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What am I doing wrong? Trying to burn data to disc.

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linda2009 Level 1 Level 1 (35 points)
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Mar 19, 2012 4:47 PM

I have a Mac Mini with SL 10.6.8 with a Super-drive (System profiler shows it to be:

HL-DT-ST DVDRW  GA32N:

 

  Firmware Revision:          KC12

  Interconnect:          ATAPI

  Burn Support:          Yes (Apple Shipping Drive)

  Cache:          1024 KB

  Reads DVD:          Yes

  CD-Write:          -R, -RW

  DVD-Write:          -R, -R DL, -RW, +R, +R DL, +RW

  Write Strategies:          CD-TAO, CD-SAO, CD-Raw, DVD-DAO

  Media:          To show the available burn speeds, insert a disc and choose View > Refresh

 

 

I have a folder on my desktop with various files in it, mostly documents, some clipart and some fonts - stuff like that.  All of it under 600mb, able to fit on a 700mb disk.

 

So I choose to burn this folder to a cd-r 52x, 700mb.  I right click and say burn AEFONTS to disc....  insert blank CD, it goes throught the whole process and burns it and verifies it.  It shows up on the desktop, I open it and see the files there.  All looks okay.  So I eject the disk.  I delete the folder I copied.  Then I re-insert the newly burned disk and a dialog box pops up and says that the disk is BLANK??

 

So I eject the disk, insert it in my MacBook with SL 10.6.8 with a Super-drive (System profiler shows it to be:

OPTIARC DVD RW AD-5970H:

 

  Firmware Revision:          3AP9

  Interconnect:          ATAPI

  Burn Support:          Yes (Apple Shipping Drive)

  Cache:          2048 KB

  Reads DVD:          Yes

  CD-Write:          -R, -RW

  DVD-Write:          -R, -R DL, -RW, +R, +R DL, +RW

  Write Strategies:          CD-TAO, CD-SAO, CD-Raw, DVD-DAO

  Media:          To show the available burn speeds, insert a disc and choose View > Refresh

 

The MacBook shows the files on the CD!!  All of them are there.  It does not tell me that the disk is blank.

 

So, what am I doing wrong??  I test all kinds of CD's and DVD's in the MacMini and they all read okay.  I don't know what I've done wrong - 2X now.  I don't want to keep burning CD's to figure it out.

 

Does anyone have a clue as to what's going on??

Thanks - any help appreciated!!

mac mini, Mac OS X (10.6.8), 2.66 GHz, 8 GB, 500 GB
  • BDAqua Level 10 Level 10 (114,845 points)

    Great work, thanks for the tip!

  • petermac87 Level 5 Level 5 (4,065 points)
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    Mar 19, 2012 10:30 PM (in response to linda2009)

    linda2009 wrote:

     

     

     

    Okay, so something I'm loading is interfering.  My first guess was a nifty little program called TOTAL FINDER.  Now this little program is really nice, let's me have tabbed finder windows copying stuff from one tab to the other and not too expensive either.

     

     

    Yep, another case of a Third Party program interfering with the running of the OSX. Very common. Unfortunately the poor old Apple developers cop the blame for all these issues, despite constant reminders about the issues that can be caused by installing certain Third Parties.

     

    Glad you are back up and running

     

    Pete

  • fairflow Calculating status...
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    Nov 16, 2012 12:43 PM (in response to linda2009)

    I found that relaunching the Finder (by right-clicking on the (Total)Finder icon while holding  down the option key and selecting Relaunch) sorted out that particular problem: no need to remove TotalFinder from startup items or to uninstall it. 

     

    I've now got another problem (maybe dust on my dvd drive) but it isn't related...trying (a) a disk cleaner and if that fails (b) compressed air.

  • fairflow Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Hey Linda,

     

    I think that's what happening to me.  In the middle of every dvd burn, the drive "loses data connection" with my macbook which sounds ominous :-((  I've burned through 1/2 my dvd's and think the next step is to get hold of an external drive and test on that. Ah well.  I guess it was worth a try; funny thing is that cd burning isn't a problem.

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