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Hello

 

New problem.

I went to burn a couple disks and wanted to use my newer burner that I have used many times. It no longer appears as choice.

 

I am asked for the address of this recorder. What exactly does this mean? What address?

 

Never had this before.

 

Mac G5 1.8 Ghz Toast 10.08

 

Please advice.

 

Thanks!

 

rridgeback

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How is that disc burner connected to the Mac. Launch System Profiler and check if the drive is recognized by the Mac as a disc burner (there is a heading called Disc Burning in the System Profiler window). If it is recognized by the Mac then Toast should recognize it too. If it doesn't then I suggest trashing the Toast plist and prefs files in your User>Library>Preferences folder and relaunching Toast.

 

The address is important if you're trying to connect to a drive on another computer over a network. It shouldn't be a factor for a drive connected directly to your Mac. Click on the drive's name at the bottom of the Toast window for Toast to cycle to any other connected drive.

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How is that disc burner connected to the Mac. Launch System Profiler and check if the drive is recognized by the Mac as a disc burner (there is a heading called Disc Burning in the System Profiler window). If it is recognized by the Mac then Toast should recognize it too. If it doesn't then I suggest trashing the Toast plist and prefs files in your User>Library>Preferences folder and relaunching Toast.

 

The address is important if you're trying to connect to a drive on another computer over a network. It shouldn't be a factor for a drive connected directly to your Mac. Click on the drive's name at the bottom of the Toast window for Toast to cycle to any other connected drive.

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I would have replied yesterday, but i didn't see a reply at the time.

 

It is connected directly.

 

Did all you stated.

 

Thought of that right away.

 

Drives showed up a week ago, but not now. No longer appears in Profiler. Thought of that too. Cannot understand why it would just suddenly "drop" these DVD burners.

 

Drives suddenly no longer appear in Toast's list of other drives. How in the cpu gremlins would it just stop recognizing the drives I have used for the last four years, plus the newer ones?

 

Toast is driving me nuts with this new problem.

 

Thanks!

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I would have replied yesterday, but i didn't see a reply at the time.

 

It is connected directly.

 

Did all you stated.

 

Thought of that right away.

 

Drives showed up a week ago, but not now. No longer appears in Profiler. Thought of that too. Cannot understand why it would just suddenly "drop" these DVD burners.

 

Drives suddenly no longer appear in Toast's list of other drives. How in the cpu gremlins would it just stop recognizing the drives I have used for the last four years, plus the newer ones?

 

Toast is driving me nuts with this new problem.

 

Thanks!

Toast won't see it if System Profiler doesn't see it. Have you shut down your Mac (not just restarted), and waited about a minute before starting up? Many years ago a MacBook I purchased from Apple had a burner that only appeared in System Profiler as a player. I had to reinstall the OS to get it to appear. That was easy, of course, since the Mac hadn't yet been used for anything. But if System Profiler can't see a directly connected and powered on disc burner (you've tried different ports, I presume) then that likely is an OS-related issue. Maybe DiskWarrior can help.

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Toast won't see it if System Profiler doesn't see it. Have you shut down your Mac (not just restarted), and waited about a minute before starting up? Many years ago a MacBook I purchased from Apple had a burner that only appeared in System Profiler as a player. I had to reinstall the OS to get it to appear. That was easy, of course, since the Mac hadn't yet been used for anything. But if System Profiler can't see a directly connected and powered on disc burner (you've tried different ports, I presume) then that likely is an OS-related issue. Maybe DiskWarrior can help.

 

 

I'll give it a shot.

 

Thanks!

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I'll give it a shot.

 

Thanks!

 

Please drop the issue. I had to sign in under a new name because "it" said that I didn't exist so to speak.

 

I received another response that talked about disk failing to write. that was not the issue. I do not understand why they keep answering questions that I didn't ask???????

 

Moving on. Thanks to those who tried to help!

 

Other more realife issues need dealing with. This is after all just a computer.

 

Best,

rhodesian/rridgeback

 

May be I should have used Rhodesian Ridgeback...best dog ever!

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