8 Replies Latest reply: May 23, 2012 2:38 AM by alidav
Davifp Level 1 (0 points)

I can`t burn DVDs on my MacBook Pro 15 inch Mid-2010

Always I try it I get a message of error.

I already tried use different brands of midia and different velocities too.

The Superdriver is the MATSHITA DVD-R  UJ-898

I have been heard about errors like this with another users, but I didnt find a solution yet.

Somebody has an idea that how can I fix this?





MacBook Pro, Mac OS X (10.6.8), SN:W803367LAGW
  • fane_j Level 4 (3,660 points)



    Intel-based Macs: Resetting the System Management Controller (SMC)


  • Davifp Level 1 (0 points)

    The problem wasnt solved resetting the SMC


    I posted here screenshots of error using the standard record method and the Toast 11. How I can see, the trouble is about empty media. The system says my empty DVD is full.






    Sorry to my english.



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  • fane_j Level 4 (3,660 points)

    Davifp wrote:


    The problem wasnt solved resetting the SMC

    Then it may very well be that the drive is damaged. The error message is from the drive.


    Try an external drive in the same configuration; if it works, then the int'l drive is damaged and has to be replaced.


    Alternatively, check if you have installed any software which might interfere with the drive at low level. You may try


    Isolating an issue by using another user account



    which can help to determine if it's a software issue. However, my expectation is that the drive is damaged.

  • markfromspace Level 1 (0 points)

    Hi Davi;


    I would venture to guess that you are, like me, trying to use DVD +R burnable media.


    The Matshita UJ-898 in my MBP says that it can write:

    CD-Write: -R, -RW

    DVD-Write: -R, -RW


    This tells me that it won't work with DVD +R media.

    A pity, I thought those days were past.

    Also a bummer because I have mostly DVD +R media around here.


    Here is some info about DVD +R and DVD -R if you are interested.

    http://www.askdavetaylor.com/whats_the_difference_b tween_dvdr_dvdr_dvdrw_dvdrw_and_dvdram.html


    I found a DVD -R (made by Office Depot) and it works fine, I'm burning a .dmg now.


    Best Wishes,


  • fane_j Level 4 (3,660 points)

    markfromspace wrote:


    The Matshita UJ-898 in my MBP says that it can write:

    CD-Write: -R, -RW

    DVD-Write: -R, -RW

    What MBP, and what UJ-898 firmware have you got? I was under the impression the +R media was supported in all MBPs since the first one. See specs here



  • Courcoul Level 6 (12,970 points)

    BTW & FWIW, latest round of 15" MBPs come with:




      Firmware Revision:          HB14

      Interconnect:          ATAPI

      Burn Support:          Yes (Apple Shipping Drive)

      Cache:          1024 KB

      Reads DVD:          Yes

      CD-Write:          -R, -RW

      DVD-Write:          -R, -R DL, -RW, +R, +R DL, +RW


    Good luck with the accursed DL's! Finicky beasts indeed...

  • Davifp Level 1 (0 points)

    Bad news!


    Yesterday my SuperDrive "ate" the disk and made strange noises.


    I cant understand how the Apple use this cheap and stupid optical in their products. It don't any sense on products so expensive like that.





  • alidav Level 1 (0 points)

    my  dvd burneruj 868 is gone, i found on ebay a Macbook PRO Unibody SuperDrive 8X DL DVD RW Burner Slim SATA Drive UJ-898 898A,


    mac book is july 2009, 15 " thanks,
    any other suggestion is welcome?