My PowerMac G5 superdrive won't burn at 8x

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by Noted, Aug 10, 2006.

  1. Noted macrumors member

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    Everytime I try burning a disc at 8x speed on my Superdrive, using Toast, it fails at about halfway.

    However, its fine when burning at 4x. Is there any way to fix this or is it a fault with the drive that needs repairing.

    It happens with whatever I burn, and whatever disc I use.

    The exact error is:

    "The drive reported an error:
    Sense Key = HARDWARE ERROR
    Sense Code = 0x09, 0x01
    TRACKING SERVO FAILURE"
     
  2. mad jew Moderator emeritus

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    Have you tried using Apple's own blank DVD media, or a different high-quality brand?
     
  3. michaeldmartin macrumors regular

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    Did you install the superdrive firmware update?
     
  4. CrEsTo macrumors 6502

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    Which media are you using?

    I'd recommend Taiyo Yuden.
     
  5. eidrunner247 macrumors 6502

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    from what i understand, the type of your disks can make a difference. Apple for whatever reason seems to make disks that work great with burning. sure, you're paying a premium, but they'll work. with the cheap-o disks, well... i have had problems with those at high speed burns.
     

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