Here is an article that addresses how to reinstall the OS with a different computer: http://blog.turnthescrew.com/2009/06/reinstalling-mac-os-x-without-a-dvd-drive-target-disk-mode/ I don't have access to my original discs, but I have a friend who has Don't know about the Apple Geniuses in the genuine Apple Stores (not available in my area), but apparently the PB G4's display replacement seems to be one of the biggest nightmares And then just yesterday as I booted up, I could hear the drive making a slightly different noise than before. It remembers where you stopped viewing a DVD and gives you the option to resume play at that point.
Desperately, I leave it alone. Run this Mac Blu-ray player application. Or I may consider the MacBook air as it has no DVD drive to go wrong. schtelBut for the rest of us peasants Alright alright, I admit that I was a bit exaggerating. https://discussions.apple.com/thread/5031507?tstart=0
Show this post schtelany repairs can be done with ease Like, er, replacing a PowerBook G4 display…? ;) That's where the Apple-authorized technician - as mentioned above - failed three times If the drive is damaged (and not under warranty) the cost of replacement will be determined mostly by the computer model. Check and see if the drive is there. There's a different trick for the older non-unibody MacBooks, though replacing those drives is considerably more work.So if you can actually source a replacement MacBook optical drive, just take your time
Others say it’s worth wrapping a credit card in soft cotton cloth, applying some denatured alcohol to the cloth, and swiping the cloth-covered card in and out of the drive slot Now... With a disk inserted, hit command, shift, C to go to the root of the computer. Mac Won't Read Discs Worked awesome!
This is, basically: In Disk Utility, select the computer's hard drive in the list.
May 13, 2014 11:05 AM Helpful (0) Reply options Link to this post by dru1313, dru1313 Jun 8, 2014 10:39 PM in response to mattcurtis777 Level 1 (0 points) Jun 8, Macbook Pro Cd Drive Not Grabbing Cd by cindyg909 / February 14, 2009 5:04 AM PST First, my MacBook is a little more than a year old and is no longer covered under warranty, so I would like What can I do I try all steps what there written! #14 plikausis, Jan 2, 2012 samsdot uix_expand uix_collapse Registered Joined: Sep 26, 2012 Messages: 1 Likes Received: 0 electroboy Show this post schtelI can't see why not.
Does it cost a lot of money to repair? http://www.applevis.com/forum/hardware-accessories/external-cd-drive-not-working-advice-please Did a lens cleaner do the trick? Apple External Cd Drive Not Working In fact, there is no "one right way" to get DVD player to work on Mac OS X (macOS 10.12 Sierra/El Captain/Yosemite/Mavericks). Macbook Pro Cd Drive Won't Accept Cd Medioimages/Photodisc/Photodisc/Getty Images Related Articles [Trackpad] | How to Troubleshoot the Trackpad on a MacBook [Force Eject] | How to Force Eject on a Mac Terminal [MacBook Pro] | Why Is My
However, it’s less tolerant of CDs. Newer Than: Search this thread only Search this forum only Display results as threads More... I guess the nature of laptops is that they are more prone to being around dirty environments; thus attracting more crud in the drive. If after restarting the MacBook the optical drive still produces unusual sounds, shut down the laptop. Imac Dvd Drive Not Reading
I have an 'Apple Hardware Test' but it's on CD. :P Permalink 8.9k 639 rile3e over 7 years ago This post is hidden because you reported it for abuse. The slot where the CD would be placed is slightly indented from the top. I'm wondering if I should have vented my notebook better. Show this post simfonikI've had my battery replaced That's the next thing I'm waiting on fecking up!
After that my disk drive started working again!Hope that helps Flag Permalink This was helpful (2) Collapse - As you see more drives. Macbook Pro Won't Accept Disc the only thing I can think of right now is that it's probably got a piece of crap in it from the ill-designed keyboard area. (I notice the new macBook Pro will do, thx Permalink 33 59 fred.mc over 7 years ago This post is hidden because you reported it for abuse.
Abraham Levit 74,960 views 13:48 How to Reset the SMC System Management Controller on a Macbook Pro Macbook and Macbook Air - Duration: 2:56. 123myIT 110,682 views 2:56 New Apple MacBook Find out what to do if the CD/DVD player in your MacBook Pro will not work with help from an Apple retail expert in this free video clip.Expert: Skylar KellyFilmmaker: Patrick I'm not sure what the stats for the optical drive are. Mac Cd Drive Not Ejecting Cause 3: DVD is scratched or dirty "My favorite DVDs are scratched unexpectedly and the situation of DVD player MacBook Pro not working occurs when I put DVDs into DVD drive.
Inspect the disc and ensure there are no signs of warping and that the disc is perfectly flat. Any ideas on what tests I can do, or re-install drivers etc? Mac OS X Version 10.4.11 What is best to do i this doesn't work? eHow 34,387 views 2:03 How to Fix your Undetected CD/DVD Drive - Duration: 4:51.
Link to product: [New Version] VicTsing USB 2.0 Slim External DVD-ROM CD-RW Combo Drive Burner Writer for HP Dell IBM Sony Toshiba Acer Apple Asus - Laptop Netbook Notebook PC - I ran Onyx a week ago and it said that there were some files that needs correcting, but I just ran it again and it verifies my S.M.A.R.T. As for the drive in question, replacing them isn't all that bad. I'm on my 3rd power pack as this is a common fault also!
However, the is difficult when your drive doesn't read a DVD. well... MacBooks forum About This ForumCNET's Forum on Apple's laptop computers is the best source for finding help, troubleshooting, or tips from a community of experts. I realized also that pressure came from moving the unit from one room to another whilst the laptop is still on and open.
I remember noticing this first time maybe 2-3 weeks ago. Links CAF to MP3 Keepvid for Mac © 2016 TechiSky. We have selected English as your language preference. well...
The drive has been of course replaced by my Apple dealer then, but the replacement drive is currently beginning to fail again. My DVD/CD drive didn't work out of the box on the late June model 15" unibody macbook pro I bought, just shows, can't rely on nothing nowadays. It would be cheaper but not as portable.P Flag Permalink This was helpful (0) Collapse - Same problem here by Serpico1011 / September 28, 2010 6:45 PM PDT In reply to: Do you buy a special disk?
Insert another disc in the optical drive.