Thread: Doesn't recognize CDRW Disks
02-27-2004, 12:51 AM #1nateyGuestDoesn't recognize CDRW Disks
Hi, I'm New. yeah, Yeah, I switched on Friday.
Anyway, my mac has been working so far, except I can't get this CDRW thing to work.
I bought some new CDRW because I thought that I'd be a good idea; So I can transfer text files, etc, from my PC, and just for plain saving things. I put the new disk (Memorex CDRW) into my drive. I wait. Nothing.
I have a superdrive, I double checked, and it should read these disks, right? I went into the disk utility thing, it wont let me do anything to the disk. I don't even know if it's recognizing the disk.
So, what do I do? How does this CDRW thingy work.
I also tried networking my PC and Mac, but it didn't work. Probably because I didn't know what I was doing. LOL.
DVD's work. So does my lyra (RCA). Ok, ok, I don't have iTunes -- I have Lyra Tunes. Hey, I got what I got.
My wireless connection works. I'm using the Dlink Air Extream base. It's not the airport base, but then again, it's about $250 cheaper, and most importantly, it works (and it's the same speed rating: 800.11g, or what ever it's called.) If you deside to use a non-apple wireless router, be aware that not all are 100% compatable with mac, I saw one brand that wasn't. Look at the box.
As for my CDRWs, the box said nothing about being compatable with anything. It just said it works in CDRW drives -- except mine, of course.
I was, however, able to use the earse function in the disk utility program, except it didn't seem to do much. I can't change the name of the drive, nor could I reformat it. I tried it in toast -- toast doesn't even see the disk!
Anyway...I'm rambling now. But if anyone can give me some tips, that'll be helpful. I was expecting, honestly, the disk to just show up on my desktop (like the Lyra MP3-player and DVD does).
Powermac G4 @ 1 Ghz x 15" with Panther (updated), 768 Ram, Combodrive, Airport and bluetooth cards inside. I got it Friday, new. Expencive little thing. I think I've spent $3500 Canadian on this computer so far...
Oh I have MS Word on here too -- just to be sure, word flies on the Mac can be used on the PC, right? And vice versa? I'd need to know, so I can crossplatform (be compatable) with others.
PS I know I can use a CDR -- er, I think anyway, I haven't tried it yet. I think it'd be waste to use so many CDRs...I'm usually saving/backing up text files. Some pictures, things like that. The small and simple things in life.
02-27-2004, 05:57 AM #2
combo drive has some problens recognizing memorex discs.
i had the same problem with combo. you can hear disc spin but it wont mount on desktop
02-27-2004, 07:46 PM #3nateyGuestOriginally Posted by MAC-simus
I've already taken these disks out of the package, so I can't return them; It'd be nice if anyone knew how to mount the disk manually.
02-28-2004, 02:33 AM #4TylerMoneyGuest
umm....it should work...call apple......I actually have yet to try memmorex discs on my mac....but they're good discs...so I dont' see why they wouldn't work....
02-29-2004, 12:28 PM #5
memorex discs have problems with combodrive. i do not know the solution. superdrive can read and write without any problems on them but combo cant.
try discs from platinum, or sdk, sony, they worked fine with combo
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