Blank CD or DVD not fully recognized by OS.

Jonw123

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Oct 30, 2011
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I have a 13" MacBook Pro and an iMac running fully updated OS X 10.7.2. Hadn't burned a CD ROM on either for a couple of months and now both will play CDs but the OS won't properly recognize blank media or write to it. OS via Disk Utility recognizes the CD but won't eject it. Have to reboot to eject. This doesn't show up any longer when a blank is inserted.



The blank doesn't show up on the desktop, in Finder, or iTunes. Can listen to CD or copy to iTunes but if I try to burn a blank I get an error in iTunes: Device in use by other application. Have verified all settings and tried most of the "hail Mary" fixes posted on Apple Support and this forum with no positive result.

Here's the output of the log for a success:

Finder: Burning to CD-R media with SAO strategy in MATSHITA DVD-R UJ-898 HC10 via AT API.
Finder: Requested burn speed was max, actual burn speed is 24x.
Finder: Burn underrun protection is supported, and enabled.
Finder: Burn finished, Mon Oct 24 14:54:22 2011
Finder: Verify started, Mon Oct 24 14:54:22 2011
Finder: Verify finished, Mon Oct 24 14:54:55 2011

Here's a log entry for the new failure problem from the MacBook Pro:

iTunes: Burn started, Sun Jan 29 15:46:45 2012
iTunes: Burning to CD-R media with SAO strategy in MATSHITA DVD-R UJ-898 HC10 via ATAPI.
iTunes: Burn failed, Sun Jan 29 15:46:45 2012
iTunes: Burn error: 0x80020040 One of the volumes on the disc is still in use.
iTunes: Burn started, Sun Jan 29 15:47:13 2012
iTunes: Burning to CD-R media with SAO strategy in MATSHITA DVD-R UJ-898 HC10 via ATAPI.
iTunes: Burn failed, Sun Jan 29 15:47:13 2012
iTunes: Burn error: 0x80020040 One of the volumes on the disc is still in use.

The iMac has identical entries. Can't find any process using the device.

Both systems worked flawlessly last time I used the drives. No configuration changes on either system. Both are current with all updates. Two spontaneous failures like this is unlikely hardware related.

I am becoming quickly disillusioned with Apple quality and reliability.
 

Jonw123

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Oct 30, 2011
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tug

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I've just tried both discs in mine, set to open in finder, i don't get the dialogue box either, however i get the disk icon on the desktop and am able to eject just fine.

you would look at a problem with the drive, but to happen on two separate macs, thats strange.

i wonder if you set it to open with a burning app such as toast or burn, it might act differently.

best of luck with it though.
 

Jonw123

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Oct 30, 2011
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I've just tried both discs in mine, set to open in finder, i don't get the dialogue box either, however i get the disk icon on the desktop and am able to eject just fine.

you would look at a problem with the drive, but to happen on two separate macs, thats strange.

i wonder if you set it to open with a burning app such as toast or burn, it might act differently.

best of luck with it though.
Only use iTunes or Finder to burn disks...
 

jessilee

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Apr 19, 2012
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I have same problem

I upgraded to Lion and now in Finder it doesn't see blank discs. Also had same error message in iTunes, that device is in use by another application, when nothing else is running on my computer. Frustrating. Seems you are not alone in problem as it comes up in several forums-but no one has a solution.
 

mightyatom

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May 12, 2012
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Blank discs not recognized by OSX Lion

Has anyone made progress on this issue? I have exactly the same problem as Jonw123 with my MacBook Pro running OSX Lion: media cd's etc are not a problem but blanks aren't recognized and I need to reboot to eject. Any help appreciated.
 

mpugarte

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Jul 20, 2015
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I can't believe this hasn't been resolved. I am having the same problem with Mavericks...did anybody figure out how to fix this???
 
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