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Macbook DVD drive

So my DVD drive doesn't recognize any discs anymore. Everything I put in it just spins around for a sec and then spits it back out! This is especially annoying since I bought logic pro 8 today and was really excited to install but was unable to

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  • ozie B Sep 22, 2008

    hi! my mac book is giving me the same problem, i'm not sure whats wrong with my dvd drive, once you insert and disc into the dvd drive, it spins for about 3seconds then spits it out. please help, is it a software or hardware problem?

  • typhoon1 Jan 19, 2009

    When I put and disc into my MacBook it does exactly what other writers to this site are talking about. Spins for a few seconds, then spits the disc out. I contacted Apple and they advised that I reset the PRAM. That didn't work. I've tried using the original MAC discs but they too just spit out as well. If anyone can help on this I would be very grateful.

  • paddydoyle51 Jan 27, 2009

    How can I download the software from the Apple site and do an install from there. I do have the original OS discs but as the drive won't read them, they are useless to me. I've tried resetting the PRAM but this didn't work. I've also tried booting up the Mac Book with the OS disc in the drive and holding down the 'c' key. This didn't work either. Can anyone help please.
    Many thanks.

  • Anonymous May 13, 2009

    I have moved my imac a few times and I think during one of the moves maybe my disc drive was damaged because now when I insert a disc, it just spins around for a few seconds and makes some clicking noises, almost like it is trying to read it but it can't.  Then it spits it out.

  • typhoon1 May 11, 2010

    None of the above fixed the dvd drive on my MAC BOOK. However, I would like to thank all of those people who offered solutions. Many thanks. What I really need to know is how to download the OS from MAC. I do have the original discs and everything is genuine. Can someone give me the link that will bring me to the MAC site. I can't find it. Thanks

  • Paul Burrows
    Paul Burrows May 11, 2010

    I know how you feel!

    I must say it does not sound to good but you have a couple of things you can try.

    Do you have an original OS DVD you can put into the drive?
    Does that get ejected? How old is the mac?

    I have had a machine where the eject button was faulty causing the mac to eject all the time!

    If you do have a OS DVD try shutting down the mac and restarting with the DVD in the drive. Hold down the 'c' key.

    This is not much help for you but if all else fails you could always down load the software from their site and do an install from a dmg. You have the registration number with the original disks. So it is all legal. At least you'll then be able to get the software running. And sort the drive out later.


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Hey I'm having the same problem and I was in the apple store about three months ago with my Macbook (white unibody) sorting out a seperate issue. I asked about the DVD drive and got told it is due to the felt lining at the opening where you put the dvd/cd's, after a while the felt just sort of weakens and so can't really do its job properly, not sure what its job is. So yeah this is what I got told and would have to pay to replace.

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I just experienced this same problem on my 9 month old Macbook Pro. DVDs and CDs are spit out 10 seconds after I put them in. After reading some google posts, I thought I was out of luck. As a last resort, I tried using a can of dust remover I have sitting next to my desk. After two squirts, I put my dvd back in and everything is working again! Best of luck.

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I wonder if the DVD is a faster disc than the Mac can handle. I know that when I use a 40x CD disc on a G5 optical drive, it's no go. But if I use a 4x disc, it's a happy camper. I bought an external drive to handle the faster discs.

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