DVD+R DL failed to burn, disc not recognized by computer.

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  1. reginayeo96 macrumors newbie

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    I tried to burn something on my DVD+R DL, but there was an error and it said "The attempt to burn a disc failed. The device failed to respond properly. Unable to recover or retry." I tried to erase the disk, but Disk Utility says that there are "No devices available for erasing." Before, disk didn't come up as anything, but now it is "disk2s3" and it is unreadable by the computer, but still shows up. It's making me confused, because on top of that, SimplyBurns also says that the disk usage is 7.24GB of 7.23GB. Please help me! :(
     
  2. heisenberg123 macrumors 603

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    im assuming your tried more than 1 disk?
     
  3. Salukipilot4590 macrumors 6502

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    Not sure exactly what happened but have you tried another disc?

    Some of those DLs can be a bit sketchy.
     
  4. reginayeo96 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    I tried one and it seemed weird, so I now have two disks that are basically useless TT.TT
     
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  6. reginayeo96 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    I'm new to burning, so I have no idea how to do that. Sorry for causing anyone inconvenience.
     
  7. Sam2lucky13 macrumors 6502

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    no prob...whatever program you are using before you start the burn, look under preferences for the burn speed.

    it is there some where. back it off to just say 2x or 4x to see if you can complete a full burn.

    a lot of applications come with maximum set as the default and your writer cant keep up with that.
     
  8. nateo200 macrumors 68030

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    I had the same issue almost exclusively with dual layer DVD's... I made a thread about it I'll link you to it in a second. One thing I noticed though is it would fail to "verify" the disc 50% in but it could still read it.

    http://forums.macrumors.com/showthread.php?t=1224961&highlight= Read that thread I made some good advice and input. Also yeah backing off the burn speed can help...
     
  9. reginayeo96 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Actually, I think the main thing I want to do right now is just to revert the discs so I can use them again. Then, I'll try the speed thing. BTW I found it :D
     
  10. heisenberg123 macrumors 603

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    im pretty sure only RW disks can be erased to start over
     
  11. reginayeo96 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    What?!:eek: TT.TT It's expensive... My mom's gonna kill me.
     
  12. heisenberg123 macrumors 603

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    are you sure you dont have RW disks?

    a normal DL R disk is only about $1.50
     
  13. reginayeo96 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Well I'm in India where it's almost impossible to get anything so we got them online. Sigh.
     
  14. heisenberg123 macrumors 603

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    look on ebay you will find many sellers that ship worldwide selling 50pk spindles for less than $50
     
  15. reginayeo96 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Well, I already have the 10 we ordered. I just want to know how I can get the two I killed back. I would appreciate any help because I can't find anything on google.
     
  16. heisenberg123 macrumors 603

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    my friend you cant get them back, that the difference between DVD-R and DVD-RW, RW's you can earse, R's once the burn process starts if it messes up the disk is ruined
     
  17. reginayeo96 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Nooooooooo!!!!!!! :( Oh well. Hey any tips for the mile run? I REALLY suck at running and it's coming up like next week.
     
  18. Sam2lucky13, Oct 11, 2011
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    how soon did you get the error?

    I d be willing to bet you can put that disk right back in now and start burning on it.
     
  19. reginayeo96 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Noo... It says there isn't enough space... :( I totally killed it.
     

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