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DVD WILL NOT BURN IN IDVD

Update:10-11Source: network consolidation
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Trying to burn a project in IDVD, goes through the entire process up to "Writing Lead-In" and about 6 minutes left, the disk is ejected automatically. When put back in process gets hung up. Have also saved as a "Disk Image on my desktop and plays with no issues via the DVD software. When I select to burn to Disc, within 1 minute disk is ejected and this message comes up "The Disk can"t burn, because the device failed to calibrate the Laser Power for this Media". Is this a software or hardware issue? Or something else

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Hi
• Trashing pref file - first thing to do (free and easy)
• Cheap media is often a problem - I use Verbatim DVD-R and burn at x4 speed
• Free space - is important BUT only on start-up hard disk (others doesn't matter)
*Not knowing the origin to Your problem - General approach when in trouble is as follows.*
• Delete iDVD pref file - *or rather start a new user/account* - log into this and re-try
iDVD pref file resides.
Mac Hard Disk (start-up HD)/Users/"Your account"/Library/Preferences
and is named.
com.apple.iDVD.plist
While iDVD is NOT RUNNING - move this file out to desk-top.
Now restart iDVD.
• Free space on internal (start-up) hard disk if it is less than 10Gb should rather have 25Gb
• Hard disk is untidy. Repair Permissions, Repair Hard disk (Apple Disc Util tool)
• Program miss-match. iDVD 5.0.2, Mac OS X.4.11 AND QuickTime 7.5.5 - is OK - DON’T work under Leopard
• Program miss-match. iDVD 6.0.4, Mac OS X.4.11 AND QuickTime 7.5.5 - is OK (might work under Leopard)
• Program miss-match. iDVD’08 v. 7.0.1, Mac OS X.4.11 AND QuickTime 7.5.5 - is OK (might work under Leopard)
• iDVD (08) v7 Locate theme folder. Move out iDVD1, iDVD 2 and eventually iDVD4 folders to desktop - re-try
Macintosh HD/Library/Application Support/iDVD/Themes/ zzzzzzzzzz
or
Macintosh HD/Users/Your log-in//Library/Application Support/iDVD/Installed Themes/ zzzzzzzzzz
• Try a Cleaning CD/DVD that cleans the laser lens on the DVD burner/player
iDVD 6.0.4 and iDVD 7.0.1 are compatible with Mac OS X 10.5 Leopard
Last resort. from Craig. Solved the problem!! Finally!!
I deleted every iDVD application and folder from my boot drive,
emptied the trash and then installed iDVD 08 using the customize option
and I am up and running.
If You do a re-install be sure to get rid of all iDVD old parts AND then EMPTY the Trash-basket !
iDVD updated ?
Apple Codec updated ?
Start a New Clean project - or delete project assets
No of Colors - must be set to millions
EdinSF writes that, The 10.6.3 update with an Open GL fix seems to have taken care of the problem.
Yours Bengt W