14392 Views 3 Replies Latest reply: Jan 18, 2009 10:39 AM by ReekoB
I have the same macbook and your supposed to see this:
HL-DT-ST DVDRW GS21N:
Firmware Revision: SA15
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: Insert media and refresh to show available burn speeds
All i can tell you is make sure all your software is up-to-date and try burning a DL disk. If it works great if not get it checked out.
Hi - sounds like we have the same macbook - I had a similar problem - the display was different that what the box it came in said.
Don't know what happened - I came home from work today, burned a dual layer +r DVD (successfully this time), was about to phone apple, checked the info and voila!
The info displayed was now the same as what was on the box, but different from the info displayed yesterday.
BTW - I used memorex dual layer DVD and could not burn - stopped at the final stages - switched to maxcell as recommendation of the apple vendor and it worked just fine.
Ok, problem solved.
With the HL-DT-ST DVDRW GS21N LG drive i had to put in a dual layer disk for the 'About This Mac' disc burning section to update itself and tell me that i can burn dl discs.
However, i exchanged my 2.0 macbook with the LG drive for a 2.4 today.
The 2.4 has the Matshita drive and in the 'About This Mac' disc burning section it came out of the box with dl support listed, like it should be.