Problem with CD

Discussion in 'macOS' started by FlintAlt2, Mar 23, 2009.

  1. FlintAlt2 macrumors regular

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    Hi,

    Im trying to write an ISO file to a Disc, all good up to here. I have a 800MB Recordable CD and I put it into the Superdrive. Finder asks me what to do with it so I say open with disk utility.

    When I try to burn it says that there isn't enough space on the disc.

    I have tried with 2 brand new discs.

    I go to get info and finder tells me I have 8KB capacity on it:

    Please help!
     

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  2. Tallest Skil macrumors P6

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    Could be the capacity. I've never even heard of an 800MB CD, and neither has Wikipedia, apparently.

    Remember the 650MB days? Ahh...:p

    Oh, and true floppies? 5.25" floppies...

    Yep, that's it. OS X can't burn them.

    This search pulled up some threads on it. You need the software called "Burn".
     
  3. JavaWizKid macrumors 6502a

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    Is the CD definitely empty, use disk utility to wipe it. Also does the iso take up more space than the cd has?
     
  4. FlintAlt2 thread starter macrumors regular

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    Disk Utility won't actually allow me to erase it as it says "This disc cannot be erased in this drive."

    :( I hate physical media so bad.
     

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  5. JavaWizKid macrumors 6502a

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    Must be a faulty cd? Have you tried another one?
     
  6. FlintAlt2 thread starter macrumors regular

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  7. JavaWizKid macrumors 6502a

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    Maybe your cd drive is faulty? I'm not really a hardware expert, someone here will be able to tell you how to diagnose for any problems.
     
  8. Tallest Skil macrumors P6

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    It isn't the CD and it isn't the drive. I answered this in my post further up.
     
  9. JavaWizKid macrumors 6502a

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    But the burner could be broken but it might read cds? As for it displaying 8KB, I'm clueless now sorry. Maybe shine it in light to see if there is any dark patches to see if it has been written on before? Is it a cd-rw?
     
  10. RoninXI macrumors regular

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    Ok that just made me feel old :p

    I have used Burn.app before Download here, it was actually quite good for normal burning.
     

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