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  1. #1

    Member Since
    Sep 28, 2007
    Seattle, WA
    MacBook Pro 17" Hi-Def/2GB RAM/250GB HD // iPhone 3Gs 16GB // iPod Classic 80GB
    No Burning in Superdrive.
    I havent done much burning on my MBP. But in the past week, I needed to do some, and burning doesn't happen.

    The errors are consistent: it starts the burning process, then just stops to tell me it couldn't calibrate for the media, and stops.

    Is this a 'you should go to the Apple Store and get this fixed' issue?

  2. #2

    Member Since
    Nov 25, 2007
    RE:No Burning
    My Macbook had a similar issue. I ended up having to reinstall the OS from Time Machine.
    If its the same problem, its a known problem with no fixes to date.

  3. #3

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    Member Since
    Dec 20, 2006
    Lake Mary, Florida
    15" MBP, Core i7/2GHz, 8GB RAM, 480GB Crucial M500 SSD
    My MacBook Pro had a similar issue, except it would usually (not always) burn the disc, but fail verification with issues on certain sectors. After some debate with a Mac "Genius" at an Apple Store, they begrudgingly replaced my SuperDrive. Now that I have the replacement drive, I haven't had any issues burning anything.

    The original drive was an LG, the replacement is a Matsu****a unit. Not only is the Matsu a lot quieter, but it seems to be a lot less picky about different media types. Sounds like it might be worth a trip to the Apple Store to see what's going on there.

    If you're out of warranty, that's another story, unfortunately.
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    Member Since
    Dec 22, 2006
    Texas, where else?
    15" MBP '06 2.33 C2D 4GB 10.7; 13" MBA '14 1.8 i7 8GB 10.11; 21" iMac '13 2.9 i5 8GB 10.11; 6S
    Had an issue of my Superdrive giving back all kinds of errors a few weeks ago (primarily the 'can't calibrate').

    Took a can of computer dust (or canned air) did a few quick bursts in the slot - voila - all fixed. Maybe yours will be as easy as a little dust on the lens.

    Make sure you shut down the computer prior to doing this, and be careful about using it to the point where it shoots liquid. Just 2 or 3 quick bursts in 2 or 3 different directions. Wait 30 seconds afterwards before booting.
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