Disc can't be burned, device failed to calibrate

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by dragonnoise, Jun 11, 2010.

  1. dragonnoise macrumors newbie

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    Hi there,
    Hoping someone can help me.
    Trying to burn 21 photos to disc and the following message appears "The disc can't be burned, because the device failed to calibrate the laser power level for this media." Tried burn from iPhoto, and from copied files on desktop. I have previously burned to disc using a variety of brands, without problem. Appreciate your help :)
     
  2. forcefieldkid macrumors 6502

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  3. dragonnoise thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Thank you forcefieldkid. Yes, I have tried several, all different brands.
     
  4. dragonnoise thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Hi all,
    I hope you don't mind me bringing this thread to the top.
    If anyone has any ideas... much appreciated :)
     
  5. seb-opp macrumors 6502

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    I've had this problem with my 2006 Macbook, it's still unsolved because I ended up not ever burning discs anyway. However I read somewhere recently that it could be because the DVD drive laser could be dirty.

    A CD drive cleaning disc would be needed but so far I haven't had a chance to look for one, it would have to be one that works with a slot load drive.

    If any one has any info on this, maybe they can help me as well as the OP!
     
  6. dragonnoise thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Thanks seb-opp. I'll try that and let you know how it goes. Cheers! :)
     
  7. Osarkon macrumors 68020

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    Mine had this issue years ago, turns out the superdrive had gone faulty and was replaced under warranty.
     
  8. mrbash macrumors 6502

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    Most likely your drive is malfunctioning. I would recommend you take it in for replacement.
     

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