MBP wil not burn DVDs

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by leekohler, Jul 14, 2009.

  1. leekohler macrumors G5

    leekohler

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    Hey guys- my friend's MBP will not burn DVDs, but will burn CDs. It reads DVDs just fine as well. Is the drive dying? Or is it something else? Here's the message we get when trying to burn DVD media:
     

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  2. BittenApple macrumors 6502a

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    Most likely bad medium or worse a bad drive.

    I had the luck of coming by the latter. Try another disc or send it in for repair...
     
  3. leekohler thread starter macrumors G5

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    We tried several discs. is it possible the whole DVD spindle is bad?
     
  4. isaaclimdc macrumors 6502

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    Oh dear that looks bad. Get it to the Apple store pronto!
     
  5. upinflames900 macrumors 6502a

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  6. leekohler thread starter macrumors G5

    leekohler

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    We just tried the DVD in my MB and it worked fine. Bad drive?
     
  7. r.j.s Moderator emeritus

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    Lee, I've noticed the first thing to go when a drive is going bad is the ability to burn DVDs. Take it in.
     
  8. leekohler thread starter macrumors G5

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    Yeah- that's what I thought. Thanks. We tried! :)
     
  9. leekohler thread starter macrumors G5

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  10. CalMin macrumors 6502a

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    Looks like a bad drive. If it's under warranty, take it in - they'll fix it.
     
  11. leekohler thread starter macrumors G5

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    I'm good enough with things to fix it for him. Applecare is a ripoff. I've done this before. No big deal. I had just never seen that message before. ;)
     

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