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Read my CD's, please!

Tech / Mac5 comments

I'm having serious trouble with my Mac. It won't read some of my CD's, which severely limits the possibilities of iTunes shuffling through my entire music collection. Or my iPod, for that matter.

It's really strange, too. When I insert a CD into the drive, it makes some noise, which indicates that the CD is being read. After about 20 seconds, the CD ejects. Just like that. No reason given. I have tried to look up any form of logged error, but the usual place where errors are supposed to be written down, the /var/log folder, doesn't mention any problem at all. Just accept the CD being inserted, make noise, eject CD and don't tell the user.

Why is that? Why does it eject the CD's at all? When it has a problem reading them, pop up some message explaining it, or put an entry in the system.log. Don't just go ignoring the fact that I want to read that CD!

Anyway, half of my CD collection is useless this way, because I never play CD's on a regular CD player. I hate that. I love my Mac, but this is really annoying.

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Peter Wertheimer

I too experience problems when playing some CD's on my MacBook. The player tries to start up, but is not able to read the CD. What could be causing this problem? By the way, are you related to Nico Breuls from Dordrecht?

Stefan

I have the same problem with my Macbook 1,83 core duo. If you have a hint I would be great to hear from you

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