Blank CD-RW won't mount; is automatically ejected

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  1. mrzeigler macrumors regular

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    #1
    A handful of searches haven't turned up a solution for this here or on the web, so hopefully someone can help.

    I'm running 10.5.7 on a 1.25GHz PowerPC G4 with an internal Superdrive. The System Profiler clearly states that it can write CD-R and CD-RW formats, in addition to various DVD formats.

    I'm trying to burn files to a blank CD-RW. I insert the disc, the drive runs for a couple of seconds and then spits it back out.

    I'm using Memorex Ultra Speed CD-RW discs. They are brand new and blank. I've tried with three different discs and the problem is consistent.

    I've restarted my computer and the problem persists.

    When I insert CD-R blanks, they mount, no problem.

    Any thoughts/suggestions?

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    Edit: OK, the trick for searching for this problem is to specifically use the brand/type of discs. Now I see a bunch of similar complaints online. No solution yet ...
     
  2. Fishrrman macrumors G3

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    RE: Blank CD-RW won't mount

    RE:
    "I'm using Memorex Ultra Speed CD-RW discs. They are brand new and blank. I've tried with three different discs and the problem is consistent.
    When I insert CD-R blanks, they mount, no problem.
    Any thoughts/suggestions?"

    Try something _other than_ Memorex-brand blanks. Some of the worst media there is....

    - John
     
  3. upinflames900 macrumors 6502a

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    The computer is not recognizing the disc as a viable disc so I would have to agree try a different brand of disc. If that still doesn't work then I would say your optical drive is not working right.
     
  4. mrzeigler thread starter macrumors regular

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    Thanks for the advice; I'd pretty much reached the same conclusion.

    Glad I didn't throw away the receipt from Office Depot.
     
  5. Fishrrman macrumors G3

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    RE: Blank CD-RW won't mount

    RE:
    "Thanks for the advice; I'd pretty much reached the same conclusion."

    My suggestion for media:
    Verbatim.
    I've always had good results with Verbatim blanks.

    Check "salescircular.com" every Sunday to see if there are any on sale.

    Newegg.com often has rebates on Verbatim 100-pack CD-R's. Works for me.

    By the way, the only times I've tried using re-writeable CD blanks, I never achieved satisfactory results. I think you'd do better just using standard CD-R's. If you don't "fill the disk", you can choose to "make disc appendable" and add more data later in a "second session"....

    - John
     
  6. wrldwzrd89 macrumors G5

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    I second the Verbatim suggestion - has worked reliably for me consistently. Also, avoid discs that aren't opaque - Macs tend to reject these discs.
     

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