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Complete failure to insert disks into the optical drive UJ-845

I have a IMac G5, 17 inch computer with systems 10.5.6 installed. My problem, just recently stated with the computer not accepting any input into the disk slot. The drive operated at the beginning of Leopold and worked fine until a few days ago. I understand that some people are blaming the system Leopold for problems with the Matshita DVD-R UJ-845 Super Drive for not performing properly. I believe the majority of the problems may be due to Firmware not being completely insink with the optical drive. In my case I believe my optical unit (Super Drive) has failed due to the increasing slowness of preparing disks over time. My question is, do the information I have given indicate a new drive is needed and if so, is there an upgrade to this unit, or do I need to replace with a new UJ-845 unit.

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Hi there.

If the Matshita does not write,, or started to have problem when burning CDs then it is the well know firmware problem.

A way to fix this is calling apple support by phone, they will give you a patch to fix the problem.

If the Matshitainstead does not read or write, then it is a lens problem. Try a lens cleaner CD, if that does not work, then replace the Matshita drive, this drive unit is well known for low performances and problems on many computers.

See also:


Matshita DVD-R UJ-846 Writing Problem

iMac - Problem with Matshita DVD Burner

Matshita Recorder Problem

Apple - Support - Discussions - Still Problems With the MATSHITA


The Firmware Page • View topic - PROBLEMS WITH MATSHITA


matshita dvd r - Mac Support


Matshita Expansion Bay DVD/CDRW Drive Problem Reports

Posted on Jan 26, 2009

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Hi

I think you need a new one and kindly dont buy Matshita DVD R UJ 845 instead I would recommend you to buy Sony Dual air drive or Samsung Optical Drive

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Rylee

Posted on Jan 25, 2009

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