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Model Name: MacBook Pro
Model Identifier: MacBookPro2,1
Processor Name: Intel Core 2 Duo
Processor Speed: 2.33 GHz
Number Of Processors: 1
Total Number Of Cores: 2
L2 Cache: 4 MB
Memory: 3 GB
Bus Speed: 667 MHz
Boot ROM Version: MBP21.00A5.B08
SMC Version (system): 1.14f5
Serial Number (system): W86460XVX6C
Hardware UUID: 00000000-0000-1000-8000-0017F2C3C314
Sudden Motion Sensor:
So I had this issue this morning on my late 2009 unibody MBP, and I was screwing. I booked an appointment with my local Genius bar, and was psyching myself up for an argument as I've had bad experiences with them in the past.
So, before I go, I check some forums, and I come across this one. It seems like this error can occur for a few reasons -
1. The drive is dead
2. The drive has a dusty lens
3. The regional settings are incorrect
Well anyway, I was having the issue when using Memorex 8x DVD-R's and Imation 16x; so I tried other types of media. CDs worked fine; no suprise there. But, DVD-RWs worked. So, against all of my better judgement, I got a can of liquid based compressed air, and sprayed...
So, anyway, my recommendation to anyone else having this issue, would be to try 4-5 different types of media, like CDs, DVDs, and RWs etc. If only one works, it's probably dust :P
This happened to my new MacBook Pro when trying to burn my first disc! Thinking about it the design of the disk slot is prone to dust entering, especially on a laptop that is always on the move. Although not as nice and stylish, maybe Apple should consider using disc trays instead. Would definitely save a lot of frustration.
Had the same problem.
Discovered it when trying to burn project with iDVD. It would reach 'writing lead-in' stage then spit out the disc and tell me it was complete. The DVD was still blank!
Then tried burning data in Finder and got the 'laser power.....' notice.
Tried canned air to no avail.
Had a spare Mac Pro, whipped the whole optical drive cage out and simply swapped it over.
It's now purring beautifully.