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DVD write problem and hardware test error code

I'm having problems writing DVDs on my MacBook Pro (2GHZ) I get an error code from Popcorn: Sense Key = HARDWARE ERROR, Sense Code = 0x03, and from hardware test: 4SNS/1/40000000:TCOP. Are they related?

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Re: DVD write problem and hardware test error code

I hope this works for you it did for me when I updated all my firmware.

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