Currently Being ModeratedApr 4, 2012 12:33 PM (in response to IMAC47)
I don't know about the TM loss, but the DVD drive spitting discs out either means it needs cleaned using a cleaning disc or the SuperDrive is faulty (like my DVD drive prior to getting it replaced).
If you're covered by warranty contact AppleCare or book an appointment with a Genius at your local Apple retail Store, if not Apple will be able to tell you about a repair and the costs involved.
Currently Being ModeratedApr 10, 2012 10:29 AM (in response to necronym)
As it turns out it was an issue with my ESET Security parameters........It was in advanced mode which blocked all DVD/CD reading and writing , blocked recognition of any USB devices therefore disabeling my time machine backup , still do not know why it wiped out my backup though.
After correcting the settings everything appears to be back to normal , booting from dvd , playing and or importing music , itunes is working properly and my backup has been restored(manually) and I am happy once again (not to mention my wife!!).
Currently Being ModeratedApr 11, 2012 9:24 AM (in response to IMAC47)
This happens to me too but i'm not using ESET so I don't know what to do, when I insert a cleaning disc it spits it out too
Currently Being ModeratedApr 11, 2012 11:27 AM (in response to Krispiess)
Are any external drives being blocked ,(USB , FIREWIRE) if so this could very well mean that your optical drive is failing or has failed .
If the optical drive will not accecpt any type of disc and you are still covered by Apple Care I would make an appointment with the Genius bar closest to you and have it checked out or if you want to try a couple of things you can contact me via e-mail and I will send you a couple of links for other trouble shooting methods that have worked for some other people.
Currently Being ModeratedApr 11, 2012 12:03 PM (in response to IMAC47)
Hi, just found that my iMac 27" doesn't accept dvd (films or software)... but is ok for CDs.
Currently Being ModeratedApr 11, 2012 1:22 PM (in response to IMAC47)
<<<<Hi, just found that my iMac 27" doesn't accept dvd (films or software)... but is ok for CDs.<<<<<<<
Hi, I have the same problem, its for software or hardware??.
Currently Being ModeratedApr 12, 2012 6:47 AM (in response to ludijo007)
Have you tried an SMC reset or a PRM reset ?