very specifically though, it could be that, but I suspect you have other issues that could be draining it, given the disc drive issue.
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