6 Replies Latest reply: Jun 9, 2011 7:03 AM by icarus@greenwood
dillbuch Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
I wanted to get caught up on putting some new music onto my computer so that I can get it onto my iPod, but I put the CD's in, they sit in there for about 20 or 30 seconds, don't open, or anything, and then just eject themselves. I can't import them, I can't even play them. Is this a hardware problem or software? Any ideas on where to begin troubleshooting/fixing it?

iTunes is up-to-date.

Mac Book Pro 15" 2.53 Ghz Intel Core 2 Duo, Mac OS X (10.5.5)
  • Fafik Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    I've got the same problem with my iMac - it ejects some of musical CDs. No problem with reading or burning data CDs or DVDs. The problems started after the latest iTunes upgrade.
    I've made some experiments and found out an amazing thing - the problem is only with CDs bought out of my region. Absolutely no problem playing music bought in my own country.
    Did Apple introduce regional coding for musical CDs?!
  • dillbuch Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    None of my CD's are from out of my region.
  • Chris CA Level 9 Level 9 (77,515 points)
    Did Apple introduce regional coding for musical CDs?!

    No such thing.
    Are these actual standard audio CDs? Do they have a CDDA logo on them?



    If they don't, they may not be a Redbook standard audio CD and may not work correctly.
    Some discs are enhanced CDs or have CD on one side and DVD on the other.
    If there is anything other than audio on the CD, it is not a standarad audio CD.
  • varjak paw Level 10 Level 10 (169,830 points)
    Fafik wrote:
    Did Apple introduce regional coding for musical CDs?!


    There is no region coding in audio CDs. Music distributors in some countries, however, are more prone to use copy protection schemes, most of which cause problems on computers. Whether that might be a factor in your situation I can't say.

    Regards.
  • varjak paw Level 10 Level 10 (169,830 points)
    dillbuch wrote:
    I wanted to get caught up on putting some new music onto my computer so that I can get it onto my iPod, but I put the CD's in, they sit in there for about 20 or 30 seconds, don't open, or anything, and then just eject themselves. I can't import them, I can't even play them. Is this a hardware problem or software? Any ideas on where to begin troubleshooting/fixing it?


    I posted some suggestions here which might help:

    http://discussions.apple.com/message.jspa?messageID=13015481#13015481

    They didn't help the person in that thread who ended up reinstalling Mac OS X, but they'd be worth a try.

    Regards.
  • icarus@greenwood Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    I had the same problem in that my iMac could read and play DVD's and take blank CD's, but ejected all music CD's. I inserted my Mac OS X install disc, restarted the Mac whilst holding down the C key. Then from the menu, I selected Utilities>Disk Utility. I ten selected the hard drive and ran Verify Disk Permissions. After this, I selected Repair Disk Permissions. I the rebooted the Mac, inserted the "rogue" CD and it immediately worked - both in iTunes and in Finder. I hope this helps. Best of luck.