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Mac Won't Recognize Audio CDs

Discussion in 'BYTE ME: Technology discussion' started by jkempa, Dec 5, 2018.

  1. jkempa

    jkempa Well-Known Member Lifetime Member SoSH Member

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    I bought a couple of CDs recently. I tried to rip them with my old iMac (circa 2010). I'm running Sierra version 10.12.6. The computer would not recognize either one, and thought they were blank discs. In finder, they show as Untitled, with the black and yellow circle. They are commercial releases, so this isn't a CD+R. They both play fine in another device. The drive evidently still works, because I put a DVD in and it was fine.

    Apple's support forums are all down for maintenance now for some reason. Any ideas? All I want to do is rip these CDs into iTunes.
     
  2. dbn

    dbn Member SoSH Member

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    My optical drive hadn't worked for years. Just recently I half-shoved a tissue into it with a plastic (e.g., insurance) card to wipe it out, and boom, it works again.

    edit: naturally, if you try this, be careful as you probably don't want to get stuff stuck in the drive.
     
  3. uncannymanny

    uncannymanny Well-Known Member Gold Supporter SoSH Member

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    What does Disk Utility say about the disc? Have you tried resetting PRAM, SMC, etc?
     
  4. jkempa

    jkempa Well-Known Member Lifetime Member SoSH Member

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    That all means nothing to me. Could you please translate to stupidish?
     
  5. The_Powa_of_Seiji_Ozawa

    The_Powa_of_Seiji_Ozawa Member SoSH Member

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    Some audio cds have a copy protection "root kit" secretly installed on them to make it harder for people to rip them for sharing, and this could prevent it from being read by some computer devices.
     
  6. HriniakPosterChild

    HriniakPosterChild Well-Known Member Gold Supporter SoSH Member

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  7. uncannymanny

    uncannymanny Well-Known Member Gold Supporter SoSH Member

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    See the previous post for resetting PRAM, etc. Disk Utility is an application installed with the OS. Insert the disk and see if it shows up.
     

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