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Optical drive My new MacBook does not open or run any CD, DVD for like disc that I put into the optical drive. It does take the disc but doesn't read it.

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  • Greg Gustafson Aug 28, 2008

    My MacBook 13" White (first generation) with a MATSHITA DVD-R (UJ-857) will not read any CD or DVD (home made or commercial). I have tried new blank disks and the MacBook ejects them. Is there any way to test the drive.

  • Anonymous May 11, 2010

    If the system is actually new, call Apple support and/or take it back to the Apple store. Part of your purchase is a 1-year warranty.

  • Glenn Upton-Fletcher May 11, 2010

    When you say Any. Does tis mean PC or Mac disks. Second, any specific disks you are having trouble with?

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Are the disk you are using, are they burned CD/DVDs from a PC? Perhaps the CD/DVD is not fully burned. We get CD/DVDs that after sticking them in a PC find out that Nero was used and the finalization part of burn was not executed because they potential were going to add more to the disk.

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