4 Replies Latest reply: Sep 6, 2009 7:30 AM by dallie
Backwardsdog Level 1 Level 1
So, to keep this short, this is my drive model and info :

HL-DT-ST DVDRW GSA-S10N:

Model: HL-DT-ST DVDRW GSA-S10N
Revision: AP12
Serial Number: K3N85NG1222
Detachable Drive: No
Protocol: ATAPI
Unit Number: 0
Socket Type: Internal
Low Power Polling: Yes
Power Off: Yes

I dont know if this matters, but I am running the latest Snow Leopard version as well... all updates.

When I try to play a DVD (commercial) it will spin it for about 30sec
and then eject it without mounting.

Now Cd's work perfectly, it's just DVD's that wont mount.
I tried reseting the Pram and Vram, did the whole cleaning the drive thing
and pretty much anything else that I could find on the internet in order to
get it back working again.

Nothing does the trick...

I had the same problem with a different mac about 3 years ago, and now I am just kinda peeved off
that it happened again.

Any help would be greatly appreciated, but again, I did all the resets and cleaning procedures... CD's work perfect and sometimes a dvd will play once and then not again for the next 100 tries or so.

Thank you people!

MacBookPro4,1, Mac OS X (10.6)
  • ozmarky Level 1 Level 1
    Very similar issue (same Laptop)

    using VLC player (latest update for Snow L) - DVD discs appear in Disc Utility but cannot be ejected & eventually spin down & stop.

    Sometimes will appear on desktop, other discs don't appear at all. Just had to reboot to eject disc. Discs are also very noisy.

    I thought Snow Leopard was supposed to address Disc eject issues? seems to have got worse. Could be a hardware issue made worse by upgrade?
  • Backwardsdog Level 1 Level 1
    Dude, this is not the same issue at all...
    Your input here didn't help my issue, I appreciate that you tried to say something, but I honestly think that the problem you are describing is very different from mine in nature.

    Let's focus on resolving MY problems
  • davidmorin Level 1 Level 1
    I read somewhere that installing snow leopard had rendered DVD players on their mac unusable. Will post the link later. People even had their drive changed but with out any luck. David
  • dallie Level 1 Level 1
    My daughter's 15" MBP had the very same issue. Took it to the local Apple store and after the geniuses spent several hours tinkering and testing, they decided it was a hardware issue and sent it for a drive replacement. It's ok now and reads, writes dvds like it used to.