dvd writer/burner not working no more in powermac

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by mackaveli, Aug 16, 2006.

  1. mackaveli macrumors regular

    May 1, 2005
    i have the pioneer DVD-RW DVR-109 in m y powermac dp 2.3ghz

    its a year and 3months old and it wont read blank dvd's no more. And i cant even eject the disc unless i restart which is annoying. Anyone know what i can do to try and fix this?

  2. yojitani macrumors 68000


    Apr 28, 2005
    An octopus's garden
    you could try resetting your pram or nvram ... or you coud get a new burner. I bought the pioneer 111D recently and it works fine (though it is still unsupported).

    Or, if you installed any firmware recently that might have caused problems you might want to check with the manufacturer to see if it is a common problem and if they have a fix. I would not recommend wasting your money on lens cleaners etc. to troubleshoot your drive. If you have them, use them, of course. The cleaning kits cost almost as much as a new drive though!

    Finally, you should also check apple support pages.

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