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I have a MBP running Lion on it  that has iPhoto 9.3 on it and it has stopped burning the photos to the DVD-RW.  

When I burn images outside of iPhoto it burns fine.  I have repaired permissions but there was no change.

Please help me to be able to burn directly from iPhoto.  This is an important reason I got a Mac.

Thanks,

Randal
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by:s3e3
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Please post any error messages.
Are you doing this for backup purposes ?
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by:sharingsunshine
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Yes, it is to back up the images in the iPhoto library.   The error message says

The burn to the SuperDrive drive failed. The disc drive didn’t respond properly and can’t recover or retry.
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I will suggest 3 options.
Personally I hate DVD drives, they are slow but understandably convenient and lower cost.

1. Update iPhoto to 9.4.2 and try burning again.
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2. Purchase an external hard drive and turn on time machine. This will automatically backup your iphoto library.
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3. Copy your iPhoto library (located in pictures folder) to an external USB or Hard drive manually.

Hope that helps.
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by:sharingsunshine
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we updated to iPhoto 9.4.2 and nothing changed.

Options 2 and 3 aren't an option.  So we will be off to the Apple store to get it looked at.
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