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Standard User nonymouse
(experienced) Mon 28-Nov-11 21:36:26
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Mini doesn't like DVDs


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Firstly, I have done a STFW before asking this....

My Mini (1.6GHz Intel, Matshita UJ-846) spits out all DVDs...!!!

There are loads of posts all aver the place with others having the same problems... many report upgrading the firmware helping, unfortunately I can't find the right .dat file or flashing software that works with Leopard.

I have a suspicion that this is a software issue so just replacing the drive with an alternative won't make any difference.

Would re-installing just the DVD player software work? (e.g. by pulling it off the install discs with Pacifist?)

I suppose I could do a complete reinstall as it's just a media player...

Any other ideas gratefully received?

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Standard User goldenoldie
(knowledge is power) Mon 28-Nov-11 22:54:47
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Re: Mini doesn't like DVDs


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you say you have the Matshita UJ-846 in your Mini

Somewhere there's a bell ringing about that - I've sort of got a memory that that was very fussy about the type of disks that could be used.

I'm probably wrong - but you never know

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Standard User ian_c
(eat-sleep-adslguide) Tue 29-Nov-11 00:06:45
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Re: Mini doesn't like DVDs


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The slot loaders on all Macs are a bit prone to that. My Rev A G4 mini went ages ago. Sometimes using one of those drive cleaners helps a bit, but not usually.

My mid-07 MBP had its optical drive changed about a month before Applecare expired (ie after nearly 3 years). Been good as gold ever since. By the time you've paid for the repair, tho' you could probably have bought a new machine.


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Standard User nonymouse
(experienced) Thu 01-Dec-11 22:09:15
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Re: Mini doesn't like DVDs


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I have heard that Pioneer are OK replacements...

Does anyone know if this will be OK???

TOSHIBA SAMSUNG TS-T632 8X DVD±RW 12.7mm Slot Loading IDE Drive

it does say it would be a replacement for a UJ-846 but doesn't mention Macs anywhere?

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Standard User ian_c
(eat-sleep-adslguide) Thu 01-Dec-11 22:14:28
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Sorry, don't know. I guess if it fits the enclosure/ connectors then it should be OK, but wouldn't want to be quoted on that.

Have heard the Pioneer thing too, fwiw.

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