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Have you tried burning at a slower speed?
There are 9 pages of questions and responses in a long-standing similar thread here:
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?
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
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"
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. :^)
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!!!!