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Some dvd's won't play on my iMac.


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From what I can tell, a large majority of my Dvd's won't play on my iMac anymore, but some will. All the Dvd's I have are from the same region so i'm sure it's not a region problem. When i put the DVD into my Mac, it just spins and stops a few time (for about 40 seconds), and then spits the DVD out. And when i put one of the DVD's that won't play into my Mac, an icon doesn't show up on my screen like it usually would.
Any chance anyone could help fix this problem and i'm going to university in september and i'm not taking a tv/dvd player, and I want to be able to watch dvd's.
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Can I assume we are talking about genuine, commercial DVDs?
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Yup, all real legit dvd's that i've brought from stores
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I'd suspect the optical drive. Have you tried the dvd's on another machine?

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Could just be dirty -- a shot or two of compressed air might do wonders -- but yes, I suspect the optical drive is going bad also.
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