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    CD Recognition
    I have CDs that were burned on a Mac G3 tower. My new iMac has problems recognizing them. Sometimes it does, other times it does not. When I say it does not I mean the CD inserts with no difficulty and the iMac does not eject it, it just sits there with no icon appearing on the desk top. I also have the problem with the cache of blank CDs I used on the ol' G3.


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    Jan 23, 2008
    Fort Worth, Texas
    27" iMac i5, 3.2 GHz, iPad 3, iPhone 5c, iPhone 6+, 3 iPods, El Capitan
    Not much you can do if your new iMac won't read them. If you still have the source material, burn it again on the iMac.

    It's possible that you didn't close the CDs when you burned them on the G3 tower, or you used a different format from the standard ISO 9660.

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    hughvane's Avatar
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    May 18, 2008
    Banks Peninsula, New Zealand
    MacMini 2.4, 8 Gb, OS 10.10 and 10.6; MacBook 2.4, 4 Gb, OS 10.6.8
    As a further suggestion, see if you can lay your hands on an external USB or firewire CD drive to see if your iMac will read the disks that way (I've done this myself). If successful, copy the disks to new media, using a reputable brand, eg. Imation.

    Were you by any chance using OS 9 on the old G3?
    Please post your Mac (or other) specs and MacOS version in your post, your profile or your signature. It helps us to help you better.

    I'm leaving now to go and find myself. If I should return before I get back, please ask me to wait.

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