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When I insert a CD-R (TDK 52x) into my iMac it tells me that it (The CD) is locked and ejects it.....is this the wrong CD-R for an old iMac (OS9.2.1)? Thank you for the help.

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  • blcjec9 Aug 10, 2008

    Yes, I did try another CD it did the same thing, said it was locked.

  • blcjec9 Aug 10, 2008

    Yes, the iMac OS 9.2.1 plays other discs OK.....I wasn't able to begin to burn the CD it just kept saying the CD was locked. The file I intended to burn was some artwork on Photoshop Elements...but I didn't get that far.

  • blcjec9 Aug 11, 2008

    I will try a different brand of CD, that seems like the most logical solution, thank you...if not I will re-post the problem.

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I can't say for certain with a MAC but when I have come across this problem on a Windows machine a firmware update will often solve the problem.
I doubt very much if there is a different firmware for MAC or Windows as all the firmware does is report what device and what characteristics the device has that it is installed on.
You don't seem to see it when buying CD's but I know that when you buy DVD/R's these days they include information about checking the firmware and the site where you can find information about your optical drive in order to make sure it is upto date.

One of the advantages of a firmware update is the fact that it allows your optical device to recognize more brands of media disks.
The reason I use Liteon optical drives in my own machines and all the builds I do is reliability and the fact I have yet to find a media disk they don't recognize.

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Hello,

You may follow the discussion thread at the link below. That fixed the problem with the Mac not reading a blank CD.

LINK

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    Thomas Lim Aug 10, 2008

    That is a common occurence with the MAC OS after some time. May I ask if you viewed the thread at the link I provided?

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Does it play other discs ok? What is the exact model of the computer? and what program are you burning with?
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Did you try a different barnd of CD-R or another TDk CD-R and check if it will be working, because if you only try one TDK CD-R
sp better try another one and check if you will still have the sam problem..

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    Mark Gil Aug 10, 2008

    You're saying you tried another TDK CD-R and still have the same problem? how about if a different brand of CD-R do you have the problem??Beucase if you have the same problem using a different brand of CD-R the problem here will be your mdei device not the CD-R..

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    Mark Gil Aug 11, 2008

    The best way that you can do here is try another brand of CD-R because it seems Mac has some issue with TDK you can read alot of that on different forums.....

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