late 08 mbp - dvd drive problem

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by zebbz, Jun 13, 2009.

  1. zebbz macrumors member

    Sep 11, 2008
    i have a late08 macbook pro
    the first unibody ones

    the drive is kind of messed up
    when i try and burn a disc it says something like

    device failed to calibrate the laser power level for this media

    ive tried a few different brands of discs
    many of which have worked sucessfully in the past but now do not

    this is mainly with blank dvds

    and the same with cd-r's, though rarely it does burn a disc once in a while

    i havent tried burning with the drive for a while now
    because if it does start burning it always gets an error someway through burning resulting in countless wasted discs

    ive been using an external enclosure with a dvd-rom through usb to burn discs and its extremely annoying

    i have applecare for 3 years
    and have had the apple since it came out in october

    will apple do anything about it?
    and will they try and charge me or should it be covered?

    thanks in advance for any help
  2. AppleUser2 macrumors member

    Jun 10, 2009
    Is the SuperDrive appearing in your System Profile? Mine is not and off to a genius tomorrow - a safe boot fixed my problem (for a bit) if it helps.
  3. zebbz thread starter macrumors member

    Sep 11, 2008
    yeah it works properly and reads discs fine (for the most part)
    just burning, where it fails

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