Mac Burning DVD

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by JavaWizKid, Feb 27, 2010.

  1. JavaWizKid macrumors 6502a

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    What is the best brand of DVD to use with a MacBook Pro Early 08 because mine is struggling with any media I test it with. It eventually burns after trying multiple times with many of them failing with a write error. Is it the medium or a problem with my drive? I had this issue before and Apple changed it, the problem still exists. Is it dirty or something?

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  2. TEG macrumors 604

    TEG

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    It sounds like it could be dirty or bad. Contact Apple and get them to diagnose it.

    TEG
     
  3. dolphin842 macrumors 65816

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    If the problem is easily reproducible, I'd second the suggestion to bring it to an Apple Store or service provider.

    At the same time, there is a real difference in the reliability of different media brands. Some cheap no-name discs I bought from an office supply store ended up having a 50% success rate. The Verbatim discs I had were a noticeable improvement. The most reliable DVD-R brand I've come across is Taiyo Yuden, which seems to have an unrivaled reputation for quality. I'm currently using them with a 100% success rate so far. You can get them from newegg, rima.com, and elsewhere. It might be worth getting a small pack to test... if your drive has problems with them, then there's a good chance something's up with the drive itself.
     
  4. dfusion- macrumors member

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    the problem doesnt lay with the DVD's but with your macbook...go to a applestore and ask them for help :)
     

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