SuperDrive doesn't burn DVD-RW's !

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by ZballZ, Dec 8, 2006.

  1. ZballZ macrumors regular

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    So I was just getting ready to burn a iDVD project on a DVD+RW disc - using toast - BUT the computer kept ejecting the disc, saying it's not writable!

    I am new to mac - this was gonna be my very first iDVD project :mad:
    Any idea what could be wrong??? Help appreciated?

    (at first i thought that maybe the superdrive doesnt support rewritable DVDs - but I checked, and it does...)
     
  2. rogersmj macrumors 68020

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    Have you tried a different disc? Or tried erasing that one?
     
  3. garfield2002 macrumors regular

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    I think that there is a difference between DVD+RW and DVD-RW discs? I know that older superdrives and Apple in general supported the -R standard. From what I recall the only DVD RWs supported by the superdrive are DVD-RW. From you post it is not clear which you are trying to use.
     
  4. Nermal Moderator

    Nermal

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    What drive do you have? Is +RW listed when you type "drutil info" into Terminal?

    For example:

    Code:
     Vendor   Product           Rev 
     HL-DT-ST DVDRW GWA4080MA   AE38
    
       Interconnect: ATAPI
       SupportLevel: Apple Shipping
              Cache: 2048k
           CD-Write: -R, -RW, BUFE, CDText, Test, IndexPts, ISRC
          DVD-Write: -R, -RW, +R, +R DL, [b]+RW[/b], BUFE, Test
         Strategies: CD-TAO, CD-SAO, CD-Raw, DVD-DAO
     
  5. garfield2002 macrumors regular

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    Good idea Nermal this is from my MDD

    Vendor Product Rev
    PIONEER DVD-RW DVR-104 A227

    Interconnect: ATAPI
    SupportLevel: Apple Shipping
    Cache: 2000k
    CD-Write: -R, -RW, BUFE, CDText, Test, IndexPts, ISRC
    DVD-Write: -R, -RW, BUFE, Test
    Strategies: CD-TAO, CD-SAO, DVD-DAO

    I can't burn +RWs here. :)
     
  6. ZballZ thread starter macrumors regular

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    Problem solved - but I cant tell you what the problem was. I tried erasing the disc (+RW) several times with no luck. Then tried to erase it from my pc - which did initially erase the disc, but it still wouldnt work in osx. Then I tried erasing again in osx - and taa-daa - it worked .........:confused:

    So, the procedure would be; ERASE, ERASE, ERASE, take disc to your PC and ERASE again, then back to mac and ERASE - then WRITE ...peace of cake:D
     

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