DVD drive on Mac Laptop ejecting without playing

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#1

Hello,

I’m new and am not sure if this is the right forum, but my DVD ejects without playing it. Am not having this problem with other DVDs, just this one. It’s a movie I bought from Amazon. Can someone tell me what’s wrong and what to do about it?

Thanks!


#2

Hiya. :slight_smile:

Macs tend to physically eject a disc when the drive cannot read it, or when the operating system can’t read the contents.

There is probably nothing you can do but try that disc in a different DVD drive (which doesn’t really solve the problem, but it is an option).

Or return that disc for a replacement. If the same thing happens again, it’s possible there is some sort of copy protection meant to keep computers from playing the disc.


#3

[QUOTE=peony;2786075]Hello,

I’m new and am not sure if this is the right forum, but my DVD ejects without playing it. Am not having this problem with other DVDs, just this one. It’s a movie I bought from Amazon. Can someone tell me what’s wrong and what to do about it?

Thanks![/QUOTE]
How old is this mac? I don’t recall mac in recent years having a dvd drive? Did you consider it is also a mac going bad besides a media problem. If you didn’t have this problem before then you should have it looked at by a mac repair to diagnosis the problem if media isn’t the problem.


#4

Thanks for your reply Albert. I will try a DVD player to see whether it’s the disc or problem with my Mac.


#5

Thanks, CoolColors, for your reply. My Mac does have a DVD player on it.