Re: dvd player not working on macbook
Even when a disk isn't in the drive, you can goto the Apple icon in the upper left, and select about this mac. then in that windows, click the more info button. Now you have the system profiler. in the left side there is a list of Mac parts. One will say disk burning. Click on that and it should tell you what drive you have. If nothing comes up, then the drive is completely bad. If it does show up, then you need to stick a disk in, and now it should tell you what kind of disk is in it. If not, you can open the disk utility in the utility folder in the application folder. and see if the drive or disk is listed in the left side. if not, the the drive's guts are bad, and the best course of action is to replace it.
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