11 Replies Latest reply: Dec 23, 2008 2:32 AM by jcp-123
Princewince Level 1 (0 points)
Here's my problem. Even the Genius Bar techs at my local Apple Store have no answer and they tried the same thing on THEIR iMac G5s using THEIR rewritable media! The problem: Why can't my (or their) iMac G5s erase rewritable CDs or rewritable DVDs using Disk Utility? Yes, I have a superdrive (so do they) that support CD-RWs, CR+RWs, DVD-RWs, DVD+RWs, etc. My iMac G5 is not a dual core (Intel). Their's is. It doesn't matter. It won't erase these rewritable media on either of them. And I'm not using "cheap" media either, so that's not the problem. The ONLY solution that the genius bar could come up with is for rewritable CDs and it's not an Apple solution. It's a third party solution i.e. CD-Erase. It does work on rewritable CDs but not rewritable DVDs. Disk Utility is utterly useless in this regard. Has anyone else run into this problem? If it's any help, I do have the latest version of Toast (9.0.2) but so far, I can't figure out how to get it to do what I want it to do either. I'm stuck. Please help! Beat the Apple Geniuses!

iMac G5 1.8 Ghz iMac 1.8 GHz G5 17" Mac OS X (10.4.8) 1.5 GB RAM, Mac OS X (10.4.11)