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I've been reading all the problems everyone's having with their Pioneer CD DVD burners and mine's another voice to add to this frustrating mix. Sounds like Apple's got a big problem, much like their earlier problem with the Zip drives in earlier G-3s and 4's. They were just junk! I've had my flat screen G-4 iMac for about 3 1/2 years, really like it, but now I've discovered it only wants to read a couple of the DVD-R's that I burned! It reads the old CDs just fine. Thought I was smart in putting more info on the DVD's but now I'm having to put them (DVDs) in my old G-4 (which can mount them) and transferring info to the firewire drive to re-burn on CD's. Also no longer have the option to name the DVD (CD's I don't know?) It just arbitrarily names them UNTITLED! Sounds like the only option is an external CD burner or hope my old G-4 doesn't die! - oh fine!!!!
As mentioned before, I've had the same trouble with the DVD drive not mounting - I had someone tell me to try getting a good lense and disc cleaning system and working both CD/DVDs and drive over with it... I used Philips "4 in 1 Complete Cleaning System" - I had 4 data DVDs, only 2 of which would mount on the iMac. I cleaned them and the drive and voila - they mounted! Also a couple of files that showed errors were "fixed" & fully readable as well. Don't know if it'll work for anyone else, but it's a cheap fix IF it works, and it's just a good idea to keep these items clean for longer work life anyway... Good luck!
flat screen G-4 iMac Mac OS X (10.3.9)
I have 3 of these machines running. I can read blank DVD's commercial DVD's but not DVD's burned on a MAC. I can burn a DVD but it will not mouunt after ejected. They will mount on my other 2 machines. I cannot read any DVD's burned by my other 2 machines but they read DVD's burned from this machine fine. Sounds like software to me. Haven't been able to fix. Short of reinstalling the system or replacing the drive I've tried everything. This makes no sense.
I had the same problem pop up about a month ago. At first I thought is was the drive iteself. But I replaced the original SuperDrive with a new Pioneer DVR-111D, and it did the same thing!
I tracked it down in the MacUser forums to, of all things, an extension conflict with the software that comes with Lexar Jumpdrives. (I got a new Lexar JumpDrive for Father's Day, and installed the software.)
Trash the Lexar software, remove the extension in the System folder, reboot and you should be back in business. It worked for me, anyway.
According to others, Lexar knows of the problem, and is working on a fix.
G5 Dual 2.0 Ghz Mac OS X (10.4.6)
I've read this entire thread. It goes back a ways! I add my condition to the list. A G5 with a Pioneer DVR 106D. Interestingly, mine also doesn't mount either DVD-R's recorded on this G5 nor does it mount DVD ROMs recorded on this G5 recorded much earlier under OS X 10.3. I now run OSX 10.4 and the Final Cut Studio Bundle and have done all of the apple upgrades to OS, QT, FCP, and anything else apple has provided upgrades for. As far as I know, the dvd player began to ignore discs after the upgrades in OS and FCP in mid may. I reinstalled OS X 10.4 on a separate FW drive and booted into it to see if the drive would mount disc burned on the G 5. No luck. The drive does mount glass mastered discs I've produced with DVD SP 3. It also mounts commercial disc. And there is one DVD-R I recorded on June 1, 2006 that will mount. This disc was authored using DVDSP 4.03. So, I've got conflicting indications as far as I can tell. From what I've read on this list, it appears that the solution is replacement of the drive and wonder why Apple hasn't issued some kind of alert to the problem.
I've just replaced the 106d drive in my early daul 1.8 G5 with a pioneer 111 and now everything is working again. I've had all the problems mentioned here and they were getting worse and worse.
It cost about £45 in the UK and was an easy job although the tray fouled the case when opening.
I know its not the answer, but it is a pretty good solution and at least I can read all my work that was backed on DVD.
Latest UPDATE on my DVD problem, I think it was an OS problem... or Apple did a firmware update, My Os is now 10.4.7 and now the DVD+R Mount even the old one i have... hold on i will check again... YUP! They mount...
So I can't tell you WHAT happened but now everything is fine...
My only worry is for how long will my new MAC PowerPC G5 will have software for it... with the whole line of apple being intel now...
Any one got clues... and naturaly apple will be tight lip about this...
I agree. Ever since updating to 10.4.7 i have not had any problems. I think Apple saw all of the posts on this forum and rather than acknowledging the problem, quietly fixed it. Or they got really, really lucky and just fixed it by accident with some other update.
Either way, it's too bad for all of you who spent time and money buying new drives since it appears there isn't a problem anymore.
Unfortunately it has not been fixed with OS X 10.4.7 ... And I am to be added to the list.
My question is : does a superdrive live only 3 years ? (I received the G5 in september 2003 with this pioneer DVD-RW DVR-106 D).
G5 - 1,8 Ghz - 2Go RAM Mac OS X (10.4.5) ATI Radeon 9800 pro - Airport extreme card - AlchemyTV DVR
Unfortunately it has not been fixed with OS X 10.4.7
... And I am to be added to the list.
My question is : does a superdrive live only 3 years
? (I received the G5 in september 2003 with this
pioneer DVD-RW DVR-106 D).
G5 - 1,8 Ghz - 2Go RAM Mac OS
X (10.4.5) ATI Radeon 9800 pro - Airport
extreme card - AlchemyTV DVR
Well, the DVR-106 is now known to be a very problematic drive. With replacements running only $40 or so, it may be easier to just replace it.
Just another tag along in this discussion. I am one of the multitude with a pioneer 106D in a G5 that won't mount my burned DVDs. Again, they WILL mount just fine on my G4. I think it is 'appal'ling that Apple has not jumped in to this discussion...pardon the pun. But it is rediculous that we have to go out and buy a new drive! They could of told everyone that a year ago!
Does anyone know which is the best/easiest to install/most dependable of the mentioned drives: MEC 3550, LG GSA-4167B or Pioneer 111D or 110D?
G5 Mac OS X (10.4.7) 1.8 Ghz, 512 ram, single proc.
Add me in!!
DVDs simply will not mount upon reinsertion. Few seconds in and then they are ejected. Of course they mount just fine on other machines.
Yes I have double checked all the hardware tests and even bought a dvd lens cleaner (c'mon....).
This whole story is a stain on Apple reputation in dedication to customers.
Apple Expo is here in Paris soon and you bet I'll make myself heard.
There was no "best before" tag on my computer when I bought it.