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I have an apple macbook pro with a slot load optical drive. I am trying to burn a sony dvd rw the drive accepts the disk then makes a few whump whump noises spins the dvd then ejects it. It will play a normal dvd though

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Go to about this computer and make sure that rw - or + is supported by your drive.

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