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In trying to play a DVD disk in my Mac OS X I get an error code -36. What does this mean? Where may I get a list of Mac Error Codes defined and explained as well as to what to do about a specific error code, please?

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It looks like error 36 is an I/O error usually indicating a hardware problem. Is the hard drive full or less then 1gb left of storage on this system? You want to keep at least 15-20% free on your HD.

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