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  1. #1


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    Blank DVD wont read
    Hey when I try to insert a blank dvd into my drive it hums and spins for a bit, but then is spit back out. Is this because I have no software on my comp that deals with a blank dvd being inserted?

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    iMac 2010 27" QuadI7 OS10.12, iMac 2008 OSX10.11, MBP Late2011OS10.12 , iPad Air, iPhone 3GS
    How old is your Macbook? I checked the specs for all Macbooks with a C2D CPU and there is a 2.0 Ghz C2D Macbook with a Combo drive. A Combo drive only reads DVD but will not write to them and would for sure spit out a blank DVD.

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    I believe I got at the start off 2008, like two weeks before the first macbook air came out.

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    dtravis7's Avatar
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    Click on the Apple in the top left corner and on About This Mac, then click on More Info. Click on Disk Burning. See what is says the drive supports and report back.

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    Macbook 2GHz Intel Core 2 Duo
    AT****A CD-RW CW-8221:

    Firmware Revision: GA0K
    Interconnect: ATAPI
    Burn Support: Yes (Apple Shipping Drive)
    Cache: 2048 KB
    Reads DVD: Yes
    CD-Write: -R, -RW
    Write Strategies: CD-TAO, CD-SAO, CD-Raw
    Media: Insert media and refresh to show available burn speeds

    I'm guessing I can't lol

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    Your machine will only "read" a DVD not write to it. As dtravis7 suspected.

    However, you can always purchase an external DVD burner as they are not expensive. Most any good external DVD writer will work with your MacBook.

    Regards.

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