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CD-RW Drive Clicking
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kwiersma
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Dec 10, 2001, 05:48 PM
 
My sisters iMac (Summer 2001) is having problems burning cd-rs. I made a disc image using Toast of a music CD she wanted copyed and then attempted to use Toast to burn the image to a blank cd-r. After I put the blank cd-r in the drive, while Toast was waiting for it, a clicking sound started and continued about every two seconds. The drive never reconized the blank cd-r so I was unable to burn a copy of the disk.

I attempted to burn a disk with iTunes and Apple's disc burner with the same result. Is this a know problem with the Summer 2001 iMacs? Do I need to send the iMac for what should a warrenty repair?

Thanks for any imput you can provide!

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Dec 10, 2001, 07:28 PM
 
Have you tried using different brand discs? If different discs don't work, then you probably have a bad drive. Take it to an Apple Specialist shop and have them check it. If it's under warranty, they'll replace the drive.
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kwiersma  (op)
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Dec 10, 2001, 11:39 PM
 
The CD-Rs I was attempted to use were Memorex. They are certified for use up to 16x so I would think they would work well in the 8x iMac drive. They work great on my Quicksilver G4. I also attempted to insert more then just one of the disks to see if it was just a particular disk that was causing the problem. Unfortunately that wasn't it.

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Aug 5, 2002, 05:20 PM
 
Turned out to be a defective drive. Since the iMac was under warrenty I got it fixed for free.
     
   
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