superdrive problem with dvd's

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by Gideon1972, Feb 14, 2007.

  1. Gideon1972 macrumors newbie

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    hi,

    sorry if this seems a thick question, but what recordable dvd's can my new MBP write to. I thoiught i would be ok with DVD+R and DVD+RW, but when i inserted one, and profiled the disc it was listed as writable = No. Are apple drives fussy or am i doing something wrong.
     
  2. psychofreak Retired

    psychofreak

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    What brand did you insert?
    Was it +R or +RW?
    Was it clean?
    Have you actually pressed 'burn' and seen it not work?
     
  3. Gideon1972 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    it was a newly unwrapped Philips DVD+R, I opened disc utility and burn was greyed out and in the writable line it said no. Am i doing this wrong as im used to pc's and have only just made the move to macs
     
  4. jmre5150 macrumors member

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    Be careful of the speed of the DVD's as well. I made the mistake of buying 16X DVD-R's and while they do work sometimes, the don't always work.

    Guess I should have read the warning on the top of the DVD case, heh.
     
  5. MaaseyRacer macrumors regular

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    Apple recommends that you use DVD-R, DVD-RW, and DVD+R DL. I have always had bad luck with DVD+Rs other than the Dual Layer ones.
     

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