Macbook pro has a problem

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  1. ninman

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    Ok, so I have a macbook pro that is about 2 years old, I got it just after they released the new unibody design macbook pro's. I recently did a book and nuke because I felt my computer was running a little slowly, ever since my computer will not play dvd's. It simply does not recognise them, it keeps telling me that I inserted a blank dvd and would I like to burn something onto it. Even if I insert the dvd's that apple supplied me with when I bought the machine. Anyone have any idea how to fix this?
     
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  2. fundrazer

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    I'm a little confused at what you mean by a "book and nuke." Do you mean you reformatted your laptop? If that's the case then I'm guessing you forgot to reinstall drivers for the dvd drive.
     
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  3. ninman

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    it's a typo I meant to write boot and nuke. It means I zero'd out the hard drive, in other words wiped it completely. I've done this several times and never experienced this problem before, apple provides you with a DVD that has the OS on it. My computer recognises that there is a DVD in the drive, but it thinks that they are all blank. I even did a software update and got the same problem. I have no clue why it's doing this.
     
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    are you holding c down when you reboot? otherwise look up starting in terminal. should be an easy fix.
     
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  5. ninman

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    Yes, and could you give me more detail about how to fix it in terminal please. Also I should add that any DVD that has been bought in a store, i.e. not a blank DVD that I burned something onto, it says is blank. Every other DVD (i.e. ones that I've burned myself) it just ejects them.
     
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    Is it a retail version of the CD?
     
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  7. ninman

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    Yes, it is a completely legal DVD movie that I bought in a shop in the UK, the macbook pro was also purchased in the UK.
     
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