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PHoynak
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Feb 19, 2006, 11:49 PM
 
My eMac always gives me the following error when copying a data CD with Toast Titanium.

0x72,0x03

Does this mean the Superdrive is bad? I read some posts on the net that it could be the drive but nothing for sure.

Has anyone had this problem?
     
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Feb 20, 2006, 05:39 AM
 
I'm having the same problems - see my post here: http://forums.macnn.com/showthread.php?t=286315

Are you using good quality blanks cos I'm not and I suspect this may be the problem as I have no problems reading commercial CD/DVDs [I only hsve the combo drive not the superdrive
eMac 1.25 ghz, 768 mb ram, OSX 10.4.3
     
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Feb 21, 2006, 02:59 PM
 
The brand of CD's I am using are HP CD-R's. I would think they would be higher quality than most. I will pickup a different brand and try them.
     
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Feb 24, 2006, 10:20 PM
 
Ok, I tried brand new media (Verbatim) and still get the same error. Does this mean the Superdrive is failed or failing? Thank God for Applecare....
     
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Feb 25, 2006, 11:23 AM
 
I just got off the phone with Apple. We were able to burn the CD Image via the Finder. He suggested that I resinstall Toast and see if that helps. Is this normal for Toast? If Toast does fail again after I reload it then what are my options?
     
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Feb 27, 2006, 12:35 AM
 
Ok, I reinstalled Toast and got same error. I loaded Toast on my iBook and copied the CD with no errors. I also downloaded Discribe just to test the burner and it gave me the same error.

Then I used the disc utility to make an image of the cd and then burned it and it worked.

I still think the drive is failing but the 2 Applecare reps I spoke with said that it is not a hardware issue and if I wanted to buy a new dvd burner from Apple I could. They would not let me take it to the store and have them test it. I am pissed because I think the drive is failing...this eMac has been a mess since I got it (bad hard drive, replaced analog board, replaced logicboard)...
     
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Jul 18, 2006, 05:40 PM
 
Originally Posted by PHoynak
Ok, I reinstalled Toast and got same error. I loaded Toast on my iBook and copied the CD with no errors. I also downloaded Discribe just to test the burner and it gave me the same error.

Then I used the disc utility to make an image of the cd and then burned it and it worked.

I still think the drive is failing but the 2 Applecare reps I spoke with said that it is not a hardware issue and if I wanted to buy a new dvd burner from Apple I could. They would not let me take it to the store and have them test it. I am pissed because I think the drive is failing...this eMac has been a mess since I got it (bad hard drive, replaced analog board, replaced logicboard)...
I was having the same problem - Try using disk utility to burn instead of Toast - I think it might be a Toast problem...oh yeah and I was able to burn a CD on iTunes.
     
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Jul 22, 2006, 06:14 PM
 
Originally Posted by zapatasghost
I was having the same problem - Try using disk utility to burn instead of Toast - I think it might be a Toast problem...oh yeah and I was able to burn a CD on iTunes.
On my emac superdrive (pioneer DVR-105) anyway - it doesn't seem to be a Toast problem after all - it seems to be the superdrive itself. I also tried cleaning the drive - because the error is not consistent - it sometimes burns DVD's but no go even after cleaning. Same exact "0x73, 0x03" and/or "power calibration area error"

To review - I've tried different spindle/brands of DVD's, cleaning, updating firmware, resetting firmware, resetting the pmu, burning w/ and w/out Toast, burning w/ iDVD & disc utility. All give the same error. It DOES read DVD's fine and burn and read CD's fine...

I've posted this on several other forums including Apple and macworld - and no one seems to have an answer. Anybody??? Please???
     
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Jul 25, 2006, 04:35 PM
 
It looks like I've solved my own problem. It turns out that my Pioneer DVR-105 is rated to burn up to 8x DVD-r's. I am attempting to burn w/ 16x dvd-r's. Some have worked - most don't. It turns out that I - and perhaps others w/ the same problem and/or error message - need to try burning at a lower speed - 2x is what is working for me - in order to finish off the spindle of 16x's I'm currently using. So far I've been able burn three seperate DVD's this way - so it seems to be a real solution. And from now on to get 8x DVD-r's or lower in order to burn at higher speeds. What's wierd is that I was able to burn a whole - 25 pack i think - spindle of 16x Verbatim dvd-r's in the recent past w/ out a problem - it wasn't until I got 16x Memorex's that I started having problems...hmmm. I guess Verbatim really is more reliable as I've heard...anyway, good luck.
     
   
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