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I have been looking for this answer since this morning with no resolution. This morning using Disk Utility I was trying to burn an .iso image. I have done it ...
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- 05-08-2009 #1
- Join Date
- May 2009
The device failed to calibrate the laser power level for this media
The device failed to calibrate the laser power level for this media.
This is the log from Disk Utility:
Aug 28 09:58:11: Disk Utility started.
Burning Image "<file.iso>"
Preparing data for burn
The device failed to calibrate the laser power level for this media. Unable to burn "<file.iso>"- The device failed to calibrate the laser power level for this media..
I doing the burning in another mac and is working fine. I'm having this problem in the server.
- 05-10-2009 #2
- Join Date
- Apr 2009
- I can be found either 40 miles west of Chicago, in Chicago, or in a galaxy far, far away.
Is this a Mac running OSX? Or is it a Linux box? This is a Linux forum, so Mac support is pretty spotty. In any case, when burning a CD, the system needs to adjust the laser output for the media. There may be a fault in the drive that is causing this problem to occur. I have dual burners on my system's IDE-ATA controller, one the master, the other the slave. I can burn DVD's on either drive, but only the master seems to deal with the laser calibration needed for CD burning, so I use one for CD's and the other for DVD's. Go figure.Sometimes, real fast is almost as good as real time.
Just remember, Semper Gumbi - always be flexible!