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MB won't re CD?

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Won't recognize CDs

MacBook 2.0, 2 gig Ram

Has started not recognizing most data and music, including commercial CDs. Some are recognized, but most are not. Even ones that were created on the same machine. Ejects them as if they are blank. Sometimes I can get the machine to recognize one if I repeatedly insert it.. like 7 or 8 times. But that doesn't always work.

DVDs seem OK

Anyone have any suggestions. I really don't want to lose my computer for several days while it is in for repairs (warranty)

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Could be a dirty lens. Maybe some-one knows a safe way to clean these with slot-loading drives. Better yet ask Apple! Having killed a super disk drive about 8 years ago, I am very cautious about shoving cleaning disks into any sort of drive.

Create a new user account. If you have fast user switching enabled turn it off. Log in as the new user and see if the problem persists. If it does; Did you recently install system updates? If so try reverting to the back-up you hopefully created before doing the updates.:D If this resolves things you know it is a software issue. Do updates one at a time until you find the culprit then go back one step.

Otherwise that is what warranties are for.
Diagnosed as bad laser head. Going in under warranty next weekend.
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