1 Reply Latest reply: Dec 3, 2012 3:04 PM by borgeano
hzimom Level 1 (0 points)

I've had my computer for a year and have had no problems with the CD drive.  But today I put in my music CD (Not a burned one, the real thing) and you can hear it try to read it then it ejects it out, I tried on another Music CD and the same thing.  Help!  I need to put them on ITunes to put on my daughters new IPod.

MacBook Pro, Mac OS X (10.7.5)
  • borgeano Level 2 (280 points)

    Sounds like the drive might be bad


    Basic troubleshooting includes what you've already done (testing known-good media), plus testing other types of media. If you put in DVDs and those are read pristinely, then you might still have a bad drive. Try several CDs that you know for a fact work in other systems.


    The drive might also be dirty, but if you're able to read DVDs OK, then that's not likely.


    A cheaper alternative to replacing the drive (if the computer is not in warranty) is to get an external USB drive, which can be anywhere between $50 and $100.


    Do you have another Mac in the house? Or even a PC with an optical drive? If so, you could use Remote Disc to share that computer's optical drive with your MacBook. Check out this article.