DVD burner failure?

Discussion in 'Mac Pro' started by woodbine, Sep 10, 2011.

  1. woodbine macrumors regular

    woodbine

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    My 2008 MP has the original burner in it and recently it refuses to burn the discs with an error message about 'insufficient power for the laser' or something similar. Is this a dirty lens on the laser or a defunct burner?
     
  2. cutterman macrumors regular

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    Probably toast- it is a common component that fails. You could try a blast of compressed air through it with the tray open as a last resort.
     
  3. blunti macrumors 6502a

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    this, or just put the cost of the can of compressed air into a new burner ;)
     

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