SuperDrive will not burn dvds

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

  1. iloaders macrumors newbie

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    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

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    Have you taken a look at System Profiler?
    [​IMG]

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

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    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

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    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

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    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

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    It seems so.
     
  7. oneeach macrumors member

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

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