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croshtique
Jan 6, 2006, 08:30 AM
Trying to burn a CD on my iBook; but when I insert a blank disc, the combo drive hums, makes a terrible sounding grinding noise a few times, hums a bit more then ejects the disc. The Finder won't even recognise that a disc has been inserted.

I've tried at least 3 makes of CD-R; and it can't be a software problem since the Finder blank CD dialog doesn't come up asking me what to do. The curious thing is that CD-ROMs, DVDs, audio CDs, and CDs that I previously burned myself all work fine in exactly the same drive.

Any suggestions?



mad jew
Jan 6, 2006, 08:39 AM
Maybe try a different brand of disk. Failing that, I'd try resetting the PMU (http://docs.info.apple.com/article.html?artnum=14449) and maybe resetting the PRAM (http://docs.info.apple.com/article.html?artnum=2238) whilst you're at it. Good luck. :)

croshtique
Jan 6, 2006, 08:42 AM
I did try resetting PMU and PRAM and had slightly better luck - blank disc was recognised by iTunes and began initialising burning; but then made an even worse chainsaw-sounding grinding noise and spat the disc out :(

Do you reckon one of those cd-drive cleaning discs would be any good?

mad jew
Jan 6, 2006, 08:44 AM
Do you reckon one of those cd-drive cleaning discs would be any good?


Could be worth a try. Have you tried different brands (namely better quality ones)? :)

croshtique
Jan 6, 2006, 10:31 AM
I've tired Memorex, MrData and another cheapo brand; I'll see what else I can find and see if that makes a difference...