3 Replies Latest reply: Sep 19, 2010 10:21 AM by Fred L Johnson
Fred L Johnson Level 2 Level 2 (355 points)
I have burned Memorex CD-RW discs in my Imac Intel Core 2 Duo 24" machine in the past but can no longer do so. When I go to erase CD-RW disks I have successfully used before in this machine, they no longer can be erased. When I try to burn to a blank CD-RW disk that have been used before in this machine, I get an error whether I try to burn from the finder or from iTunes 10. I can read these CD-RW disks, and I can erase and burn DVD-RW disks that I have used before.

Why would I no longer be able to burn to CD-RW disks?

iMac Intel Core 2 Duo 24", Mac OS X (10.6.1)
  • Király Level 6 Level 6 (9,560 points)
    What are you using to erase them? Disk Utility? What error message is displayed when you try?
  • Fred L Johnson Level 2 Level 2 (355 points)
    I have tried to erase the CD-RW in Disk Utility. The application appears to go through the process using Erase Data on Disk: Quickly or Completely. The disk disappears from the list of disk on the side bar and I get the message, "Preparing to erase optical media" in the progress bar for a while. Then the progress bar disappears, and the disk reappears on the side bar in my list of disks.
  • Fred L Johnson Level 2 Level 2 (355 points)
    I failed to mention that if I try to burn the same brand, previously used and erased disk, using iTunes, I get the error message:

    "The attempt to burn a disc failed. The disc can't be burned; it might be incompatible with this disc drive. Please try a different brand of disc or try burning at a slower speed."

    Attempts at slower speeds (4 x, 1 x) also failed.