imac snow cd-rw problems

Discussion in 'General Mac Discussion' started by giraffe, May 30, 2004.

  1. macrumors newbie

    May 30, 2004
    :) Hello I am new to this forum but need a little advice on burning CD's using my old iMac snow DVD/CD computer.

    I have had my iMac for years and have never tried burning CD's on it.

    I don't really know if my machine can do this.

    I have tried to put a CD-RW disc into the front loading drive and the disc almost got stuck!!!!! :mad: . It took a bit of coaxing but it came out again.

    Does this mean I have the wrong type of disc or does my computer not do CD re-writing? I am confused as the literature I have for my iMac (I also have a book) doesn't seem to acknowledge that I can CD-RW.

    I use i-tunes as a music player and it has a CD burn option on the software.

    Please HEEEELLLP.
  2. macrumors 601


    Aug 19, 2003
    Manila - Nottingham - Philadelphia - Santa Barbar
    i dont think the imac snow has a built in cdrw,

    i tunes comes with an option to burn but u need a burner; best bet is to get an external firewire or usb cd writter
  3. macrumors 6502a


    Feb 23, 2003
    I've found this to be a problem with the slot load drives. If the disk is dirty or the top side is very smooth the rollers tend to slip. Even if your drive isn't a burner it should accept CD-RW disks and read from them.

    Look at the label on the underside of your iMac it'll state something like this:



    or if you have a plain CD-ROM or DVD-ROM, the CDRW will be replaced with CD or DVD.
  4. thread starter macrumors newbie

    May 30, 2004
    Thanks for the advice!

    Cheers everyone great responses :)
  5. macrumors 65832


    Jan 13, 2004
    Virginia, United States (Kansan in exile)
    Also, try going to the Apple Menu and selecting About this Mac.

    See if it says it has a CD-R/CD-RW.

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