CD Burning Question.

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by Rory Manton, Jul 21, 2008.

  1. Rory Manton macrumors regular

    Rory Manton

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    Yeovil Somerset
    #1
    My CD burner will no longer burn CD's as it says the laser is not calibrated and this warning shows up.

    "The attempt to burn a disc failed. The device failed to calibrate the laser power level for this media"

    I had the motherboard changed about 4 months ago and this is the first time since that I have tried to burn anything could this be linked or is it something else?

    Can I do anything about it or is it going to cost me my other arm and leg?

    Thanks all.
     
  2. Jethryn Freyman macrumors 68020

    Jethryn Freyman

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    Location:
    Australia
    #2
    Could be a dirty laser lens. Try running a CD lens cleaner disc in the drive.

    Also, googling the error message brings up quite a few results.
     
  3. ewilson6 macrumors 6502

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    #3
    try a different brand of cd's. yours has to much silver coating on them. this is standard eror on mac when the laser has to much reflection.

    --Eric
     
  4. agentphish macrumors 65816

    agentphish

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    #4
    Can be a combination of the two things listed. But more likely media issues.
     
  5. Consultant macrumors G5

    Consultant

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    Jun 27, 2007
    #5
    Try different media.

    Try boot up from a clean OS install to see if that would help.

    If neither works, then time for warranty repair.
     

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