Is it possible for a whole bundle of dvd-rs to be bad?

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by Frisco, Apr 8, 2006.

  1. Frisco macrumors 68020

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    I just bought a 25 pack bundle of TDK DVD-R 1-16X 4.7 GB.

    They all automatically eject when I insert them into my 1 Gz Ti Pb with 1X Superdrive.

    I never had a problem with TDK media in the past, in fact it is the brand I buy most often.

    My friend just gave me 3 Sony DVD-Rs and they work fine.

    Weird?
     
  2. superbovine macrumors 68030

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    your drive probably needs an update to it's firmware to recognize the dvd-r. the disc are probably made slightly different, and your 1x superdrive is pretty old anyways.
     
  3. Frisco thread starter macrumors 68020

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    Problem solved!

    The optical drive lens was dirty. I used a Maxell Lens Cleaner, which I got for $10. Every TDK DVD-R works fine now.
     
  4. superbovine macrumors 68030

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    heh... I guess I should have thought of that. i am happy it was a cheap solution.
     
  5. robert-a-hudson macrumors regular

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    I should point out, that anything is possible, you want to know whether it is probable ;)
     

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