Cant burn a cd!

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My eMac is indeed quite old, but still works fine. I can't burn a cd from i tunes. I get the following message 'The attempt to burn a disc failed The device failed to calibrate the laser power level for this media' This has just started, is my cd burner bust?

Help!
 

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That's certainly what it sounds like.

I don't burn often from iTunes, but does it give you the option to lower the speed of the burn? That may be something to try.

Another option may be to open the tray to get at the inside of the drive and use a can of compressed air to blast a few quick burst of air to disperse any accumulated dust.

A number of companies also sell "laser lens cleaning kits", but I personally think they're bunk. But it may not hurt to try if you'd rather not either replace the internal drive or add an external USB drive.
 
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Thanks for that, I will try a lens cleaner! Which USB Burner would be compatible with my eMac?
 

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