CD Burning Question.

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

  1. Rory Manton macrumors regular

    Rory Manton

    Dec 13, 2005
    Yeovil Somerset
    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

    Aug 9, 2007
    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

    Nov 30, 2006
    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.

  4. agentphish macrumors 65816


    Sep 7, 2004
    Can be a combination of the two things listed. But more likely media issues.
  5. Consultant macrumors G5


    Jun 27, 2007
    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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