Currently Being ModeratedApr 13, 2012 8:03 PM (in response to pinktalon)iMac, Mac Mini, iPad, iPods, Mac OS X (10.6.8), (10.7.3) Safari, iTunes, iPhoto
Currently Being ModeratedApr 13, 2012 8:01 PM (in response to den.thed)
I will certainly try it. Thanks so much! I'll let you know what happens after I go out and get a cleaner!
Currently Being ModeratedApr 13, 2012 8:09 PM (in response to pinktalon)
edit note: I added checking the DVD & CD Preference to my first relpy.
Currently Being ModeratedApr 14, 2012 3:25 AM (in response to den.thed)
I haven't had a chance to rent a DVD yet, but I did everything (not sure the disc cleaner ran so I'll try another app), but after resetting the PRAM and NVRAM, I looked again at the System Preferences/CD and DVD. Intresting clue. Before resetting, the "When you insert a video DVD" would display "Ignore" and I couldn't set it use any Mac application but would leave a tab with a horizontal line through it. After doing everything, I can now set the application to run via that menu. I hope it works!
Currently Being ModeratedApr 14, 2012 6:17 AM (in response to pinktalon)
Yuck' I never use rental's, make sure you clean all the grubbies off them.
Keep us posted!iMac, Mac Mini, iPad, iPods, Mac OS X (10.6.8), (10.7.3) Safari, iTunes, iPhoto
Currently Being ModeratedApr 14, 2012 4:24 PM (in response to den.thed)
haha! I know huh? I wipe them down too. Isn't it amazing how people abuse optical disks? It's my budget
The movies I really like I buy. I'll get something today to try
Currently Being ModeratedApr 14, 2012 5:08 PM (in response to pinktalon)
Yes budget, that's why I'm running a Mini instead of a Pro.
If you find that the drive is still having problems with some or all DVDs, then you might want to consider picking up a tray loading external DVD drive and spare your internal drive any further grief.
I love my > LG GE24LU20 Reviews
Currently Being ModeratedApr 19, 2012 5:50 PM (in response to den.thed)
Many thanks for all of your replies and suggestions! It's one of the ways I think the internet has proven invaluable! Den.Thed, I think my problems were caused by two separate issues. Your instruction (I needed the refresher!) helped one of the problems, my PRAM/NVRAM did become corrupted and it solved the ejection problem (I almost tried an expermental firmware for the drive which made me nervous). When I tried copying a DVD I got a non-fatal and different error message. Popcorn pop-up "couldn't complete last command because ID=-5001."
I believe that there is a brand new DVD encryption scheme released (try, "The Immortals" or "Mission Impossible: Ghost Protocol naturally which I own). Everything else I have works fine now although Popcorn still has that darned error at the very end while writing the lead-in. I had some correspondance with the support for one of my apps and they think it's a new encryption scheme as well.
I will certainly look at the LG GE24LU20 as well since nothing frustrates like an internal optical disc going bad!