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Snowleopard 12-12-2010 02:14 PM

My macbook will see my Cds in my superdrive my Imac wont, however it does read cds what would be the problem thanks guys

cwa107 12-12-2010 03:11 PM

Can you try to elaborate a bit? Your statement contradicts itself.

Snowleopard 12-12-2010 11:44 PM

What it does it will read the Operating system discs and it wont read other discs am wondering if it is a drive fault?

Chris1111 12-15-2010 06:49 AM

I think they had major super drive problems in the imac line. I just had to have mine replaced. Luckily it was still under warranty by 12 days and they replaced it for free. Now it reads discs.

Snowleopard 12-15-2010 07:16 AM

Yer i think for my iMAC i may have to go down that root, seems very temperamental so it needs sorting out.

bobtomay 12-15-2010 07:26 AM

Your OS disc is a DVD, not a CD.

If you have tried multiple commercial CDs, they're clean, and none of them are seen, it's time to take it in to Apple and let them replace it.

(It is also possible that the lens is merely dirty. I would personally try a disc cleaner before taking it in.)

Snowleopard 12-15-2010 09:16 AM

Yes i will try a disc cleaner why would it be reading dvd's and not cd's though?

bobtomay 12-15-2010 09:26 AM

Different laser? Don't know enough about the technical side to answer that. Only know that players quite often will quit working with one media and work just fine with the other.

(Most technicians would not recommend this, but if I have no cleaning disc around, I'll remove the battery, unplug from power, take a can of compressed air and give it a quick burst in 2 or three directions through the slot. Wait for a couple of minutes before you apply power again. Seen this work too many times to count on my own drives.)

pigoo3 12-15-2010 09:28 AM


Originally Posted by Snowleopard (Post 1152926)
What it does it will read the Operating system discs and it wont read other discs am wondering if it is a drive fault?

You said that that it would read OS disks (DVD's)...what sort of "other disks" is it not reading? And don't say "CD's"...what sort of CD's?

- application install CD's
- music CD's
- "homemade" CD's
- etc.

- Nick

Snowleopard 12-15-2010 02:50 PM

Reads DVD's fine but when it comes to CD's its very VERY hit or miss whether it reads them or not.

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