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I keep getting: "Interface Error 50 - The connection is not stable"

My DVD Burner should be capable of burning 16x, but when I try to burn 16x discs I get this Interface Error 50 message. I've tried burning at slower speeds, and have tried different brands but all come up the same. Could it be a firmware problem? I'm using OSX10.3.9 and normally use Toast Titanium for burning - I'm not sure if that would make any difference. I appreciate any help. Thanks.

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Re: I keep getting: "Interface Error 50 - The connection...

I believe I have a solution, but I propose it for Mac users only, since that is what I use. My guess is that everyone on all the multiple blog sites use Macs with iTunes installed. A few days ago I removed iTunes completely (using CleanApp), restarted my iMac (new, 3.06 gb) and started testing with Memorex, Sony and TDK CD-Rs. All have worked fine with no sign of the connection error.

I have no explanation as to why this would be, but I can speculate that iTunes grabs you burner and does not always release it to other software.

If this works for you please post that info here and also on the other blog sites I'm sure you checked for info on this problem.

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Re: I keep getting: "Interface Error 50 - The connection...

Does sound like a firmware issue, see if you can get updated/modified firmware for your drive online

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