DVD+R Not Burning?

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by ipedro, Jan 13, 2009.

  1. ipedro macrumors 68040


    Nov 30, 2004
    Toronto, ON
    I've been having an issue with burning DVDs on my first generation Mackbook Pro. I get the message that "the laser couldn't be calibrated for this type of media".

    I thought the problem might be in the media so I bought a different brand and still had the issue. Then I got another brand and still had the issue. I went from Imation to Verbatim to Sony.

    Then I realized they were all DVD+R. I tried DVD-R and it worked.

    Weren't Mac's supposed to burn DVD+R since the G4 Powerbooks came out?

    EDIT: I recall being able to burn DVD+R's but it's been hit and miss (10 coasters for each successful burn).
  2. vkt macrumors newbie

    Oct 17, 2008
    Portland, OR
    My early 2007 2.33ghz 17" Macbook Pro can't burn DVD+R either. :mad:
  3. MBHockey macrumors 68040


    Oct 4, 2003
    New York
    My SuperDrive was giving me that error (with +R) and wouldn't even recognize blank DVD-r media so I took it in (today actually) and they're sending it out to get replaced.

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