Can't Burn a CD

Discussion in 'MacBook' started by B-San, May 10, 2011.

  1. B-San macrumors newbie

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    I have a MacBook OS X, and iTunes 10.2.2 (the latest version of iTunes). I just tried burning a CD, but all my MacBook does is eject it immediately. Here's what I do:

    I simply open up iTunes, then I click File>Burn playlist to disc. After I click Ok, I insert a blank disc and patiently wait for the burning to begin. "Please insert blank disc..." keeps flashing in iTunes, but I keep waiting. After about 30 seconds, my MacBook spits the CD out!

    The disc I have is a Memorex DVD+RDL, which is supported by my Mac. Please help!

    I have also read this article, but I don't think it helped at all. http://support.apple.com/kb/TA44597?viewlocale=en_US
     
  2. discounteggroll macrumors 6502

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    I think this is more of a hardware issue rather than an iTunes issue. Without iTunes open, put a blank disk in and wait. I'd bet it does the exact same thing even without iTunes open. In that case I'd check for a software update for the combo/superdrive, but really suspect it is (a) bad discs, or more likely (b) faulty combo/superdrive
     
  3. B-San thread starter macrumors newbie

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    What is a Combo and a Superdrive, and how can I update them?
     
  4. discounteggroll macrumors 6502

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    a combodrive burns CD's and reads DVD's. A superdrive burns both CD's and DVD's. It is a physical hardware feature and isn't something updated via software
     
  5. Avro macrumors regular

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    Interesting. Mine has started spitting out CDs after a minute of clunking noises. Any idea how much it would cost to have a new Combo Drive installed?
     

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