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  1. #1

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    Feb 26, 2010
    MBP 2008 spitting out blank DVDs
    so about a month ago I was using iDVD to burn movies and it kept spitting out the blank ones i put in. i kept trying and was able to burn 1 movie. my computer doesn't even recognize the DVD when i put it in outside of iDVD. it'll make a sound then put spit it out within like 10 seconds. ive tried updating the firmware, but it says i dont need it. blank cds are fine, my MBP can see those
    i am an animator so i would like my movies to be on disks

    any help is appreciated!


    Firmware Revision: AP12
    Interconnect: ATAPI
    Burn Support: Yes (Apple Shipping Drive)
    Cache: 2048 KB
    Reads DVD: Yes
    CD-Write: -R, -RW
    DVD-Write: -R, -R DL, -RW, +R, +R DL, +RW
    Write Strategies: CD-TAO, CD-SAO, CD-Raw, DVD-DAO
    Media: To show the available burn speeds, insert a disc and choose View > Refresh

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    Member Since
    Jan 19, 2008
    houston texas
    09 MBP 8GB ram 500GB HD OS 10.9 32B iPad 4 32GB iPhone 5 iOs7 2TB TC Apple TV3
    Have you tried a different brand I have had no problems on 3 different Mac's using TDK.

  3. #3

    Member Since
    Feb 26, 2010
    Quote Originally Posted by osxx View Post
    Have you tried a different brand I have had no problems on 3 different Mac's using TDK.
    not yet, but it has worked with my memorex DVDs hundreds of times since ive had it

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    Member Since
    Jan 23, 2008
    Keller, Texas
    2017 27" iMac, 10.5" iPad Pro, iPhone 6s+, iPhone 7+, Numerous iPods, High Sierra
    Go to your local Office Depot, Staples, etc. and buy a can of compressed air and use it to blow out the inside of the drive. See if that helps. If it doesn't you may be looking at replacing the drive. Your machine is going on three years old and the optical drives used in the MacBook and MacBook Pro are prone to failure. Yours is probably on the way out.

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