Combo drive troubles

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    Today I went to burn some pictures to CDs and found that my drive isn't working. Every time I try to burn (and I have tried many times with different discs) I get the error attached. What is going on? How can I fix this? And im a little annoyed that Apple doesn't have any support today (yes it's Thanks Giving but thats only a holiday in the US so they could easily rout the phone calls to international support departments).

    --Thanks in Advance.
     
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    What's the machine? Is it the standard drive or one you put in post-purchase? Maybe try resetting the PRAM. :)
     
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    The problems are with my iBook, it's the standard drive and Im about to try reseting the PRAM.
     
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    Assuming the PRAM reset won't work, have you installed an app called Intech Speed Tools? Is there a Folder in your System's Library folder called Extensions with a .KEXT file inside? Also clean the drive with a CD cleaner if possible.

    Maybe read Apple's Support Page on burning too. :)
     
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    I've tried reseting the PRAM, looking for the .KEXT file (didn't find anything), and all the stuff on the apple page. None of which worked. Any other suggestions?

    EDIT: When I did the PRAM reset it burned one CD and when right back to giving the error message.
     
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    go into applictions/utility/console/

    and look in the logs for the burning drive (you have to click on a triangle to have the menu expand)

    That should give you a read out of what this error code actually means...I won't jump to any conclusions yet...but post up what this log says.
     
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    Is it with all apps? Do you get the error with iTunes, Finder and Toast (if applicable)?
     
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    I was getting it in Finder then I tried BurnX Free and it wasn't working for either app. (this is after reseting the PRAM). Then I booted up and burned the one disc that worked in Finder, after that disc I was getting the error message again. I restarted again but instead of trying to use Finder I went straight to BurnX Free (it worked). So now I'm going to try to burn a few discs with BurnX Free and will let you know how it goes.
     
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    BurnX Free didn't work, so I tried Finder. It burned a few CD-RWs just fine. Is it possible that my drive just doesn't like Sony discs?
     
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    Very possible that it's the disks. It's a pretty well documented problem of Apple's and no sure fix is available. :)
     

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