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eMac - Como Drive Question


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Hi,
Due to lack of replies to my last post, I have streamlined my question!

I have burnt a Mac format image using my PC via TransMac onto a Verbatim DVD+R DL disc. under TransMac this shows the same contents on the physical disc as the image, but when I insert it into my eMac, it just ejects the drive immediately. Does the Combo Drive in my system only read DVD-ROM, hence the DVD+R I am attempting to use will not work?

If this is the case, is there a firmware update I can do to get the DVD+R working, -it is at Rev 2.05- or will I have to get a Super Drive and install that instead (I am aware this may be a bit of a struggle getting into the eMac!).

Please can someone in the know help me out here?!
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Hi,
Due to lack of replies to my last post, I have streamlined my question!

I have burnt a Mac format image using my PC via TransMac onto a Verbatim DVD+R DL disc ... is there a firmware update I can do to get the DVD+R working, -it is at Rev 2.05- or will I have to get a Super Drive and install that instead (I am aware this may be a bit of a struggle getting into the eMac!).
Please can someone in the know help me out here?!
I don't claim to be "in the know", nor do I know if there is a firmware update for your particular brand of optical drive, but I do note that you're using a DVD+R DL and I think the 'DL' (dual layer) part may be the problem. Use your eMac System Profiler > Disk Burning to determine what types of media it will support.

My eMac doesn't have a combo drive, and unfortunately it doesn't tell me if it will read DL dvds. Yours may do so. If it were me, I would buy a Pioneer external firewire optical drive with capacity to handle both +R, -R, and DL disk media.
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If you have a combo drive most likey it your eMac doesn't read DVD+R DL

G4 1.33 GHz, 1.5 GB RAM, 60 GB Hard Disk, Slot-load SuperDrive (DVD-R/CD-RW). Mac OS X 10.5.6
G3 400 MHz, 512 MB RAM, 120 GB Hard Drive, Combo Drive (CD-RW/DVD-ROM), Mac OS X 10.4.10
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