help! dvd dual layer not burning!

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

  1. scarfication macrumors newbie

    Sep 24, 2008

    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:


    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:


    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
    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!


    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

    Sep 18, 2009
    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

    Sep 24, 2008

    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 :(


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