I've been experiencing issues with my (early 2006) iMac not being able to finish burning a disc (Error Code 0x8002006E), as well as spitting out any blank dvd media I throw at it. The strange thing is, I have not changed media types... I've been using these same discs for over a year (I don't burn a whole lot of stuff) and have yet to encounter a problem. I realized today that I have literally 2 days left on my Applecare coverage, so I took it down to the Genius Bar to see if they could figure anything out. The guy booted from their diagnostic external HD, and was able to burn 3 cds and get the computer to recognize a blank dvd with no issue. So I take it home and figure a total wipe and clean install should do the trick, but I'm sitting here now after doing so and am still not able to burn a single cd or read a dvd.... any thoughts on what this could be? And as far as the media goes, I can stick the same disc in my MBP or Mini and they read and write to them just fine.... so I don't think I've suddenly come across a bad run of discs.