Dodgy DVD Drive?

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by Osarkon, Mar 11, 2007.

  1. Osarkon macrumors 68020

    Osarkon

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    I've got the middle spec Core Duo Macbook with 1GB of RAM and the superdrive.

    Now, I can burn cd's just fine. Through iTunes or toast. However, I can't burn a single dvd. I've tried Toast and i've tried Burn. It'll start, then near the end it complains that the drive stopped responding (Burn) . Toast says there's a hardware error. I've tried plenty of different media, and I'm loathe to send the macbook in for repair after my last horrendous experience with the nearest apple certified center which is 3 hours away.

    Any ideas??:confused:
     
  2. mad jew Moderator emeritus

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    If you check System Profiler, what does it say under Disk Burning? :)
     
  3. Osarkon thread starter macrumors 68020

    Osarkon

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    Firmware Revision: HBE4
    Interconnect: ATAPI
    Burn Support: Yes (Apple Shipped/Supported)
    Cache: 2048 KB
    Reads DVD: Yes
    CD-write: -R, -RW
    DVD-Write: -R, -RW, +R, +RW
    Burn Underrun Protection CD: Yes
    Burn Underrun Protection DVD: Yes
    Write Strategies: CD-TAO, CD-SAO, DVD-DAO
    Media: No



    Would that 'Media: No' be anything to do with it?
     
  4. mad jew Moderator emeritus

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    The No bit shouldn't matter unless you have a disc in the drive. Maybe try resetting your SMC. :)
     
  5. Osarkon thread starter macrumors 68020

    Osarkon

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    Newly tried that, it hasn't changed a thing. Cant even erase my DVDRW's, Burn says the device is failing to respond.

    OS X's built in disk utility fails to erase disk as well, comes up with 'optical erase failed' .

    I'm guessing my DVD Drive is broken then?:(
     
  6. mad jew Moderator emeritus

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    Yeah, take it back to Apple and tell them what you've tried. :(
     
  7. Osarkon thread starter macrumors 68020

    Osarkon

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    *sigh* looks like I have another 6 hours of driving over Easter again then. At least this time I have another computer so I won't be completely stuck .

    Thanks very much for your help :D
     

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