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System: iMac OSX 10.5.8

Retro: 6.1.230

Superdrive: MATSHITA DVD-R UJ-846

Method of backup: Backedup to DVD-R with superdrive, not Tapes.

Backed up using a G5 with retro 5, that machine is dead, bought an older white iMac with superdrive for restore.

Media brand: various Fuji, Verbatem, Memorex...etc.

 

Trying to restore old files backed up years ago. When Retro prompts to insert the specified media, I insert the specified media, the media spins and loads for a while, then ejects itself. Inserted again, still ejects itself.

 

What am I doing wrong? Googled a lot, searched dantz, roxio, and EMC. Retro 8 or 9 is not an option as it cannot read older storagesets.

 

Thanks in advance.

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Does the drive read other (non-Retrospect) burned media?

Does the drive read pressed media? (such as Mac OS X discs or "Hollywood" movies etc)

 

 

Not all DVD drives likes all media. Try cleaning the drive with a cleaning disc. Or maybe try another drive.

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Just used the Dynex cleaner, still the same thing, media ejected for no reason.

 

I've tried the buy an older mac with OSX 10.5.8 route. Not sure what else I could do at this point, buy yet another mac?

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Thanks, Reads stock photo discs no problem.

Burned or pressed discs?

 

 

 

Don't have another drive.

I think that is what you need to get. An external drive doesn't cost much these days.

 

By the way: How did you store your backup discs during the years? Dark, cool and dry?

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