Recent switcher, Super drive question.

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by Mac the knife, Sep 28, 2006.

  1. Mac the knife macrumors member

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    I switched and bought my first Mac in july. I bought a 20" Intel iMac. So far I am loving it! One problem I am having though is burning audio CDs. I am using media that when burned on my PC all my players have no problem reading. When I burn on the iMac only the iMac will read it as an audio CD. I have tried many ways of burning iTunes, Disk utility, 3rd party apps. Nothing but coasters that the iMac can read. The CDs I am using are Memorex, Does the drive not like them? I have seen other post on the net were people have said they have had problems with the Matshita DVD-R UJ-846 with firmware FB2U. This is what is in mine. Help? Hints? Ideas? Thank you in advance.
     
  2. mad jew Moderator emeritus

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  3. Mac the knife thread starter macrumors member

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    I tried one other brand and got the same results. It is all I have at hand right now. What type does this drive like? Silver? gold? light dye? dark dye?
     
  4. Kelmon macrumors 6502a

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    It's certainly not what you want to hear but given what you have said it sounds like a hardware problem that is unlikely to be fixed by anything except Apple releasing a firmware update. I have had problems burning DVDs through iDVD and found a different brand of disks helped considerably (I had been using TDK disks but then bought some Sony ones) but I am not sure that this will help in your situation.

    Was the issue raised on Apple's own discussion boards such that they may already have noted the problem?

    EDIT: Have you spoken to the retailer where you bought it and considered requesting a replacement? By all indications you have a defective model and therefore should be entitled to a repair or replacement.
     

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