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    hayesnconfuzed
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    FastMac Superdrive burning problems
    I own a 15'' powerbook with a newly installed aftermarket fastmac uj-845s superdrive. The drive will absolutely not burn dvd's any more, no software on my computer will burn anything. I get a hardware error message every time I try to burn. The store where I got the work done still tells me it is a software issue. Can this really be?

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    hayesnconfuzed
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    error code
    Quote Originally Posted by hayesnconfuzed
    I own a 15'' powerbook with a newly installed aftermarket fastmac uj-845s superdrive. The drive will absolutely not burn dvd's any more, no software on my computer will burn anything. I get a hardware error message every time I try to burn. The store where I got the work done still tells me it is a software issue. Can this really be?
    it says

    "sense key=hardware error
    sense code=0x09, 0x09
    Track following error"

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    I would try different media.
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    hi, i have the same superdrive in my mac mini and have been having similar problems. this is not a software issue. the mats-hita (sorry had to do that to get around mat****a) superdrive is defective, either a hardware issue or firmware. there are a few issues with this drive:
    * Burning not possible over speeds of 2x with correct media (drive is rated at 8x)
    * Buffer underun not able to be checked in burn settings
    * 5% success rate when burning at 1x
    * the two errors i have recieved are:
    - buffer underun
    - cannot write medium - incompatible format

    take a look at this site, and also another few forum threads.
    as for trying different media, this will not achieve anything but a waste of money and more coasters.

    http://superdrive.crc.id.au/

    http://www.macsimumnews.com/index.php/archive/6521/

    http://forums.afterdawn.com/thread_view.cfm/278885

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