help! dvd dual layer not burning!

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by scarfication, Sep 17, 2009.

  1. scarfication macrumors newbie

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    Sep 24, 2008
    #1
    hi!

    im having a having a macbook from february 2008 (the white one 2,4 ghz blablabla.. doesn't really matter :)

    because of malfunction of my dvd drive.. i had it replaced (waranty) 9 months ago.

    now i thing it's broken again when i try to burn a dual layer verbatim disc..i get this error:

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    tried it with toast and disk utility.. same result.
    dvd's and cd's play fine. just burned an 80 min cd as well :S

    dvd drive:

    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:
    Type: DVD+R DL
    ID: MKM 003
    Blank: Yes
    Erasable: No
    Overwritable: Yes
    Appendable: Yes
    Write Speeds: 2.4x, 4x



    maybe the lense is dirty but i rarely use the dvd drive.. will clean it tomorrow..but i don't think it will resolve my problem

    anyone has a clue?

    thnx alot!

    scarfication

    ps: couldn't find posts that could answer my question completely

    ps2: if it's broken anyone has a tip wich dvd drive is the best to replace?
     
  2. walker333 macrumors newbie

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    Sep 18, 2009
    #2
    I had the same problem with my macbook (late 2008) and its matshita drive. I did some serach in Google and I found that this is a common problem with matshita drives. It seems to me that there is a general problem with these drives. I also found that some macbooks have hitachi LG drives installed and I didn't read any problems regarding those. So I ordered one and replaced the matshita drive. Now everything works perfect.
     
  3. scarfication thread starter macrumors newbie

    Joined:
    Sep 24, 2008
    #3
    why?

    why is apple selling macbooks with such horrible quality dvd players.
    even so.. they put a broken drive back in my waranty period!
    but now aftwer 3 moths i can't do anything..
    to replace a laptop dvd drive is more expensive then a external one :(

    wtf!
     

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