MBP rejecting DVD+R DL discs

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  1. scatterbrain

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    whenever i insert a DVD+R DL blank disc into my superdrive, my mbp rejects it. i don't have problems with single layer DVDs nor with CDRs. i've searched around the different threads and can't find any similar subject. i hope someone can help me with this. incidentally, i use a 2.4GHZ C2D MBP. Thanks!
     
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    I don't have a problem. Maybe it's just your SuperDrive acting up? Try using the DVD+R DL disc with some other computer and check if it can be read as a blank disc.
     
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    thanks i'll try that. where do you source your discs? perhaps its also the discs. the ones i tried are philips branded which i bought from CDR King
     
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    i have that problem, too. have always had it with my mac superdrives, with the exception, i think, of my MBA drive which is rated to read and write +R as well as -R. -R DL discs are no problem. (and i'm using discs bought in the US.)
     
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    thanks for the info. i guess i should also try using -R DL discs just to make sure. any idea where i can get these discs in the Ph?
     
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    that's the problem. i've looked everywhere and they're all +R where DL is concerned.
     
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    aaargh...anyway maybe i can get my bro to bring some home. thanks for the help!
     
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    wait a minute... my macbook (aluminum) DOES read and write +R DL discs! this is just a few days old so i just assumed it was like my old powerbook superdrive, and another superdrive mac i had, that wouldn't write +R DL. what's your MBP's drive? here's mine (from "about this mac"):

    HL-DT-ST DVDRW GS21N:

    Firmware Revision: SA15
    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, CD-Raw, DVD-DAO
    Media:
    Type: DVD+R DL
    ID: RICOHJPN D01
    Blank: Yes
    Erasable: No
    Overwritable: Yes
    Appendable: Yes
    Write Speeds: 2.4x, 4x
     
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    here's mine

    MAT****A DVD-R UJ-867:

    Firmware Revision: HA13
    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
    Media: Insert media and refresh to show available burn speeds
     
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    bakit nga kaya? yours says it can burn +R DL naman :( time for the experts to step in. baka nga sa DVD.
     
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    i guess i'll also try different brands. hopefully the problem is with the dvd disc hindi yung hardware. thanks!
     
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    it happened to me... the cause? dirty head ehehehe
     
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    so i suppose you had to take it in for repair? btw it was only rejecting DVD+R DL discs? :)
     
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    i have the same problem with certain brands of DVDs bought from CDR King. I just have them replace it with a new one. It might just be the disc.
     
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    thanks! i'll do that. incidentally, which brands work for you for the most part?
     
  16. Shinrai

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    For DVD DL - I use the white cdrking brand (flowery print)
    For DVD +R - I use xmedia, the blank white one.

    These are the most reliable, at least for me
     
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    thanks for the heads up. just an update. i actually went back to exchange the discs as recommended by ncarandang. i replaced them with the "bear" brand DVD+R DL discs and my mbp is accepting them...i guess there were issues with the discs.
     
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    is it the black disc with the bear? that works really well with my MBP. i just can't find any in glorietta or greenbelt.
     
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    the ones i got were the gray ones with the bear.
     
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    you can check the brands... Imation works Better.
     

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