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If life were a movie…

Written By: Gary on March 25, 2006 4 Comments

So you know how when you’re watching a movie and something stupid happens with a computer, this is either:

  • A person saying something dumb about how it works.
  • Someone type some command or run some software that just doesn’t make sense.
  • The computer gives some weird error that just doesn’t make sense (or that it wasn’t given enough info for it to give an error like that).

    The attempt to burn a disc failed.  The device failed to calibrate the laser power level for this media.And of course you think “that doesn’t make sense” or “people are actually going to believe that now”! I know I’d think something like that if I saw a message like this one, “The device failed to calibrate the laser power level for this media” , I mean how crazy is that? You’ve never really get a message like that, right?!?

    My Powerbook (12 inch, 1.5GHz, superdrive) gave me that message today and I just couldn’t believe it. I had to try two other CDs from the same package and then go try them in another burner (which worked fine). I stuck another CD in here and it worked just fine, how bizarre?

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    4 Responses to “If life were a movie…”

    1. ecg says on: 21 July 2006 at 8:33 am

      I’ve got the same issue. And it happened after installing boot camp. Any chance you installed bootcamp then it went to hell?

    2. Gary LaPointe says on: 21 July 2006 at 8:36 am

      Nope, no boot camp here. Not until my next Mac…

    3. Double D says on: 6 April 2008 at 10:32 pm

      I am burning and have burned a lot of cd’s and dvd’s on my imac superdrive. tonight I have been burning about 20 cd’s on both my superdrive and an external dvd/cd burner. On about my 15th cd itunes pulled up that same comment. What gives? My external cd/dvd drive running on toast is doing just fine. It has to be something with itunes. Hope apple fixes it quick because I was reading on their post board that a lot of people were having the same exact problem and one even said they called apple and they didn’t have a clue. Good Luck!!!

    4. Double D says on: 7 April 2008 at 10:20 pm

      Gary, I noticed that the message starting coming up when I would put a blank cd with a cd label on it (stomper cd labeling). After I wrote my previous message, I put a cd with no label on it and it worked. Any chance you did something like that?

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