iMac cd burner dodge

Discussion in 'Mac Help/Tips' started by mmmdreg, Apr 13, 2003.

  1. macrumors 65816

    mmmdreg

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    Sydney, Australia
    #1
    My burner has issues...part-way through burning a cd, it ALWAYS fails..it used to only do so when it was max speed and heaps of other programs running...now on 1x with nothing running, it cant burn a cd...this is a g3 600mhz imac...take it to apple?
     
  2. macrumors G3

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    Mar 9, 2002
    #2
    Re: iMac cd burner dodge

    In situations like this, I personally try everything I can think of, (such as a quality CD-ROM/DVD lens cleaner disc) and it it still doesn't work then I erase and reinstall my OS (pain yes, but atleast it gives total piece of mind) and if it still does it after a clean reinstall then it's likely to be a hardware issue....

    My SuperDrive in my PowerBook needed replacing a few weeks ago, and that had demonstrated slight quirks since new, where by within 2 months, it'd keep ejecting a disc everytime one was inserted! I noticed a pattern with the fault too so that made it easier to diagnose over the phone to the Tech at Apple!

    If you've done the whole software check, try a decent lens cleaner disc, and if that fails to make it work, try a OS erase and reinstall.....

    Failing that give Apple a call if you've got Applecare... if not, you could always fit one yourself....! ;)

    Good luck though! hope you manage to get it sorted!! :)

    G
     

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