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I get "error code 0x80020022" when I try to write to disc.

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krbusby Level 1 Level 1 (20 points)
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Jan 15, 2010 2:41 PM
"The disk can't be burned because communication between the computer and the disc drive failed (error code 0x80020022)."

This just started. I can't burn to any disc.
I reset my computer every way I know how.
I did disc repair by booting from my restore disc. etc.
I'm using good quality discs that I've used many times before.
I can still watch DVDs and listen to CDs.

Any help please.
MacBook White 2.1GHz Duo, Mac OS X (10.6.2), 1G Ram
  • ShakuZen Level 3 Level 3 (790 points)
    Try a new disc and lower the BURN SPEED to 8x from 24x. I had the same issues, many discs ruined and just now made three copies by simply lowering the burn speed.

    Let us know if this solved the issue.

    iMac 24" 2.4GHz Intel Core 2 Duo, iBook 12" G4, Time Capsule 1TB, AX 802.11n,,, Mac OS X (10.6.2), iPods 160GB/80GB, iPhone 3GS, Etymotic ER•4P, Nikon cameras/glass
  • bkester Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    i have the same problem on a new macbook pro at the lowest writing speed...
    MacBook Pro 15", Mac OS X (10.6.3)
  • kostby Level 4 Level 4 (2,290 points)
    Try another disc. If it still fails, try another brand of disc. Searching discussions for the error code reveals that the vast majority of errors are solved by using a different (often name brand) media.
    MacBook 2,1 (mid '07) 2.16Ghz/2Gb/320Gb, Mac OS X (10.5.8), Is 'manmade global warming' offensive to feminists?
  • Natahl Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    Three different brands of high quality CDR tried - to no avail. Same error code all the time. The weird thing is, the drive just burned a music CD with no problems from within iTunes, so it sounds more like a software issue than a hardware issue.

    Perhaps this is an ongoing bug with OSX Leopard, Snow or otherwise, because I don't recall this popping up on the forums previously, and certainly, I never had any issues before I upgraded to Snow Leopard last year.

    Doesn't make sense that a drive will work seamlessly in iTunes but not in Finder. It's got to be software.
    MacBook 2GHz Intel Core 2 Duo / iPhone 3GS, Mac OS X (10.6.4)
  • scottwatac Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    I have had this problem for about a year now. I have found no solution to this problem either. My drive will burn CDs and play DVDs and CDs but gives me the same error code 0x80020022 every time I attempt to burn any type of DVD. Never had the problem till I upgraded to 10.6.
    Macbook 2008, Mac OS X (10.6.4), 4 GB RAM, 2.4 Mhz Processor
  • Emaba Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    I've the same problem of scottwatac.
    Any solution?
    MacBook Pro, Mac OS X (10.6.4)
  • Soundman5 Level 1 Level 1 (30 points)
    I have been trying for some time now, and cannot burn ANYTHING to a DVD. The error I'm getting is:

    The disc can’t be burned because because communication between the computer and the disc drive failed (error code 0x80020022).

    I've had to replace two drives already, and all my systems have had nothing but problems with apple's "super" drives.

    Anyone know what's going on here? I feel like demanding a new laptop, but it appears that even the new systems are having problems.

    I miss the old days, when "everything Apple" was "Everything flawless."

    15.4" Mac Book Pro C2D late 2008, 24" iMac., Mac OS X (10.6.1)
  • Hans Joseph Level 1 Level 1 (5 points)
    I've been getting that issue too. After wasting a few discs, I reduced the amount of data I was trying to burn. Its seems to have done the trick.
    I know its not the perfect solution, but its something
    Macbook, Mac OS X (10.6.4)
  • TomLehane Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    Was there ever an official fix to this issue? I can burn CDs without issue - but DVD's (regardless of data amount / DVD brand) fail with error 0x80020022

    MacBook Pro, Mac OS X (10.6.4)
  • Philaneous Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    Same error when trying to burn a DVD-DL. Please release an update. I need to burn DVD's
    MacBook Pro 5,4, Mac OS X (10.6.4)
  • Joel Kanning Level 1 Level 1 (40 points)
    Yes, Apple needs to address this, pronto. This is extremely annoying behavior. I need to burn data DVD's dammit. Shame on you, Apple!
    17" MBP 2.4GHz C2D/4 GB RAM - Holy Cr@p!, Mac OS X (10.6.4)
  • aabbll Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    I have had the same problem for a week - weirdly, right after I dowloaded and installed the whole list of udates.

    So I bought the best DVDs money could buy at the nearest Circuit City, I fixed the authorizations and it still gives me 0x80020022.

    Plus, now, when I try to burn DVDs, it only gives me one speed, so even if I wanted to set the burn speed at its lowest...

    Googling this issue brought up forum threads from 2006, so this is not a new problem.

    This post, basically, is to say this: very expensive DVDs from major brands AND fixing the authorizations do not always help. Thank you. Please... someone fix this ?
    iMac, Mac OS X (10.6.4)
  • macvac Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    If you are having these problems with writing discs you could be using the wrong software I currently use Toast to do all burning of discs. Apple burning software will not work. Have never had any problems with Toast. I have 2 macbooks 1 macbook pro 1 Imac G5 and 2 other macs use the same for all no problems
    macbook, Mac OS X (10.6.5)
  • Keith Walsh Level 1 Level 1 (15 points)
    I just discovered this same problem on my new iMac. Tried burning through the finder and with Toast. Does not work in either case.
    MacBook Pro 15", iMac G5 17", iMac 27",
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