Here's the deal on an old MacBookPro Intel Core Duo 2.16 GHz! The disc can’t be burned, because the device failed to calibrate the laser power level for this media. Basic problem is the dvd burner doesn't burn!
Trying to burn 21 photos to disc and the following message appears "The disc can't be burned, because the device failed to calibrate the laser power level for this media." Tried burn from iPhoto, and from copied files on desktop. I have previously burned to disc using a variety of brands, without problem.
I have a 2006 iMac with Intel processor and 2 GB RAM running Leopard.
First problem - Hard crashes during Mail (rarely), importing video to iMovie from Canon HV20 video camera (almost always), and when rendering a DVD in iDVD (almost always). Message on log is "This call is deprecated and should not be called any more."
Second problem - Won't burn audio CD's or DVD's. Used to be fine. Now says "laser can't calibrate to the media" or similar. Have tried assortment of discs.
I mainly use the computer for iTunes, email, and making fun movies to send to relatives or for school projects.
I have macbook pro and use lion. i have maxell dvd+r 4.7 dvd disk which actually works when burning jpeg files. now i want to burn several pdf files that total small 108.6 megabytes. i create a burn file, put the pdf files in it select burn, select the slowest burn speed and i get the message: The disc can’t be burned, because the device failed to calibrate the laser power level for this media.
I was having problems with the external drive where I store my Time Machine backups, so I tried plugging and unplugging the drive but could not mount the drive. I ran Disk Utility and tried to verify the disk, which told me the disk needed to be repaired. I tried to repair the disk only to get an error message that Disk Utility could not repair the disk and it needed to be reformatted. So I tried to erase the disk with Disk Utility only to get the error message "Volume erase failed: Media kit reports not enough space on this device for requested operation". I am not sure what else to try at this point and could not find any similar questions here.
The drive in question is a 3TB USB Seagate Backup + Desk Media, formatted as Mac OS Extended (Journaled). It's divided into two partitions, one of which (2.2 TB) holds only Time Machine backups of my desktop and laptop and the other of which (800GB) is formatted similarly with some files stored on it. I was able to verify and repair this other partition. I'm running Disk Utility 13 on an iMac (2.8 GHz Intel Core 2 Duo) running OSX 10.8.5 ...
I'm having a problem when trying to burn DVD's, I have get the error 'failed to calibrate the laser power level for this media', I get this error with the internal super drive and also the external Pioneer DVR-116D, I have tried 2 different brand of discs but still the same results.
I had a look around and a lot of people said about cleaning the drive worked but obviously this is happening to two drives and two brands of media, both discs are +R DL discs.
My Macbook pro wouldn't turn on. I booted to the installation DVD and installed OS X to the external drive. Once the installation was done, I was able to access my laptop without any problem and I retrieved all my files from the USERS Folder. I tried to copy my old files to the external disk, before formatting the system’s internal drive and reinstalling OS X.
However, at every attempt, I’d get “some data can’t bet read or written (Error Code -36)”. I ran a Verify/Repair Disk Permissions and this is what I got:
I just got my shiny new mac today. I'm ecstatic, as you can imagine. Except the optical drive is being weird. When I insert some types of burned media (Sony, TDK) it makes horrible scraping noises (I think I even smelled something bad too) and doesn't read the disc. TDK and Sony are good brands. They work on everything else I've ever tried. So, I'm guessing this isn't normal?
I tried calling AppleCare but what do you know, they're 6am to 6pm, which is great. So while I wait I wanted to ask - is this going to be an easy "they give me a new drive and I put it in" type of deal, or am I going to have to be cutting some red tape? And can I do this at the apple store?
I was able to make a 4-minute movie on iMovie ('06) and burned it to a disc, but the following error message appears (the file is not too large for the disc, which is a DVD+R, 4.7GB).
"The project could not be opened, because the disk is full, the folder is locked, or the folder permission are incorrect. , "If the project is on a CD-ROM, network server, or locked disk, then copy it to your hard drive before opening it.
I've tried installing XP on my MBP using Bootcamp, but I guess the XP CD that I have is actually an upgrade CD and not the full system CD that I need for Bootcamp. Now, I am definitely going to ask around to see if anyone I know has a XP CD, which shouldn't be a problem, but just on the off chance I can't find one(will ebay have em?) could I torrent XP and just burn it to a disc and then insert that when Bootcamp tells me to?
Just a quick question regarding bootcamp and windows installation. I have windows XP burned onto a disc with a few other programs so when I have to insert the windows disc will that work? Or would I have to burn it to a dvd by itself? Will windows install off a flash drive maybe? Also, When it asks for the MAC osx disc, can I just use the install discs that came with my new MBP?
I've been having problems burning audio CD's lately. I have burned hundreds in the past successfully. No problems burning data discs onto DVD's however. Last time I tried to burn an audio CD error "laser not hot enough and bad media" have both come up. Some audio CD's that do burn successfully have skips throughout them or a static noise in some cases. This problem first happened when I bought a 100 pack of Sony's and chalked it up to a bad batch and then I bought another 50 pack of Sony's ( a brand I have had a lot of success with in the past) and am getting the same issues. The CD burner has seen a lot of use but should that matter?
Is the HD fragmented? My CD burner laser cover need cleaning?
Information: G5 dual 1.8 Mac OS X (10.4.11) iPod 80GB
nstall Windows XP SP3 on my macbook with a dual boot. I downloaded it from Windows, and have an iso file. I used the disc utility to burn it to a disc, but when I try to use it with Boot Camp, Boot camp does not recognize it as a bootable disc.
Test DVDs are recognized on other G5 DVD drive. Problem has been intermittent but now constant. This one just spits them out. It does recognize blank DVDs and CDs. HD permissions repaired. Profile info below:
Model: SONY DVD RW DW-U10A Revision:A43h Serial Number:EA4CEA71 Detachable Drive:No Protocol:ATAPI Unit Number:0 Socket Type:Internal Disc Burning
When I have an Iphone or Ipod attached to the computer and showing up in Itunes, I was just wondering how to drag and drop movies or music directly to the media device, without first dragging it into the Itunes media library or into a playlist. I used to be able to do this. Since then, I must have updated Itunes or reinstalled it or something. But now I can't drag and drop anything directly onto the media player. I can't create new playlists directly on the media player either (I have to open them under "Playlists" and then checkmark them to be synched. I'm assuming there must be some sort of simple setting in the options that I've changed.
I just purchased a used Epson 3170 Perfection Photo Scanner. When I try to use Image Capture, the software recognizes the scanner as a device. But I get the message "Failed to open a session on the device."
Note: From the Epson site, I downloaded an Epson ICA Driver v5.2.6 for Image Capture because "This driver corrects possible issues when using Apple's Image Capture utility with an Epson scanner."
I have a first gen imac g5 (bought it in dec. 2004). So far I've had three major problems with it:
1. After 6 months of use, the power supply burned out and had to be replaced. 2. 3 months later the well known video problems due to faulty capacitors appeared. The midplane board was replaced. 3. I was out of the country for 6 months; after the midplane board was replaced in August my imac was sitting unused. Booted it up yesterday and the computer would just hang. Took it to the genius bar at the apple store today and was told the logic board has to be replaced. Luckily, though the computer is out of warranty, Apple has extended the warranty for this specific problem.
At this point, I am very frustrated. I am going to call Apple and request that they replace my imac with a new one. It is obvious reading the posts here and Apple's boards (btw, before Apple's board monitors started censoring and delting posts that address these problems - my post on the Apple board yesterday was deleted by the monitors) that many users have had lemons with the first gen imac g5. I consider three major problems in less than a year to be symptomatic of a "lemon". If Apple doesn't replace lemon imac g5's what are the alternatives...I wonder if they would buckle if enough people threaten a class action lawsuit. Something must be done to alert the general public about this problem.
I'm receiving the "no boot-able device insert boot disk and press any key" error every time I go to turn on my macbook air. The screen chimes, turns on and then goes black. I've been holding down the option key and that seems to work but do I have to do this every time I turn my computer on from now on?
i just recently got a keyboard i had back and plugged it in with a mouse i typically use all the time. when the keyboard was plugged in i got the typical message for "USB device drawing too much power, has been disabled…" i just want to re enable the mouse. it was quite obvious it was the combination of BOTH devices that caused this, but i'd really like to just get the mouse working again. I've Tried Resetting the SMC and ran the diagnostic but nothing has worked.