Powerbook 1.25ghz with dvd-r drive, can I burn on DVD+R disks?

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  1. DavidCL23 macrumors 6502

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    Powerbook 1.25ghz with dvd-r drive, can I burn on DVD+R disks? specifically HP media? I found hp media for preety cheap so if I could burn my dvd's using it, it would be great. (purchasing from a friend at $0.60c a disk).
     
  2. jxyama macrumors 68040

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    i don't think so, but why not buy one and try it?
     
  3. 7on macrumors 601

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    I'm pretty sure it can't even read DVD+R disks let alone burn them.
     
  4. titaniumducky macrumors 6502a

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    If you can it will only be with a program such as Toast (as opposed to the Finder).
     
  5. brap macrumors 68000

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    This is prescisely why I went for the combo drive... was told on the Apple support forums that the PB will not write to +R/+RW media. Crying shame, that's what I use, wanted the coolness factor of a DVD writer in my PB :-/
     
  6. Penman macrumors regular

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    This may be unusual but my PB 17" Rev. A wrote to DVD+R fine. I had some left for my PC (which wrote every format). I did it with Toast. The firmware of that drive was flashed to be region free but none of the documentation mentioned it had made the drive DVD+R compatible too. You can't do any harm at all. Try it.
     

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