Disc Burning: Not Supported

Discussion in 'Mac OS X 10.3 (Panther) Discussion' started by 80k, Sep 18, 2004.

  1. 80k macrumors newbie

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    Location:
    Brisbane Qld Australia
    #1
    Could someone tell me is this a hardware or sorftware problem?
    My mother has the below machine with a front loading tray CD Rom drive.

    Hardware Overview:
    Machine Model: iMac
    CPU Type: PowerPC 750 (3.0)
    Number Of CPUs: 1
    CPU Speed: 267 MHz
    L2 Cache (per CPU): 512 KB
    Memory: 128 MB
    Bus Speed: 67 MHz

    System Software Overview:
    System Version: Mac OS X 10.3 (7B85)
    Kernel Version: Darwin 7.0.0

    She has an external CD RW drive attached via a USB port but cannot get it to burn, only read. The system profile says

    USB Mass Storage Device:
    Manufacturer: HL-DT-ST
    Model: HL-DT-ST CD-RW GCE-8400B
    Drive Type: CD-RW
    Disc Burning: Not Supported
    Removable Media: Yes
    Detachable Drive: Yes
    BSD Name: disk2
    Product ID: 1793 ($701)
    Speed: Up to 12 Mb/sec
    OS9 Drivers: No
    Vendor Name: Genesyslogic
    Bus Power (mA): 500
    Serial Number: 001200006514

    Does anyone know how to get it to burn?

    Anthony
     
  2. Zaty macrumors 65816

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    Location:
    Switzerland
    #2
    As far as I know, you can't burn CDs (or DVDs) on external drives with the internal burning engine. You need a third party software such as Roxio Toast.

    On a side note, why is your Mother still running 10.3? It won't fix her burning problem but it's advisable to upgrade to 10.3.5
     
  3. MisterMe macrumors G4

    MisterMe

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    USA
    #3
    Double-posting is frowned upon.
     

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