Quad G5 Thinks all burned discs are blank.

Discussion in 'PowerPC Macs' started by Larky, Mar 10, 2008.

  1. macrumors newbie

    Mar 10, 2008
    Hi. My Quad G5 (running Leopard, latest downloads) has an odd issue. It had it on Tiger also, so I don't think Leopard is the issue.

    Any discs I burn on this machine will work fine on any other machine, but if I then try to read them on the Quad, it thinks they are empty. This is with the built in software, Toast, anything.

    I've run a lens cleaner through it. The drive is a:

    HL-DT-ST DVD-RW GWA-4165B if that helps?

    Any help would be great, it's getting frustrating to have to read things over a network!

    Take care, L.
  2. macrumors 6502a


    Sep 19, 2005
    Palo Alto CA.
    Sounds like your dvd drive is failing.
    Your best bet is to get it replaced, is it still under apple warranty?
    You can just buy a new one from new egg or owc their usually under $60
    try to stick with a pioneer

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