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Sheez — what a bunch of whiners! The different letters after the model number represent different drive model revisions with different capabilities. If the model of laptop is used. Anybody have any suggestions on what drive would be a good replacement? THat means my computer does not even see the CD-rom drive, and therefore I can not read nor write any cd or dvd… ANd the device manager tells me there s a problem with that driver but it is unable to update it and I have found little information … I have posted on the toshiba forum, I advise you all to do the same, may be toshiba ll do something if only to avoid having all computers brought back for repair. Apple disks are made by Maxell and are regarded as the best quality disks you can buy.

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Have you found a solve or direction to head to find a fix.

Panasonic (Matshita) UJ-875 Superdrive, 32mm pickup (Apple) : Recycled

If this was the PC world, the burner would have gone back to the store the very next day for either a changeover or a refund. Note the difference in what Panasonic believe is the drive speed, and what Nero reports. Apple load a 4x firmware on the Mac Mini, and an 8x firmware on the PowerBook drives. I have a ferrari with a matshita dvd-ram ujs in it and I have the same problem as yuo wrote,,receiving and ejecting discs of any typebut always reported the disc as blank, and can not read any cd,I scaned my drivers and everything seems 2 be ok but the thing does not read cd.


Yes Return C2 Pointers: The benefit for Apple is matshjta I found 1 brand of media that would burn in Apple SuperDrives at the rated speed. The fact that others have similar issues and discuss them in a public support forum in no ways means that an issue is pandemic.

Faulty Apple Superdrives. – Steve’s Blog

Still the same issue. If you are happy with stuff built in Mexico, be my guest. Bottom line for Mac users is that the recommendation is to use Japanese manufactured Maxell or Verbatim disks.

There was no notification of the fact that Apple SuperDrives would only burn as advertised on Apple media — and when I stressed this point, I was told by Janine that the drive works as it should, and Apple would not be doing anything about it.

Basically, the drive supports almost every format you could possible want!

Faulty Apple Superdrives.

Sorry, your blog cannot share posts by email. Thanks and Happy New Year. I tried Verbatim 8x discs and they show up as 4x in my mini as they should. I mean really suck. A friend in South America that has a Aspire laptop computer, has asked me to look for a DVD burner drive that is unlocked and will play all zones.

Panasonic (Matshita) UJ slim dual layer Superdrive

Apr 22, 8: Ben SB on December 12, at 6: The following website provides more info: Our website is made possible by displaying online advertisements to our visitors. Skip to content Notebooks are not usually big un-845 upgrade potential. But back to your specific problem, which I don’t want to give up on quite yet. Beware though, both Maxell and Verbatim have outsourced manufacturing to Taiwan and the quality can be iffy.


Also some companies provide lead in codes in their descriptions. It suddenly will not recognize blank DVD media it has used for years and it also has a good deal of trouble playing CDs, both home made and store bought.

Steven Haigh on August 8, at 4: BTW — i have one of these drives in my Mac and it works just fine thank you. The link you provide also does not say anything about how to tell where a given bit of Maxell media came from, so I wonder what the basis is for uj845 statement about outsourced manufacturing vs.

And what is the difference? I have contacted the drive manufacturer Matshita and discussed the issue at length with them.

The parts are difficult to obtain, are generally more expensive, and people are nervous about opening up an expensive piece of equipment. Gary on January 7, at 5: Is there any way i could flash it to B matxhita if i could get Bios from it. I totally agree, the Apple Superdrives are appallingly picky about the media you use and what burn speed you get.