2802 Views 3 Replies Latest reply: Oct 4, 2010 9:40 AM by wildtigg3r
HI Alex and welcome...
You didn't mention which types of disc(s) you are using. CD / DVD
Are you referring to the install disc(s) that came with your iMac ???
Make sure these disks are readable...
Using nonstandard or irregular sized discs in optical drives
Sounds like, for whatever reason, the optical drive has decided that the disc is unreadable. Make sure that the label (top) side of the disc is facing towards the front (you) when you put it in. Other than that, it could be a defective optical drive. It's a common issue across all computer makes and models, and is also a fast, easy fix, but is not something you should try yourself with an iMac.
You most likely have a defective superdrive. I had the same problem with mine. Mine didn't read any CDs at all but would read DVDs. Had to bring in my iMac several times before they finally fixed the problem. I won't go into details on my experience but they did fix the problem for me.
So take yours into the store when you get the chance. I'm sure you have time early in the morning during the weekend. Good luck.