Currently Being ModeratedJan 17, 2012 9:41 PM (in response to meuwzic)
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Have you tried burning at a slower speed?
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Currently Being ModeratedJan 18, 2012 8:10 AM (in response to kostby)
Yes, I have tried at many different speeds. I've tried to burn "less" songs. I've tried both Memorex CD-R, 52X 700MB, 80min-CD's and Sony CD-R Supremas 700MB CD's. The error seems to pop up in the "finishing" stage of the process. Again, I never had a problem burning CD's prior to the time this last fall and again now. Could it be an update problem with iTunes? Can I go backward to the lower version I had before?
Currently Being ModeratedJan 18, 2012 12:32 PM (in response to meuwzic)
Just a shot in the dark, but from reading your post I get the feeling that you burn a lot of CD's ?
so two questions :
has the optical drive been changed or is it the original one ?
would you say you have burned 200 or more cd's on this drive ?
reply and I'll try some more.
Currently Being ModeratedJan 22, 2012 10:49 PM (in response to custom mini)
Thanks so much for trying to help...
Yes this is the original optic eye. No I can't say that I've burned 200 or more CD's. Also, question to you, is the optice eye I use to burn CD's the same as DVD's? I don't have any problem burning DVD's. Does that info help?
Currently Being ModeratedJan 22, 2012 11:09 PM (in response to meuwzic)
An optical drive may read/write CDs, but not DVDs, may r/w DVDs, but not DVD DLs, etc. etc. In order to have a clear opinion about its integrity, take some rw supports and burn, if CDs or DVDs regularly or mostly fail, then the drive is dying. The process may last months, perhaps a year or more, they never die all of a sudden. And, yes, the lasers are different for CDs and DVDs
Currently Being ModeratedFeb 23, 2012 6:15 PM (in response to meuwzic)
I found this fix on an Apple blog dated February 2008. I tried it and can now burn dvd's just fine.
"2 methods to fix this one is reset pram at boot up hold four keys down till you hear 3 chimes command(apple)+option+p+r
If you have pci slots you may need to do this also or instead of above this is to reset nvram at boot up hold command(apple)+option+o+f"
Currently Being ModeratedFeb 24, 2012 9:59 PM (in response to meuwzic)
3 methods to fix this:
The first is to reset pram
at boot up hold four keys down till you hear 3 chimes:
release keys and it will now reboot.
The second is to reset nvram
at boot up hold four keys down:
a black screen will appear
now type: reset-nvram
now type: reset-all
it will now reboot
The third is to open system preferences.
go to international
under languages: drag any of the other languages to the top, then drag english back to the top.
make sure "order for sorted lists" is set to english
make sure "word break" is set to english(united states, computer)
I hope this helps you as it certainly did me. :^)
Currently Being ModeratedApr 29, 2012 4:15 PM (in response to beckledang)
This error popped up for the first time today as well. I adjusted the write speed downward to 12x and it worked just fine after that.
Currently Being ModeratedApr 29, 2012 9:19 PM (in response to Theo Gluck)
Let applications choose its speed according to real data. As a thumb rule, NEVER choose maximum speed in the list, it is NEVER as high as showed. 8x for CDs and 4x for DVDs is best; choosing higher speeds does not mean half burn time (test it, you will see that the difference is unimportant).
Currently Being ModeratedApr 29, 2012 10:02 PM (in response to Cattus Thraex)
Thanks. We'll try your suggestions.
Currently Being ModeratedJun 16, 2012 10:45 AM (in response to meuwzic)
I have found a resolution to this issue that also allows me to write text to the CD.
I use RealPlayer, which writes to the CDs just fine.
Currently Being ModeratedOct 29, 2012 11:08 AM (in response to beckledang)
Hi - what is pram and nvram - this expansive solution ... not sure about how it works ? Is it safe ?
Currently Being ModeratedNov 25, 2012 9:33 AM (in response to meuwzic)
ATTEMPT TO BURN FAILURE!!
I have had CDs kick out because of burn failure-I came upon a solution by accident-
I had tried different CD brands thinking that may be the problem-
What I discovered was the CDs that have worked for me are CD-R MUSIC CDs!!!!!!
All of the CD brands I tried have kicked out of comp failing to burn-so it is not
the brand that makes a difference-on the packaging it shows what can be burned
on the CDs-photos-data-music etc-here is what you have to look for-
CD-R MUSIC "HAS" TO BE PRINTED ON THE CD ITSELF-
they are hard to find but I have found them on SONY-MAXELL+MEMOREX!!!!!!!!
Just bought some Memorex at K-Mart!
"CD-R MUSIC" HAS TO BE PRINTED DIRECTLY ON THE CD!!!!
Currently Being ModeratedNov 25, 2012 1:56 PM (in response to SLCNAC JACK)
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