Matshita????

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  1. NEENAHBOY macrumors 6502

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    I have a 15" PowerBook G4, 1.5 GHz processor, 512MB memory, and a CD-RW/DVD-RW SuperDrive. My question: why does Apple put Matshita drives in? These apparently have almost no recognition capabilities. I bought Sony CD-RWs and they were not recognized; I had to get TDK. Now I have Maxell DVD-R discs and they are not recognized. Can anyone tell me why this is, and what I can or should do to remedy the problem (eg. new drive)?
     
  2. andiwm2003 macrumors 601

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    did you try CD-R or CD+R?

    i'm also annoyed with the drive. i have a pack of maxell dvd+r and they are not recognized. it seems the drive only recognizes dvd-r.

    does anybody have any specifics (e.g. what brand works, do dvd+r really n ot work)?

    andi
     
  3. Counterfit macrumors G3

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    Seeing as it's a CD-RW/DVD-R (NOT a +R), I'm not surprised that it won't recognize a DVD+R disc.
     
  4. NEENAHBOY thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Interesting that the second someone mentions Maxell, an ad for Maxell media appears at the bottom of the thread. Coincidence? I think not.
     
  5. edesignuk Moderator emeritus

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    Targeted advertising, that's all.
     
  6. andiwm2003 macrumors 601

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    there is this one thread where they try to bring a ad for a lemur up. didn't work yet.
     

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