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    Digger's Avatar
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    Oct 15, 2006
    Tampa, Florida
    Could the Superdrive be the culprit with my burning problems?
    my Imac is a couple of months old, and I've been burning DVD's with no problems with your help. lately, I can't get anything to burn. I have Toast 8, Visual Hub, Burn, and DVDonetoone. all programs will encode, but poop out ten seconds into the burn. every log I check is like this:

    1991935 extents written (3890 MB)
    MESSAGE:preparing data for burn
    MESSAGE:Opening session
    MESSAGE:Opening track
    MESSAGE:Writing track
    MESSAGE:Closing session
    MESSAGE:Finishing burn
    MESSAGE:Burn failed
    MESSAGE:The burn failed because of a medium write error.

    I've tried various brands ov DVD-R's, +R's with no luck. even the brands I was using with success end up just being coasters. the coasters I do burn are recognized as blank DVD-R's by the iMac on insertion, but then I'm told by OS X it can't recognize the DVD.

    any thoughts short of taking it in to Apple or buying an external burner to try?

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    xstep's Avatar
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    Jun 25, 2005
    On the road
    2011 MBP, i7, 16GB RAM, MBP 2.16Ghz Core Duo, 2GB ram, Dual 867Mhz MDD, 1.75GB ram, ATI 9800 Pro vid
    If it isn't too challenging, I'd open the case and make sure the cabling is firmly connected. I don't really know what is involved to do that though.

    Also, I wonder if the system disk that came your system can test the drive. Give hardware tests a try.

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