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Thread: Broken drive? The device failed to calibrate the laser power level for this media

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    Broken drive? The device failed to calibrate the laser power level for this media
    Hi guys

    Ive been trying to Burn a IDVD project on a dual Layered disk, the video i am trying to write is about 2:30 hours and so dual layer is the only way i can go.

    The project info on IDVD shows no problems but when i am in multiplexing and burning stage the disk ejects before its finished.

    I tryed saving as a disk image and then using Disk utility to write the disk but get the error "The device failed to calibrate the laser power level for this media".
    I have also received this error when trying to write normal DVDs using the burn option in finder for other files.

    tomorow im going to try to burn on a mates mac, see if this works. ill also try some different DVD brands.

    any one any ideas?

    MacBook Pro
    OS X 10.5.8
    2.4 GHZ Intel Core 2 Duo
    MAT****A DVD-R UJ-868


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    Aug 01, 2009
    just an update the DVD didnt seem to work on my mates mac either...

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    You may want to review this Apple Discussion thread. One hint is to use a slower burn speed.

    You did do one thing I would have suggested; create a disc image via iDVD first and use that to burn.

    Google had a lot of hits when I searched for that drive. Perhaps that will lead to something.
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    When asking questions, post the version of your software. You'll receive better answers.

    Please post your results to the thread as it is good feedback.

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    Aug 01, 2009
    Hey guys

    just to let you all know, i tryed everything i could think of and loads of suggestions from changing speeds or the burn to renaming files/projects, diff brands and types of DVD, turns out the problem was a fault with my drive, ive been on the phone to apple and had to book it in for a repair.

    thanks for all your help xstep i apreciate it.

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