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Old March 9th, 2004, 06:54 PM   #1
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DVD-R's unreadable

My G4 wont recognise blank DVD-R's and just spits them out after trying to read them for about a minute. It even happens with the Apple DVD-R's they supplied when I bought it. Can anyone offer any solutions as I dont wanna have to put it in to Apple again because of the downtime, my superdrive's already packed it in once before.
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Old March 10th, 2004, 05:07 AM   #2
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Tim,

What authoring software are you using?

does it work in any other DVD recorder?

Are there any scratches/ marks on the disk?

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Old March 10th, 2004, 06:53 PM   #3
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I cant even get as far as my authoring program with the disc. I put the blank unscratched brand new out of the pack DVD-R into the drive, wait for about a minute and then it gets spat back out saying the disc is unreadable. It handles CD-R's and Audio CD's fine and also finalised DVDs play. It just struggles with blank DVD-R's and i dont know why....?
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Old March 11th, 2004, 04:31 AM   #4
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Hi Tim,

A part from the drive being dead I have no other suggestions. Have you tried the blank DVD in another DVD burner?

I believe Apples use the pioneer burners for DVD authoring, they tend to be pretty good at detecting DVDr's. Are you sure you have a DVD burner in your G4?

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Old March 11th, 2004, 06:24 AM   #5
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Which superDrive do you have Tim?
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Old March 12th, 2004, 07:00 AM   #6
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This is a "worth a try" suggestion, not a solution from experience, but if you haven't used a brush-type DVD cleaner in your drive it might help. It is a disk with some brush bristles strategically located to dust off the laser. A useful thing to have for your DVD deck(s) as well.

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