I was wondering if anybody could see this problem?

Discussion in 'MacBook' started by espman93, Oct 13, 2010.

  1. espman93 macrumors newbie

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    Ok,I have a macbook os x version 10.5.8
    Processor 2.4 ghz intel core 2 duo
    Memory 2GB. 1067 MHz DDR3
    I was using itunes for ages now lol.:mad:
    But i ran across a problem that is stalling me,i was trying to burn a Audio C.D.
    And it said: "The attempt to burn a disc failed.The burn Failed because of a medium write error."
    I put it on Maximum possible,24x and then i just tried 4x and it worked.
    But i do not like this at all!
    Does anyone know a solution for this i tried using Mac's burn program and STILL had the same problem rather frustrating.
    Anyone know how to fix this problem thanks.​
     
  2. iLog.Genius macrumors 601

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    1. It could be that the SuperDrive has dust
    OR
    2. SuperDrive is failing.

    Try using compressed air and see if that helps (most likely will) if not, you're probably looking at burning at lower speeds or replacing the SuperDrive.
     
  3. espman93 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    What if i used a disk cleansing disc?
     
  4. pastrychef macrumors 601

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    It can be a number of things...
    It could be a subpar optical drive, a dying optical drive, or subpar media.
    Have you tried using a different brand of CD-R?
    How many discs have you burnt with your optical drive?
    What software are you using to burn?
    Have you tried using differnet software to burn?​
     
  5. espman93 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    I use,memorex 80 min. 52X 700 MGB.
    Lost count of how many but not that much,thats all i have is memorex and im using itunes BUT burn did the same thing.
     
  6. espman93 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    What if i used a disk cleaning like maybe a dust problem??
     
  7. pastrychef macrumors 601

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    I've had optical drives die on me after burning about 200 or so discs. It started off with random errors such as yours and the frequency of the errors would increase to the point where the drive wouldn't burn any discs anymore.

    I've also had media that was so bad I would get up to 50% failure rates. I don't burn many discs anymore, but, when I do, I try to stick to good brands (i.e. Verbatims, TDKs, Taiyo Yudens). My experiences with Memorex discs have been middling, at best.

    I've never tried using those cleaner discs, so I can't comment on them.
     

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