Help! Combo Drive Does Not Recognize Blank CD-R/CD-RW

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Help! Combo Drive Does Not Recognize Blank CD-R/CD-RW

welll i have been having this problem since a week ... the combo drive on my ibook g4 does not recognize blank media like CD-R/CD-RW ... but it does recongize my other cds like the osx install cds , etc. ... anyone got an idea on whats wrong with the drive ?

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I would try reinstalling the drivers for the combo drive. Is that too PC sounding? Are you able to write to them within your Burner Software? Have you tried a different brand of blanks? Some are formatted different.

Good Luck, Jay.

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well ill try that ... any ide

well ill try that ... any idea where i can find the drivers ? ... and it doesnt work with any of the blank cdr/cdrw ... i tried many brands ... well thanx for helping out .. Smile
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Find out what brand your combo drive is and go to their website. Jay.

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"recognize" = what?

How are you expecting your iBook to recognize the blank media? Did it used to pop up a notice in the Finder asking what to do with it? If so, maybe those prefs got changed to "When you insert a blank CD -Ignore-"? Those settings can be found here -> System Preferences -> Hardware -> CDs & DVDs.

Did you try burning something using iTunes or Toast? If so, was the app able to see the blank disk?

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it did pop a notice b4 ... bu

it did pop a notice b4 ... but now nothin... i checked the preferences and stuff still no luck ... ... but the thing does not recognize any blank media ... even in itunes and toast ...

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