SuperDrive will not burn dvds

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by iloaders, Feb 25, 2010.

  1. iloaders macrumors newbie

    Feb 12, 2009
    I have a G5 PowerMac and it has a SuperDrive. I can still watch DVDs but I cannot burn them. When I put in a blank it just spits them out.

    I don't know if this has anything to do with it but my iDVD is not compatable with the version of OSX I am running.

    I can't even burn music onto a DVD from itunes. CDs work fine though.:confused:
  2. spinnerlys Guest


    Sep 7, 2008
    forlod bygningen
    Have you taken a look at System Profiler?

    What Mac OS X and iDVD version do you have (you mentioned it but were not clear)?
  3. polotska macrumors 6502

    Sep 23, 2007
    It's probably just a failed optical drive. It's not at all uncommon for failed/failing drives to lose on type of functionality (e.g. DVD burning capabilities) but not another (DVD reading capabilities). Luckily they aren't very expensive.
  4. iloaders thread starter macrumors newbie

    Feb 12, 2009
    This is what it says and I downloaded dragon burn and it read my disc once and then it would not do it again.

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  5. GadgetgirlG5 macrumors newbie


    Mar 17, 2010
    Can I burn DVD DL disc on my G5?

    Hardware Overview:

    Machine Name: Power Mac G5
    Machine Model: PowerMac7,3
    CPU Type: PowerPC G5 (3.0)
    Number Of CPUs: 2
    CPU Speed: 2 GHz
    L2 Cache (per CPU): 512 KB
    Memory: 3 GB
    Bus Speed: 1 GHz
    Boot ROM Version: 5.2.4f1
    Serial Number: G85198ZBRU2

    Firmware Revision: KAS7
    Interconnect: ATAPI
    Burn Support: Yes (Apple Shipped/Supported)
    Cache: 2048 KB
    Reads DVD: Yes
    CD-Write: -R, -RW
    DVD-Write: -R, -RW, +R, +RW, +R DL
    Burn Underrun Protection CD: Yes
    Burn Underrun Protection DVD: Yes
    Write Strategies: CD-TAO, CD-SAO, CD-Raw, DVD-DAO
    Media: No

    Want to know if I can burn to DVD Double Layer Discs with my computer's superdrive?
  6. spinnerlys Guest


    Sep 7, 2008
    forlod bygningen

    It seems so.
  7. oneeach macrumors member

    Feb 12, 2010
    The last entry (+R DL) says that you can write to +R Dual Layer disks.

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