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Disc Player not reading CD

158 Views 2 Replies Latest reply: Sep 19, 2013 12:20 PM by lutra RSS
lutra Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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Sep 18, 2013 6:04 PM


I am looking for a solution. Prior to getting my iMac, I had a Windows based computer. I copied my photos to CD's from that old Dell PC. I wanted to look at some of these older Photos from us and also some which other people sent me. I am pretty sure most are JPEG files. But when I put the CD's in, it just makes a noise as if it is trying to read and never shows up on my desktop. Finally it just spits them out again.


Is this a possible problem between Mac and Windows? And could someone point me in the right direction of solving this issue? I appreciate any input! I would like to have these files accessible to copy onto an external drive.

iMac, Mac OS X (10.7.5)
  • Carolyn Samit Level 10 Level 10 (84,105 points)
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    Sep 18, 2013 6:54 PM (in response to lutra)

    Greetings ...


    Macs can read the JPG format no problem.



    Try selecting an application so your Mac can read the disc.


    Open System Preferences > CD's & DVD's


    Click the When you insert a picture CD pop up menu then make a selection.


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