Can't burn DVD's

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  1. Gen macrumors 6502a

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    I can do music through iTunes, but burning through Toast or BurnX just throws out an error.

    Here is what toast says;
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    I've tried all the remaining 20 DVD's that I have left - I know that they are good and work, I've used them last week to burn movies. Today, nothing.

    Any help?
     
  2. CJS7070 macrumors 6502a

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  4. spinnerlys Guest

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    What Mac do you have and have you taken a look at System Profiler > Hardware > Disc Burning and ATA (or S-ATA)?

    Can you still burn with Finder or Disk Utility?
     
  5. Gen thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    I've tried 4x instead of 8x, same result.

    Restarted and got the same result.


    edit; I lied about the iso's, now they won't work either;[​IMG]

    Tried all 15 remaining DVD's and no luck.
    These worked fine last week.
     
  6. Dave Braine macrumors 68040

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    OK, I'm going to ask the obvious question here. You say the DVDs worked fine last week but don't work now. They are DVD-RWs aren't they??
     
  7. Gen thread starter macrumors 6502a

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  8. Gen thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Could my drive need replacing?
    It's really weird how I can burn on normal CD's but I can't burn anything on DVD's.
     
  9. Dave Braine macrumors 68040

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    That is not a rewritable DVD.
     
  10. Gen thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    I know, they are blank DVD's.
     
  11. ScoobyMcDoo macrumors 65816

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    Uhm, you said you "These worked last week" What did you mean by that? If they worked last week, doesn't that mean you wrote to them last week, therefore they would not be blank any longer?
     
  12. erichian macrumors newbie

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    I'm having the same issue, and getting the same error. I'm using a MBP, running 10.6.2

    My machine is a 2.4 Core2Duo with 4gigs. of ram. I'm not running anything else when trying to burn, I've tried Toast, IDVD, and Disc Utility. All fail to burn dvd's
     
  13. erichian macrumors newbie

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    I was able to borrow my old MB, and its burned 27 dvd's so far. This really seems to be a snow leopard issue. I've read post other places that seem to agree with this, but I can't find a solution. Does anyone have any ideas?
     
  14. Gen thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    I've used DVDs from the same batch - as in the same box, last week and I was able to burn DVDs. I'm still using the same brand, and from the same box, it just doesn't want to burn now.

    I have the same machine, first gen uMBP.

    I'll ring up Applecare and see what they say.
     
  15. Gen thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Yeah I can't even burn DVD's via iTunes, as a back-up DVD.

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    Picked the slowest speed possible.
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    I'll try reinstalling the OS, maybe that'll do it.
     
  16. Andyb43 macrumors newbie

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    I am having the same problem here is my profile
    MATSHITA DVD-R UJ-857E:

    Firmware Revision: ZF1E
    Interconnect: ATAPI
    Burn Support: Yes (Apple Shipping Drive)
    Cache: 2048 KB
    Reads DVD: Yes
    CD-Write: -R, -RW
    DVD-Write: -R, -R DL, -RW, +R, +R DL, +RW
    Write Strategies: CD-TAO, CD-SAO, DVD-DAO
    Media: Insert media and refresh to show available burn speeds

    It wont write on DVD +R disks?

    Why not people ?
     
  17. Afriendsfriend macrumors newbie

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    Same here...I always have to use an external DVD burner, which works like a charm, but no use with mine. Also playing DVDs (original and not) depends on the day...I wanna change the whole drive!!! :mad:
     
  18. satcomer macrumors 603

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    Have you run a simple laser cleaner CD/DVD in it? You will be surprised on how must dust gets into those drive.
     

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