IMac :: Scratching Discs While Burning?

Aug 12, 2009

I was burning a few discs the other day and noticed that my iMac is leaving ~1cm curved scratch marks around the middle of the disc (ie, about equal distance between the hole in the middle and the edge). It won't do it every time, but I'd say about 50%. Anybody have any clue what's causing the scratches?

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IMac :: I5 Scratching Discs Drive?

Nov 23, 2009

I've noticed that every time I eject a disc, I see some scratches. I put in the Star Trek Digital Copy disc into my iMac disc drive and when it ejected, I found a lot of scratches on it. My Sims 3 and Spore discs also have similar type of scratches. Is anyone having this problem or am I taking out the disc wrong causing the scratches? This is my first iMac and I'm a bit sad about this as I do not want to lug this computer back to the store to get a replacement... And if I return it, do I have to bring it back to the same store or can I go to one that is closer to me?

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MacBook Pro :: Optical Drive Scratching Discs

Jun 28, 2009

I've noticed that recently my macbook pro drive has been severely scratching DVD's now and then (doesn't always happen but when it does it renders the DVD unusable). At first I wasn't sure if it was the drive or not but now I am sure it is. The laptop hasn't been moved or dropped in anyway and its just started happening for no apparent reason - laptop isn't on a tilt either it hasn't been moved from the desk in weeks.

Is this an issue with the MATSHITA DVD-R UJ-868 drive? It's still in warranty and i'm going to take it into a authorised apple service provider tomorrow and see what they can do but I just wanted to check about this drive as I don't really want a replacement of the same drive if its just going to do it again. Also is there any chance apple could offer some form of compensation for the DVD that was just destroyed by it? It was a part of a boxset so kind of ruins the collection.

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Nov 28, 2009

I'm having issues with burning data DVDs on my Mackbook Pro (running Snow Leopard) I'm burning large files (DVD/Blu-Ray rips) and the discs are unreliable. I'm trying to pinpoint the problem but haven't been able to. Some of the discs are not able to be read by the Mac - sometimes it spits the disc out a few seconds after being inserted...other discs just spin and spin and spin and it seems the Mac cannot read them - I can't even eject them without rebooting the computer. There seems to be no rhyme or reason between discs that read OK and discs that don't. Some discs were burned via the internal superdrive and some via a Sony USB dual layer burner. All discs burn and verify OK - there was no indication on any of them that anything went wrong. I am using Sony and Memorex discs, single and dual layer. Are there any known issues with either the Mac superdrive, or the burning of large (4+ GB - almost 8 GB) single files? I've got a good number of discs here and like I said all burned OK...but I've been having to go back to retrieve files and am only now finding that some of the discs are giving the problems described above, which means many of the backups I thought were legit are no good. Alternatively, if there is a better method for backing up these files . They are stored on hard drives being used by a streaming video player. I thought backing up each file to DVD would be a reliable backup method but apparently this is not the case. It's not ideal to back up to other hard drives - there are too many files and it would be too expensive. I don't know that online backups would be feasible because of the amount of time it would take to upload them and the space they would take up would likely be too expensive to maintain.

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IMac :: New And Scratching Cd's / Dvd's

Dec 16, 2009

So i just got a new mac not that long ago, about 3 weeks ago and i went with the base price iMac with no upgrades and it runs perfectly fine, i love my imac the only issue i'm having right now is whenever i put a cd or dvd and when i eject the cd/dvd i notice i get scratches, so im wondering where it could come from. i been hearing from some people that the aluminium around the superdrive is the cause of scratches, also id like to mention i got the superdrive changed on tuesday and got it back today free of charge because of my 3 years of applecare, anyways im still having the same issue where the superdrive is still scratching the cd's/dvd's.

my question to anybody out there, have you had this same issue or heard about it? also id like to mention that i talked with a apple senior advisor for about an hour today and he told me he'd be setting me up with a new imac to pick up at the ottawa apple store because thats where i bought my current one. I'm just hoping it doesn't scratch cd's with the next imac *crosses fingers*

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Mar 10, 2009

I came home for vacation and decided to reformat my imac g5 to get a fresh start. I backed up all my files, took out my leopard retail box, and was ready to go when I opened up the box, and noticed no disc. I have no idea where it went.I have the install discs from the computer when i got it, but it only has 10.4, so id rather not use them. I have the install discs from my macbook pro with 10.5, but I am pretty sure it will not work.So does anyone have any suggestions? Should I just go ahead and install 10.4 until and then just install 10.5 when i find it? (i really hate doing this, I hate having more than one version of an os installed)

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IMac :: Does Not Accept Discs

Sep 26, 2010

I just got off the phone with Apple support and I was told I should bring in my iMac to an apple store to get it checked out. However, I am EXTREMELY busy. So in the meantime I was wondering if anyone could help fix this issue: I have a brand new iMac literally purchased a month ago, 21.5", when I insert a disc it keeps it for about three seconds and pops it right out, the disc does not even register with my computer. Is there anyway to fix this without having to go all the way to the Apple store (I don't own a car).

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May 20, 2010

I just bought a 21.5 iMac and am having a great time. However, the iMac will not take in any discs. When I try to put it in, the iMac doesn't automatically pull it in. I tried putting it as far as I can and waiting a long time. I've even had to use a credit card to get a stuck disc out after pushing it in too far.

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Applications :: Faster Program For Burning DVD / Titanium Taking Too Much Time For Burning

Jan 15, 2010

I have been using Titanium to burn DVD's. It usually takes about the length of the actually DVD to finish the burning process. Is this normal length or is there a faster program for burning DVD

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Oct 30, 2007

does a doublelayer disc work in an iMac G4/800 17" with the original built in superdrive? I want to burn a dl-disc with 7GB on my macbook and give it to a friend who owns that machine.

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Apr 5, 2009

I've got an iMac 233 and I'd like to reinstall OS 9. My only problem is that I don't have an install disc. Can I make one i.e. with the system folder or something? Also, the optical drive is a bit flaky so could I install from a flash drive or external HDD?

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Mar 21, 2010

I sold my iMac aluminum and bought a used macbook pro that didn't come with the OSX recovery discs. Can I use the OSX discs that came with my iMac as backups for the macbook? I have heard that the software is tied to a particular machine but I just wanted to verify before I buy a new copy of Snow Leopard.

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Apr 6, 2012

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Aug 14, 2009

Last week I got my RAM upgraded from 512MB to 2GB on my Mac mini Intel Core Solo 1.5GHz 2006 model, and I wanted to reinstall Mac OS X Tiger (using the original discs that came with my machine). Just wondering if the RAM has changed (i.e. since mine is now 2GB) the original discs won't work? Cause right now I try slotting in DVD 1 of the installation discs and it just stays on the Apple splash screen with the continually spinning icon underneath the Apple logo - won't go any further. At first I thought it might be either the DVD drive or something else but a friend suggested it may be the RAM that's not making the discs work as according to him the discs will only work with the original hardware and specs (i.e. 512MB RAM) of the machine (unless its a retailer version).

Found out it was partition related that's causing the disc not to boot past the Apple splash screen. I accidentally deleted the hidden OEM partition when messing with partitions (and this is what makes the grey discs ability to boot into the installer). I went to an Apple authorised service provider near my area and they tested a retail copy of the Mac Box Set of Snow Leopard and it booted into it fine - purchased Snow Leopard Mac Box Set yesterday, installed perfectly . If you have Tiger or don't have leopard currently installed, you need to purchase the Mac Box Set of Snow Leopard at approximately $129/$169.

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May 27, 2010

I want to rip this movie to my iMac. But every time I put the DVD in, my iMac automatically spits it out. I looked it up, and there seems to be software that let you rip movies to HDD. But the iMac doesn't even recognize the DVD even being there.

Has anyone come up with a way to go around this?

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Feb 14, 2012

I would like to clean out my HD and reinstall OS X 10.5.8 Leopard, but I do not have the original install discs. My plan is to buy the Mac OS X 10.5 Leopard universal retail disc from an outside dealer (going for $200+) and also buy additional memory (2GB 533MHz DDR2 SDRAM (PC2-4200)) to help with space. 

I am worried about not being able to run QuarkXPress 6.0, Extensis Suitcase X1, Microsoft Office 2008, and Adobe Creative Suite CS3 once I reformat. I do not want to upgrade to Lion because most of these programs do not work or in the case of CS3 very glitchy on Lion. 

is this the best route to go? I do not want to buy leopard and the ram, until I know for sure this is the right way of proceeding. 

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MacBook Pro :: Its Still Scratching Cds After Repair?

Jun 4, 2012

I went today to get my macbook pro fixed in Genius Bar, cause the superdrive was scratching cds, and the display (hinges) made some noise when closing, due to the misplaced display. Well ! So, now the display is well placed, but still making a bit of noise (that's not that important), but my superdrive, now scratches more severely my cds ! Tried a cd, and it ejects scratched in form of L more or less. The superdrive is "brand new", and makes very strange noises when inserting the cd or turning on the laptop... 

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PowerPC :: How To Use Backup IMac OS X Discs To Install OS X On An IBook G4

Nov 1, 2007

I just bought the new 24" iMac and I looked at the backup discs and they said it could install OSX Tiger. I also have an old iBook G4 I got my moms friend who moved. I know the iBook could handle 10.4 as it has 10.3.9 now but what I was wondering was. If I could install the OS on the iBook from the iMac backup discs. I but the disc in the iBook and it wanted me to restart to begin the installation of OSX but I quickly backed out. Do you guys think If I proceed with the installation it will install smoothly or, should I just forget about it.

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Jul 25, 2009

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Aug 27, 2009

I'm purchasing a new MacBook Pro in a couple of weeks and the install discs will be Snow Leopard.

At home I have a 2009 Intel iMac. Will I be able to use the MacBooks install discs to upgrade the iMac or do I need to buy iMac Snow Leopard separately?

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Oct 5, 2009

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Oct 13, 2009

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Mar 13, 2010

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Dec 14, 2009

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Jan 12, 2010

while the drive in my macbook pro a few years ago was just plain terrible, i've had no issues with the one in my 24" imac. however, i'm looking to burn some audio cd's for my little record label.
so how good is the cd burning capability? i've made some discs in the past, when i was still using a PC and i bought a very high quality external burner for $80 or so canadian, and when i checked the errors it was comparable to a pressed cd. unlike the homemade ones i used to do before that didn't play on some systems.

i'm looking for a cheap way to do batches of twenty or so discs that will play on everybody's computers and cd players. however since most people these days rip them to mp3, i don't want to make a big investment. i will however be buying high quality cd-r stock and printing attractive images to the tops.

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I am trying to burn movies from iPhoto to a dvd for backup.  I have attempted to do the export to another file method, then burn to DVD, but whenever I try the export, I get a list of 20  video files that were not exported.  This is the only method I have been able to find that is supposed to work for getting movies out of iphoto and onto a disc. 

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Jul 29, 2009

As I mentioned in a previous thread, I'm selling my iMac to buy a MacBook. The MacBook (2008 uMB) has arrived, with all the discs etc, which is brilliant.

My iMac however, came preloaded with Tiger, with a Leopard upgrade disc in the box. This Leopard disc has disappeared off the face of the planet, and so Apple are shipping one out to me, not sure when it will arrive. In the meantime, my auction ends tomorrow, so would it be possible to restore the iMac using the Leopard discs that have come with the MacBook, or is it safer to reinstall Tiger, and wait for the Leopard disc to arrive before shipping?

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