Superdrive -
Register FAQ Members List Calendar Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read

LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
Old Feb 16th, 2005, 10:27 AM   #1
New Neighbour
Join Date: Jul 2003
Location: Calgary
Posts: 14

Okay, I'll explain what I'm experiencing and maybe someone can help.

On my main account (work) I am no longer able to burn a cd or dvd. I've got a g4 ibook with the 4x dvd Superdrive.

I slide a blank CD or DVD in and the drive doesn't register it at all. Doesn't show up on the desktop, doesn't ask me what I would like to label the disk as. Nothing. After a bit it spits it out and says it can read the media.

Now, on my second account on the computer (family) thinks work almost perfect. The drive recognizes a CD or DVD and so forth. Shows up on the desktop. However, the burn speed has decreased. Instead of the max of the DVD burner being 4x it is now 2x.

What did I do to screw this up? lol

Is my best bet to reformat the whole computer and start from scratch?

I hope not cause saving my files would take a very long time at this rate.

Thanks to all who can offer some words of wisdom or advice.
groucho is offline   Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links
Old Feb 16th, 2005, 01:02 PM   #2
Honourable Citizen
Moscool's Avatar
Join Date: Jun 2003
Location: London (UK)
Posts: 3,623
A couple of possibilities: account corruption is an obvious one, but before you go out and reinstall everything try the following -

1) Repair permissions

2) Go into disk utility and check if the app can see the disk or not. If yes, try and repair it or whatever.

That's what Apple siad to me yesterday when I reported a similar problem. Did not try it yet. Keep me posted!
Bop 'til you drop

MB Pro 13 | i5 | 16 Gigs of shiny DDR RAM | 1TB SSD - we have arrived...
iMac 27 i5 16Gig 1TB
iPad Air 64Gig
Time Capsule 1TB | 4TB connected HD
iPhone 6: "Too big, but bloody fast..." & a bunch of ill fitting ear buds
Canon 7D proper camera with nice L glass and Lightroom 6
Moscool is offline   Reply With Quote
Old Feb 20th, 2005, 01:55 PM   #3
New Neighbour
Join Date: Jul 2003
Location: Calgary
Posts: 14
Hmmm....the Superdrive is not showing under disk utilities

Just the Fujitsu HD
groucho is offline   Reply With Quote

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Powerbook Issues? Da Grape Anything Mac 4 Nov 17th, 2005 10:42 AM
PB G4 (Titanium) suffering from backlight issues AppleAuthority Mac, iPhone, iPad and iPod Help & Troubleshooting 12 Aug 24th, 2005 11:00 PM
iMac G5 Repair Extension Program for Video and Power Issues ajaxline Anything Mac 0 Aug 20th, 2005 06:12 AM
SuperDrive acting really wierd? tequilagee5 Mac, iPhone, iPad and iPod Help & Troubleshooting 7 Aug 12th, 2005 01:54 PM
external superdrive for powerbooks? murman_24 Mac, iPhone, iPad and iPod Help & Troubleshooting 1 Mar 1st, 2005 03:50 PM

All times are GMT -4. The time now is 02:51 PM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
vBulletin Security provided by vBSecurity v2.2.2 (Pro) - vBulletin Mods & Addons Copyright © 2017 DragonByte Technologies Ltd.
Copyright 1999 - 2012, All rights reserved. ehMac is not affiliated with Apple Inc. Mac, iPod, iTunes, iPhone, Apple TV are trademarks of Apple Inc. Content Relevant URLs by vBSEO 3.6.0 RC 2 Urban living in Toronto!