My iMac does not read DVD

Hello

My iMac does not read DVD. Every time when I put in DVD (free or with content), it runs for a while and that he died. CD works for most very well, but sometimes they go inside and the drive is not recognized. And also sometimes the DVD drive is not recognized in ¨informations on system"in the Apple menu.

Thank you

Matouš PIkous

Advertisement

Did you use a cleaning CD in the optical drive?

Tags: Mac

Similar Questions

  • Windows 8 does not read DVD but CD runs without any problem

    Original title - I habe upgrade to windows 8 way back but my DVD player does not read DVD but CD runs without any problem

    DVD stalk does not read DVDs but reading the CD with no problems. Even in my computer drive shows as CD drive type.

    Hi Rohan,

    I suggest you try the steps suggested by AtishayMSFT dated dated March 6, 2012 at the following link:

    http://answers.Microsoft.com/en-us/Windows/Forum/hardware/DVD-drive-not-recognized-in-Windows-8/ad546c20-b916-4AD5-9858-52e10610ee14

    Note: this section, method, or task contains steps that tell you how to modify the registry. However, serious problems can occur if you modify the registry incorrectly. Therefore, make sure that you proceed with caution. For added protection, back up the registry before you edit it. Then you can restore the registry if a problem occurs. For more information about how to back up and restore the registry, click the following article: back up the registry in Windows 7

  • DVD player does not read DVDs but reads CDs only.

    my hp compaq 420 core2 duo dvd player does not read DVDs but only reads the CD. How can I fix this, please help me with the correct answer.

    It will probably replace the drive. There is more than one laser in there: one for each function. You can go bad without the other goes wrong.

    608141 001

    Above is the part number for the DVD burner. I couldn't find one on eBay.  In here is a online:

    http://www.mydvddrives.com/replacement-for-HP-Compaq-608141-001-SATA-CD-DVDRW-DVD-RAM-drive-burner-LightScribe-52029

    Replacement is easy. Remove one screw on the bottom and drag the old hunt and replace it with the new drive.

  • does not read dvd-video

    My Envy 17-1181nr just got Win7, reinstalled by HP.  Now, the player plays BluRay very well but does not read the DVD-video.  The drive makes noise, a video DVD of loading then the video starts and stops a few seconds.  I uninstalled the device and reinstalled with the updated drivers.  Suggestions welcome.  Bill

    Hi Bill,

    My mistake, I forgot that your laptop is a slot player.

    You should find that any store computer will store a disc, which you can load into the reader who will perform the cleanup - the disc itself was fine on brushes that will clean the lens.  The only point I want to emphasize, is to make sure that when you ask one of these discs, make sure what you say it's for portable optical drive as some are not suitable for the drives in the computer.

    Kind regards

    DP - K

  • DVD - RW DVR-K17LF for the Satellite series does not read DVD but only to CD

    Hello

    I have a serious problem with my DVD player.
    He stopped to work. I mean, he's not reading CD but not DVD discs.
    I don't know what the problem is.

    I went on the internet and found no solution.

    Please help me.
    It is not a software problem, because my laptop does not start the DVD, but due to the CD...

    Hello

    The issue could be linked to the anomaly of the player's laser lens.
    Maybe the lens can not handle the DVD because of a physical constraint.
    In most cases, the lens can not calibrate properly and therefore different media would not work.
    In this case there is not much to do in most of the cases that the drive needs to be replaced.

    But maybe you could try to clean the drive s laser lens using a cleaning professional who could be bought from the other computer dealers.
    I don't very well if this will help but it s worth to try m

    PS: Try this:
    Remove the drive from Device Manager, access the registry and remove the filters top and bottom of this key;
    HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Contro l\Class\ {4D36E965-E325-11CE-BFC1-08002BE10318}

    Then restart the laptop and check the functionality of s by car.

  • After downgrading from Vista Satellite L30-101 does not read DVD

    Hey,.

    Like many people, I didn't like Vista and so returned to the use of Windows XP.

    In doing so, I lost a lot of things like the ability to watch DVDs and sound, most of these problems fixed so easily by downloading the drivers from this site.

    However, even after the DVD driver download I can't read DVDs yet.
    When you try to play through Windows media player I get say error message that I did not have a MPEG-2 decoder, in the section web site help, it suggests where to get one, but you have to play for each other.
    After having one in the first place, I don't think I should buy a new one.

    If anyone has a solution it would be greatly appretiated if they could let me know.

    Thank you

    PS I have a Satellite L30-101

    I think you have a codec problem, but I'm not sure. Maybe you should install the latest version of Media Player and codec Xvid, DivX and AC3. These are free (google it!). Or you can try alternative software, such as WinDVD or PowerDVD, you can try the demo versions.

  • Pavilion a6220n does not read DVD but CD ok

    I have a Pavilion a6220n running Windows Vista Home Premium, I intend to upgrade to Windows 7.

    But just in time, I noticed that he doesn't read or write DVD, work of the fine conference.

    I'd like to get this fixed first as in order to move to W7, I will have the DVD player works as it should read the file from W7 ISO located on a DVD-R.

    I've uninstalled and reinstalled the driver, also deleted down filters, no help.

    I also restored the Factory Default Vista and still it will not read the DVD.

    When I insert the DVD just, it is there and does nothing, when I click on the DVD drive in my computer it ejects the disc saying

    "Please insert a disk in the drive.

    I tried several different discs DVD, DVD - R and DVD - RW, same problem.

    These DVD drives work fine on other computers.

    Any help would be appreciated.

    May be that the DVD drive on your computer has become defective. its not the unheard. Try using an external USB DVD drive to install Windows 7. The DVD inside your system is very easy to replace.

    Use this tutorial for replacement of material to help you replace your drive

  • DVD player does not read DVD discs, or does it only intermittently.

    Toshiba Satellite A135 laptop.

    w/Vista Home Premium;

    has a drive TSSTcorp CD/DVGW TS-L63D DVD/CD-RW.

    Hello

    You really need this post in the Forum of Driver and Vista Hardware. A moderator will move
    There are.

    Answers - Vista - Hardware - Forums
    http://social.answers.Microsoft.com/forums/en-us/vistahardware/threads

    ================================================

    You have disk problems as the CD/DVD is actually 4 discs in 1 case (CD & DVD burning and)
    Playback of CD and DVD). So it is not unusual for parts from 1 or 2 to not work so that others do
    correctly.

    A CD/DVD cleaner might help.

    ------------

    Step 1: Please do all the same underneath if you did some before as is often total
    a process that solves the problem.

    Try this - Panel - Device Manager - CD/DVD - double click on the device - driver tab.
    Click on update drivers (this will probably do nothing) - RIGHT click ON the drive - uninstall.
    RESTART this will refresh the default driver stack. Even if the reader does not appear to continue
    below.

    Then, work your way through these - don't forget the drive might be bad, could be a coward
    cable or slight corrosion on the contacts (usually for a laptop) and other issues.

    Your CD or DVD drive is missing or is not recognized by Windows or other programs
    http://support.microsoft.com/kb/314060 - a Mr Fixit

    Try this fix manually if the Fixit 314060 does not work
    http://www.pchell.com/hardware/cd_drive_error_code_39.shtml

    Your CD or DVD drive is missing or is not recognized by Windows or other programs-
    a Mr Fixit
    http://support.Microsoft.com/kb/982116

    The CD drive or the DVD drive does not work as expected on a computer that you upgraded to
    for Windows Vista
    http://support.Microsoft.com/kb/929461

    When you insert a CD or a DVD, Windows Vista may not recognize the disc
    http://support.Microsoft.com/kb/939052

    Your CD or DVD drive cannot read or write media - A Mr Fixit
    http://support.Microsoft.com/GP/cd_dvd_drive_problems

    CD/DVD drive does not appear in Windows Vista, or you receive this error in Windows
    Vista installation after booting from the DVD (AHCI)
    http://support.Microsoft.com/kb/952951
    Drive CD - R or CD - RW Drive is not recognized as a recordable device
    http://support.Microsoft.com/kb/316529/

    Hardware devices not detected or not working - A Mr Fixit
    http://support.Microsoft.com/GP/hardware_device_problems

    Another possibility is that the cables are loose. Remove ALL power, then make sure that the cables in both
    ends. Remove and replace, do not just tight. For laptops, you can often clean power and
    contacts data with a pencil eraser.

    Some DVD players do not use the Windows default drivers so check with the manufacturer of system and
    manufacturer of device to see if there is a firmware or drivers for your drive if necessary.

    ===============================

    Step 2: You have disc problems as the CD/DVD is actually 4 discs in 1 case (CD & DVD
    Burn and CD and DVD read). So it is not unusual for 1 or 2 operational so that other parts
    do it right.

    Did you follow the Troubleshooting Guide for the reader who still does not work? There are
    the entries in registry that the troubleshooter does not solve and those who "might" be the cause.

    Check with your Maker system and a device for the two possible firmware updates and
    the correct registry entries for your car.

    Here are the keys that I of course are those in question - for the subkeys of the CD/DVD drive
    as there will be other subkeys in these keys. Do not forget to ask specific keys involved as well as
    the parameters.

    HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Enum\IDE

    HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Hardware Profiles\0001\System\CurrentControlSet\Enum\IDE

    HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\Class\ {4D36E965-E325-11CE-BFC1-08002BE10318}

    -----------------------------------------------------------------------

    You can probably find more info here and maybe even the exact registry for your CD/DVD settings
    drive from someone with the same model.

    Forums - a lot of expert real help
    http://Club.myce.com/

    CD/DVD units
    http://www.myce.com/storage/

    Use DevManView to locate the CD/DVD in the registry (be careful and do a prior Restore Point)
    nothing change) - find the DevManView device and then make a right click on it free in RegEdit.

    DevManView - free - an alternative to the standard Windows Device Manager, which displays all the
    devices and their properties in flat table, instead of the tree viewer
    http://www.NirSoft.NET/utils/device_manager_view.html

    I hope this helps.

    Rob Brown - MS MVP - Windows Desktop Experience: Bike - Mark Twain said it right.

  • Satellite A500 does not read DVD

    Not sure about the specific problem of original posters but I cant get DVD's to play on my A500 either. I only had the unit for a few weeks, but don't think I've tried far movies (movies on my USB stick work fine, just can't get the DVD player to work). I had no problem initial installation Norton / MSoffice and others so I guess that the hardware is working fine just do not speak for the rest of the computer regarding Watch DVD
    The hard drive does not appear when I 'explorer' the computer so I can not yet use Media Player to find the disc and see the movie like this. If I try to use the toshiba dvd player, I get the following message;

    "The specified drive is not found. Check the settings by going in "parameters - parameters-source of the Action, or otherwise make sure that disk has been correctly connected to the PC.

    When I explore drivers, the computer says that I have the good. Ideas for a jerk of techie nearly to repair it? My EX so used to do all those things... I would rather not go crawling back to him for help! Laughing out loud

    Hello

    If I understand your question correctly; the CD/DVD drive does not appear in windows Explorer. Is this right?

    Check this box:
    Go to Device Manager and remove the CD/DVD drive on listThen device register access and delete the Upperfilters and Lowerfilters completely from the following registry key values:

    HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Contro l\Class\ {4D36E965-E325-11CE-BFC1-08002BE10318}

    . Restart the device and retest the drive

  • 2005 media center edition dvd player does not read Dvd

    My support 2005 Centre of dvd player will not play any Dvd code error indicates "can not read the dvd.

    Probably, it is because you do not have a compatible MPEG2 decoder installed.
    Could install you the Decoder Checkup Utility from MS, launch it and display the results?

    Kind regards
    Chris MS - MVP (Media Center) [If this post can help solve your problem, please click the 'Mark as answer' or 'Useful' at the top of this message.] [Marking a post as answer, or relatively useful, you help others find the answer more quickly.]

  • Since the reinstall drivers, my LG DVD writer does not read DVD

    Original title: LG ELECTRONICS LG GSA T40N Super Multi DVD IDE burner

    I had to re - install the drivers on this drive and then I noticed that there is more to read the DVD. This drive will now appear as a CD-ROM read only by car. When I tried to roll back the driver, the option was not available. Re-installing the drivers did not help and when I went to the LG site the disc has been abandoned and no support was available.

    How can I get this drive to read DVDs? What is the problem with the drivers that I have updated to what makes them to record the album as a CD-ROM drive?

    In the run box, type: regedit, and then click OK

    Navigate to:

    HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\Class\ {4D36E965-E3

    25-11CE-BFC1-08002BE10318}

    With the right button of the upper filters button, if necessary, and then click 'remove '. Click on the Yes"" button.

    Click the lower filters key, if present and click 'delete '. Click on the Yes"" button.

    Close the registry editor and restart your computer.

  • Why my dvd drive optiarc does not read DVDs but reads cds

    one day my optiarc dvd drive just stopped reading DVDs. It will read DVD if I install linux but I do not like linux, so how can I get running again? It seemed to stop working after an update. I have the device sony optiarc dvd rw ad - 7203a ata

    Hello

    I suggest to follow the steps from the article below and check if this can help,

    When you insert a CD or a DVD, Windows Vista may not recognize the disc

    http://support.Microsoft.com/kb/939052

    Hope this helps,

  • DVD-RW/CD-RW Combo does not read DVD but can play CD

    I used to have Windows XP on my laptop. I then decided to do a fresh install of Vista. Since I've upgraded to Vista, I put a DVD, then it asks me to "Please insert the disc in drive E". I have the latest firmware and have obtained the Windows drivers.

    I really need my DVD player so I can watch movies on a holiday. Any help appreciated

    Hello!

    The sound of it, looks like a hardware problem but on the other hand as you say that the problem has occurred after that you installed Vista. For this, there are very less reasons. but you can try the following, if it works.

    1. go in Device Manager, click on the dvd/cd rom drives and do a right-click of your player, click on uninstall and then you restart. The reader will be installed again when you restart. get a disc cleaner for dvd lens and clean you drive with it.

    If the first did not help

    2. If you can do it yourself its good else take your laptop to a Mech and tell him to remove the drive and start the computer. then stop it and install the drive into the slot, tighten the screw and start your computer. This could help.

    on the other

    3. check if you insert a dvd does show all of the data at all? If another player gains a firend or ask Mech. install another drive and check it works.

    Concerning

    Microsoft-Most-Valuable-Professional, blog at: http://www.thecomputernext.com

  • SD-R6112 reads the CD does not read DvD formatted discs

    ("I know there are tons of posts on this topic, but I found no relavent t my needs")

    I have an ASUS A2500D with a Toshiba SD-R6112 drive. It worked very well until about 2 days ago, when I reformatted my hard drive after getting corrupted. When I got the laptop a few years back that he had the same problem and I managed to fix it but who were long ago and I had my PC set up pefect, now im stuck from scratch.

    His shows high DVD - RW drive (D :) in the my computer menu.
    When I right click and go to properties, it appears as
    Type: CD player
    File system: unknown
    Then when I head into the material click on ' Toshiba DVD - ROM SD-R6112.
    and head into the properties and DVD Region it is stuck on "Region 4.
    I try to change it to 'Région 1', but I get a message saying "unable to update region setting. Please make sure the drive contains a region 1 media and you have admin privilege.
    I tried the Firmware and I wasn't sure of what I had to do with him and I also found an update from Toshiba for the reader. Anyone have any detailed ideas?

    Also found that when I was in 'Material' he came like that
    Location of IC25N060ATMR04-0 (0)
    Toshiba DVD - ROM SD-R6112 location (1)
    Not sure if this will help?

    Hello

    First this from Toshiba CD/DVD drive has been installed in NON-Toshiba notebook.
    So if something is bad mind your material, you should contact the laptop manufacturer support.

    Also the firmware of CD/DVD drives should be published by laptop manufacturer.
    Here on the European driver Toshiba page you find a firmware for this CD/DVD player.

    Finally, in my view, that the area code has changed, already 5 times and now it's not possible to change more. The setting is fixed!

  • Satellite A50: DVD player does not read DVD only CD

    On my Satellite A50 DVD drive can only read CDs now but not DVD. So I'm not able to use the recovery disc.
    My BIOS is up to date, I think.

    Hello

    Well, what can I say? For me, this looks like a disk failure.
    Maybe the lens can not calibrate properly and that's why the drive is able to read the CD.
    I don't think that the replacement of disc will help you :(

Maybe you are looking for

  • How can I view web pages in Segoe UI * light *, please?

    I'm looking for a way to make the font Segoe UI Light available in the Options dialog in Firefox. I already use this attractive police in Thunderbird.

  • Wireless with Tecra 9000 does not work

    Hi, I have a toshiba tecra 9000, in the last weeks that I had problems with my windows xp, so I decided to install win 2000. 2000 is more stable, but I had a problem with the wireless card... I installed the latest drivers downloaded from the toshiba

  • CHKDSK runs 5 steps for the system, 3 for the non-system partition partition

    Would be - to schedule chkdsk for the partition system using GUI by selecting two options available hereIt executes all 5 steps of verification of system files and disk.Would be - to plan an analysis of the non-system partition disk by setting the di

  • No internet when you use the Ethernet on WRT54G port

    Router worked OK in hours, but in / op later that day. Ethernet light works when it is plugged in it, but not of the internet on the desktop computer. Get free WiFi on laptop. Unplugged Ethernet port to #2 and can get internet. The parameters seem to

  • WCS number of licenses AP

    Hi guys,. I have a question about the licensing of the WCS. We have a license for 100 AP-s and our WCS in 99% of capacity. What would happen if we add 1 AP more WCS (101 total)? Will generate an error to the WCS, it will delete old AP - s added to ma