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I get an error message in Toast. On my MacBook Pro the message reads 'Sense Key = MEDIUM ERROR' and 'Sense code = 0x73, 0x03'. Is this a dirty lens?

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It can be dirty lens/ drying laser or glitch in software.. Clean your lens, check for laser adn reinstall drivers for toast. If still does not work then provided me your os version, toaster brand - hardware and software name.

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When you install Toast, one of the install questions is whether you want Toast to recognize blank CD's or DVD's when they are inserted. If this was set to yes, then I believe this could override the OS acknowledgement and Toast will take over.

One way to check is to open up Disk Utility (Applications > Utilities > Disk Utility) once you insert a blank disc, if you see the blank disc, try using Disk Utility to mount it, than it will should show on your desktop.

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if that doesnt solve ur issue... i wud recommend u to reset ur pram and smc.....
Resetting PRAM and NVRAM
  1. Shut down the computer.
  2. Locate the following keys on the keyboard: Command, Option, P, and R. You will need to hold these keys down simultaneously in step 4.
  3. Turn on the computer.
  4. Press and hold the Command-Option-P-R keys. You must press this key combination before the gray screen appears.
  5. Hold the keys down until the computer restarts and you hear the startup sound for the second time.
  6. Release the keys.
Your computer's PRAM and the NVRAM are reset to the default values. The clock settings may be reset to a default date on some models.
Resetting PMU on PowerBook or iBook computers In some troubleshooting situations, if resetting PRAM does not resolve an issue, resetting the PMU may be the next appropriate step. For information on when this is appropriate and for instructions on how to reset the PMU in your PowerBook computer, see Resetting PowerBook and iBook Power Management Unit (PMU).
Additional Information Resetting NVRAM in Open Firmware If your computer is Open Firmware-based (Power PC) and you are unable to reset NVRAM as described above, you may alternatively reset the NVRAM and Open Firmware settings using the steps in the Solution section of Message “To continue booting, type 'mac-boot' and press return”.
In some cases, an Open Firmware-based computer may not respond to the keyboard commands noted above, and may not allow starting up into Open Firmware by pressing and holding the Command, Option, O, and F keys during startup. If you are unable to get to an Open Firmware prompt (and your computer supports doing so), try powering on the computer with the power button held down continuously—as if you were doing a firmware update. This should force the computer into Open Firmware, allowing the steps in the article noted above to be used.
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with respect to ur SMC...
The System Management Controller is an integrated circuit (computer chip) that is on the logic board of the computer. As the name implies, it is responsible for power management of the computer. It controls backlighting, hard disk spin down, sleep and wake, some charging aspects, trackpad control, and some input/output as it relates to the computer sleeping.
Over time, the settings in the System Management Controller may become unusable, which can result in operational anomalies with the computer. Examples include not turning on, not waking from sleep, not charging the battery, or not recognizing the AC Adapter, among others.
Resetting the SMC is not intended for resolution of a stall or situation in which the computer is unresponsive. An SMC reset should not be necessary except as a last resort in cases where a hardware issue with the power management system is suspected. Performing an SMC reset resets the hardware power management functions.
For most situations, a restart is sufficient. If the computer has stopped responding, try each one of these steps, one by one. Test between each step to see if it has worked. If one step works, don't worry about the next one. You should only reset the SMC if you've tried all of the steps listed here and the computer still isn't working.
  1. Force Quit (Option-Command-Escape)
  2. Restart (Control-Command-Power)
  3. Force Shut Down (press the power button for 10 seconds)
Only perform an SMC reset on the computer if none of the above steps resolved the situation. If this is the case, see below for instructions on locating the reset button or key combination for your model of computer. If your computer is earlier than the models listed here, see "Resetting PowerBook and iBook Power Management Unit (PMU)" or "PowerBook: Resetting Power Management Unit (PMU)".
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  1. If the computer is on, turn it off.
  2. Disconnect the AC adapter and remove the computer's battery.
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  1. If the computer is on, turn it off by choosing Shutdown from the Apple () menu.
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You can see user reports about your media by inserting a blank DVD and choosing Disc Info from the Recorder menu in Popcorn/Toast. In the window that appears there is a link that takes you to a videohelp.com site where people submit user comments about different brands of media.

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

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