Blank CD not accepted

Discussion in 'macOS' started by thebrazilian, Nov 9, 2006.

  1. thebrazilian macrumors newbie

    Joined:
    Nov 9, 2006
    #1
    OSX 10.3.9
    Blank CD is "spat out" without even showing up on the desktop.
    What should I do? Help and thanks.
     
  2. mad jew Moderator emeritus

    mad jew

    Joined:
    Apr 3, 2004
    Location:
    Adelaide, Australia
    #2
    Try a different brand and check that commercial (non-blank) CDs are still mounting. :)
     
  3. thebrazilian thread starter macrumors newbie

    Joined:
    Nov 9, 2006
    #3
    Yes, movie DVDs are accepted, same happens with variety of brands.
    Thanks for answer, though.
     
  4. mad jew Moderator emeritus

    mad jew

    Joined:
    Apr 3, 2004
    Location:
    Adelaide, Australia
    #4
    What machine do you have? Resetting the power management unit might help :)
     
  5. thebrazilian thread starter macrumors newbie

    Joined:
    Nov 9, 2006
    #5
    Blank CD not accepted

    Have an old geezer: Dual 500MHz Power PC G4 - Mac OS X 10.3.9 - 896 MB SDRAM
    I have gone to System Preferences - Hardware CD - DVD:
    "When you insert a blank CD:" 1-Ask what to do.
    I have done that, but after a lot of "searching" sounds, the disk is spat out, no icon, nothing.
    I have no idea what "resetting the power management unit" is.
    Thanks
     
  6. thebrazilian thread starter macrumors newbie

    Joined:
    Nov 9, 2006
    #6
    Blank CD not accepted

    Err... It finally dawned on me the G4 I have does not accept blank discs because it does not R/W...
    I burned the files on the disk using LaCie with Toast. All is well.
    Thanks
     
  7. mkrishnan Moderator emeritus

    mkrishnan

    Joined:
    Jan 9, 2004
    Location:
    Grand Rapids, MI, USA
    #7
    Glad you figured it out. Everyone makes mistakes. :) You should consider getting a cheap internal superdrive for that thing...it sounds like you're still making good use of it! :)
     

Share This Page