DVD Drive Communication Error

Discussion in 'iMac' started by DaleMassey, Aug 27, 2008.

  1. DaleMassey macrumors member

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    #1
    Ive just done a quick search and couldnt find any recent topics on this.
    I can use my aluminium iMac to read DVDs and CDs, but when it comes to burnign them, I get communication errors. This didn't used to be the case, and has only sparked up recently.
    I can't burn a disc, even on the slowest setting, and the discs are getting a tiny bit of data wrote on them, so the disc is unusable.
    Ive tried a lens cleaner to no avail.
    The machine is just out of the 1 year warranty because I bought it at launch.

    :/
     
  2. RealaT macrumors regular

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    #2
    is it possible you're using cheap media? maybe try a different brand of disc?
     
  3. DaleMassey thread starter macrumors member

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    #3
    I ran a lens cleaner on loop, then created a new account on my Mac, burnt a DVD with that with the new settings, and then went back to my other account, all works now! :]
     
  4. Schtumple macrumors 601

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    Ahhh good, thanks for the follow up, my mac mini keeps giving me this error when burning discs, it'll happily read discs, but not burn them, I'll get me a lens cleaner tommorow!
     

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