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DVD Burner Errors

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Thread Starter 
I can no longer burn DVD's using either iDVD or DVD Studio Pro. This began this past week (after having worked on a project that took me up through Christmas).

DVD Studio Pro (OS 9.22, DSP v. 1.1) gives me an error of "The device reported a media error: Power calibration error. (0x73, 0x03)"

iDVD (OS X 10.1.2, iDVD 2.0.5) gives the error "The recording device reported the illegal request: Buffer underrun. (0x21, 0x02)."

I've ruined 4 different DVDs trying to burn three different projects (anywhere from 5 minutes in length to 105 minutes).

It burns CD-Rs correctly.

Anyone else have this kind of problem? The errors lead me to think it's either the drive itself or the power supply.

Thanks,

Tim <img src="confused.gif" border="0">
post #2 of 3
I think it uses a different laser for DVD burning than for CD burning.

Have you been to the knowledge base at their site yet? It's always a good place to start.

If that doesn't help, I'd call Apple and get some warranty stuff happening.
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I looked into Apple Knowledge Base. Apparently several people are having similar problems. No fix/solutions have been proposed or discovered. One posting suggests that the person had been promised a firmware update a month ago -- though nothing has been forthcoming.
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