cd burner help on 2008 MP

Discussion in 'Mac Pro' started by wesk702, Jan 13, 2011.

  1. wesk702 macrumors 68000

    wesk702

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    So my superdrive is no longer able to burn or read DVDs but burns and reads CDs just fine. I've been experiencing this problem with multiple programs.
    Anybody have an idea on what may be the problem?
     
  2. simsaladimbamba

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    Take a look at System Profiler > Hardware >> Disc Burning and report (copy & paste) back what it says there.
     
  3. DualShock macrumors 6502

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    If you can, try the DVD in another computer.

    If it works there, most likely it's a bad drive. If your Mac Pro is still under warranty, call Apple. If not, you can replace it with any PATA/IDE burner.
     
  4. wesk702 thread starter macrumors 68000

    wesk702

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    OPTIARC DVD RW AD-7170A:

    Firmware Revision: 1.NC
    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, CD-Raw, DVD-DAO
    Media: To show the available burn speeds, insert a disc and choose View > Refresh
     

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