Intermittent disc burning errors - iMac G5

Discussion in 'PowerPC Macs' started by wrldwzrd89, Dec 19, 2006.

  1. macrumors G4

    wrldwzrd89

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    A couple of days ago, I was trying to burn some DVDs. I put the disc in, and it was recognized as writable, but when I tried to burn, it would fail right away with a strange error code. If I tried again, sometimes it worked, sometimes I got the same error again.

    I'm thinking it's either a bug in 10.4.8 or a problem with my drive, since multiple DVDs had the exact same issue, and both eventually burned just fine. Anyone know why this might be occurring?
     
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    mad jew

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    Dust, anybody?


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    Were they different branded DVDs and what exactly was the error code? What app are you using to burn with? :)
     
  3. thread starter macrumors G4

    wrldwzrd89

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    Apple-branded DVDs.
    Error code is 0x8002006D.
    Finder is used as the burning app.
     
  4. macrumors regular

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    I got couple of problem once in a while with burning dvd
    i think it might be because of resources thinggy.
    My solution instead of burning directly from any software that does something else (iphoto,idvd,toast...) i save as image and then later on when i'm not doing anything else that would slowdown the G5, i burn the image onto dvd.
    never had problem ever since
    bozigle
     
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    mad jew

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    Okay, that's a pretty generic disc error code and has been around since well before 10.4.8 but is usually associated with cheaper media. It could mean a variety of things but start with this:


    • Try using a drive lens cleaner.
    • Restart Finder.
    • Reboot your machine.
    • Use a lower burn speed.
    • Use a new batch of discs. Even though they're Apple-braqnded and generally considered to be very high quality, they may have been damaged by sunlight, heat or torsion.


    Hopefully that helps a tad, mate. :)
     
  6. macrumors newbie

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    Make sure you have plenty of hard disk space available too - at least the same as the DVD you're trying to burn to...
     

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