Rudolf Duncan

Mac has stopped reading disc - cannot play ANY FM!? PLS Help

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All of a sudden my computer has stopped reading the disc... ANY FM disc (as I have a few) therefore I cannot even attempt to load a game.

I have taken the discs into 'CEX' to get them professionally buffered and it has still not worked. I have never experienced this, and desperately need some kind of assistance or knowledge on the matter please. I am in a game where I have won the PL and CL 11 times in a row and MUST be able to play again! :o

For the last 3 days, I have spent a good 3 hours pushing the disc in, and when it ejects, pushing it back in again. I just do not know what the problem is!? :confused:

PLEASE HELP ME! :eek:

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If you're playing FM12 you don't need the disc as the game is using Steam.

Regarding your disc drive not working have you tried other games than FM? If it's all discs that can't be loaded you should probably buy a new disc drive (or if it's still under guarantee let the shop replace it for you).

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Hi Sikker,

I have 2008, DVD's and CD's work still but not the game!? Ever heard of this problem before?

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No, I got it professionally buffered it looks brand new. I have tried 2006 as well and that wont read also. V strange!!?

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Please don't discuss copyright override tools. Although I appreciate the OP's problem, we obviously cannot support such discussions.

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Im downloading it now. It it works, you are my favorite Leeds fan ever!... Will keep you posted!

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Im confused!? So what is it then exactly? I havnt a dodgy copied disc if thats what you mean, it has just stopped being read my my comp

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Have you actually tried to play both DVDs and CDs? Or have you only tried DVDs?

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Film DVD's and Music CD's are fine. Its just stopped reading the game, both 2008 and 2006. My comp just spits it straight back out, wont read, wont appear on the Desk Top. Nothing. Absolutely puzzled mate. Have you ever heard of this?

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Have you tried any other game disk?

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No, FM is the only game I play on Mac. I have played FM on it for years, and never had a problem.

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You haven't updated your OS recently?

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as i said.. download that patch.. install it... try the disk ..

id try a restart before you try .. after installing the patch

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No, I havnt upgraded anything recently. I was playing it on Saturday and it has not worked since then?!

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Please don't discuss copyright override tools. Although I appreciate the OP's problem, we obviously cannot support such discussions.

Huh... I had no idea that in any way could be illegal. As long as you got the original disc how can it be illegal to make a copy of the disc on your own hard drive? It's a good way to make sure your favourite games/music discs suddenly doesn't stop working because of scratches/nasty fingers...

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Huh... I had no idea that in any way could be illegal. As long as you got the original disc how can it be illegal to make a copy of the disc on your own hard drive? It's a good way to make sure your favourite games/music discs suddenly doesn't stop working because of scratches/nasty fingers...

Making a copy is usually an infringement of the copyright. I'm not condemning your logic, just explaining the reason we can't support such discussions. To debate on what a better, fairer and more equitable copyright law might be would take us many hours and space.

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Have tried the patch thing but no joy my friend :(

What model Mac do you have?

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Its about 6 years old now. The last plastic Macbook version 10.4.11 - Do you think the comp is just suffering with old age? It just seems very sudden though?

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Three options:

1: Try to turn the Macbook upside down when you insert the CD. Long shot, but it can work.

2: Try to clean the CD laser. Wrap a cloth around a credit card and wiggle it around inside the CD slot. The laser is usually 3-4 cms from the left.

3: Do the following:

Turn off MacBook

Unplug all cables (including the power cable)

Remove the battery

Press and hold the power button for a full 5 seconds

Replace battery

Turn MacBook on again

Try to play game

If none of the above works, you'll need to buy or borrow an external USB DVD drive to see if you can play the game that way. If you can, then you'll know your CD laser is dying.

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By the way, I wouldn't recommend 3 unless it is a last resort and you are confident you know what you are doing when removing the battery.

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Desperate times calls for desperate measures! Im starting to think it is just the fact that my Mac is as old as it is... Need some money though to buy a new one!

Do you reckon the Mac shop peeps could help if all goes wrong? (Random question I know)

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Really appreciate all the assistance guys by the way! Thanks a lot. I will try all, as I feckin love this game!!!

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Desperate times calls for desperate measures! Im starting to think it is just the fact that my Mac is as old as it is... Need some money though to buy a new one!

Do you reckon the Mac shop peeps could help if all goes wrong? (Random question I know)

You'll be out of warranty, so it will be too costly to be worth it. An external USB DVD drive costs very little if you are short of cash.

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