9 Replies Latest reply: Aug 18, 2011 9:42 AM by paulmc_rules
paulmc_rules Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

Hi, I have been searching all day over forums and google trying to solve this problem but had no luck.


Using the EAC burning guide from the Wiki articles I burnt several audio CDs on my windows vista laptop. Everything seemed to go fine in the burning process. All the CDs work fine with all my cd players as well as my slightly old iMac and other Windows computers. However, when I insert the CDs into my MacBook Pro they are recognised as blank CDs. The strange thing is, is that my MacBook Pro will recognise consumer CDs from the shops without any hassle.


I've tried two different disks (maxwell cd-r and a blank non-branded cd-r) so I think we can eliminate any media problems.


It could be a problem with the burning process but then why would it work on all of those other platforms including another Mac?


I have tried re-installing older versions of iTunes, same result. My MacBook Pro is currently up-to-date too. Also to add that I have made audio CDs on this MacBook Pro using both Toast and WaveBurner that play fine.


Does anyone have any ideas, I think it is likely to be a problem with my MacBook Pro settings but would not know where to start?


My MacBook Pro Specifications:

  Model Name:     MacBook Pro

  Model Identifier:     MacBookPro5,3

  Processor Name:     Intel Core 2 Duo

  Processor Speed:     3.06 GHz

  Number Of Processors:     1

  Total Number Of Cores:     2

  L2 Cache:     6 MB

  Memory:     4 GB

  Bus Speed:     1.07 GHz

  Boot ROM Version:     MBP53.00AC.B03

  SMC Version (system):     1.48f2


Drive Specifications:


  Firmware Revision:     KB19

  Interconnect:     ATAPI

  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, DVD-DAO


  Type:     CD-R

  Blank:     Yes

  Erasable:     No

  Overwritable:     Yes

  Appendable:     Yes

  Write Speeds:     8x, 24x


iTunes 10.4

MacBook Pro 15" & iMac 24", Mac OS X (10.6.2)