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Currently Being ModeratedNov 2, 2009 2:18 PM (in response to dominicanthony)Same problem!
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:
State: EnabledmacBook Pro, Mac Pro duaL QUAD CORE, MacBook Air, Mac OS X (10.6.1), iphone GS3
Currently Being ModeratedNov 4, 2009 9:40 PM (in response to parkerpress)Parkerpress....
You are awesome! It worked perfectly. I can burn DVD's again after the cleaning! Thank you so much for posting that!MacBook Pro AND an Apple ][+ with a Zenith green screen!, Mac OS X (10.5.8), You are approaching an intersection. Obvious exits are North, South, and Dennis.
Currently Being ModeratedNov 30, 2009 8:41 AM (in response to itspaz)So much for "high tech" solutions -- the air blast took care of my problems with this issues completely. Thanks to all.iMac 2Ghz Intel Duo Core
Currently Being ModeratedNov 30, 2009 12:23 PM (in response to DWnAZ)Have had this problem for a while, and discs that I found to work no longer worked after a period of time...
A very gentle blow with a compressed air nozzle across the DVD slot on my MBP C2D fixed it for me too. Go figure!Macbook Pro C2D 2.2 GHz mid 2007, Mac OS X (10.6.2)
Currently Being ModeratedDec 2, 2009 6:16 PM (in response to itspaz)(Believe it or not, a drummer thought of this...)
Try putting another CD in the drive and playing it for a second or two. Eject the CD, then try to burn a CD again. It worked every time for me. You may have to repeat the process for each CD, but it works at least. Good luck.MacBook, Mac OS X (10.4.11), 1.83 Ghz Intel Core Duo
Currently Being ModeratedDec 4, 2009 1:37 PM (in response to itspaz)Same error here, except this is happening on a brand new 27" iMac.i, Mac OS X (10.6.2), Windoze XP Pro
Currently Being ModeratedDec 13, 2009 5:59 AM (in response to itspaz)Compressed air fixed the problem for me too.MacBook Pro, Mac OS X (10.6.2)
Currently Being ModeratedDec 16, 2009 10:42 AM (in response to MOrlov)+1 on the compressed air.
Currently Being ModeratedDec 16, 2009 11:40 AM (in response to parkerpress)I had the same problem as y'all - the superdrive in my MBP suddenly stopped burning disks and gave the ...laser power... error. Compressed air bursts appear to have done the trick. Thanks a bunch.MBP 2,2, Mac OS X (10.6.2)
Currently Being ModeratedDec 17, 2009 6:09 AM (in response to itspaz)Hello.
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
Thanks Forum-people!!!!MacBookPro5,3, Mac OS X (10.6.2)
Currently Being ModeratedDec 19, 2009 4:42 PM (in response to itspaz)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.MacBook Pro 15" & iMac 24", Mac OS X (10.6.2)
Currently Being ModeratedDec 21, 2009 4:18 AM (in response to wegotoeleven)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.Mac Pro, Mac OS X (10.6.2)
Currently Being ModeratedDec 27, 2009 10:18 AM (in response to itspaz)I had the same problem after I upgraded to Snow Leopard. Since it happened right after this, and it affest all media including top quality Tayio Yuden, and it fails in toast and finder, it seems reasonable it's a snow leopard problem.
However a reboot restored it to working (for now!).imac core duo 2, Mac OS X (10.6.2)
Currently Being ModeratedJan 4, 2010 2:19 PM (in response to charlie strauss)I've experienced this problem since SL. The PRAM reset doesn't work for me.
Interested in the science behind forcing compressed air into the drive though!?.......MBP 2.2
Currently Being ModeratedJan 9, 2010 12:38 PM (in response to parkerpress)
Just FYI, A quick, 2 second burst of compressed air into the slot-loading drive on my MBP C2D solved my problems....
Compressed air worked for me. Thank you! I was ready to have my laptop serviced.Macbook Pro, Mac OS X (10.6.2), 2.16 GHz Intel Core 2 Duo, 3 GB 667 MHz RAM, ATI Radeon X1600