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I know there are several posts about this topic, but I could not reply to them. So sorry for the duplicate question.

I keep getting Power Calibration Area Error every time I try to burn to DVD.

My driver and firmware are up to date. I am using the same media as always (Verbatim DVD-R) and have not had any problems until recently.

I have unistalled and re-installed the drive several times.

The strange thing is I am able to burn a disk using 1Click DVD Copy and it plays in my DVD player fine.

I also burned a file to DVD using Roxio, but it only plays on my computer.

So I know that the burner DOES work.

I have tried several other programs (Replay Converter, DVD Flick, Express Burn) and all give the same error (either Power Calibration Area Error or OPC berror).

Please help as I am going crazy!

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know I get an I/O error during build

ScsiStatus: 0x02

Interpretation: Check Condition

CDB: 53 00 00 00 00 00 03 9D 10 00

Interpretation : Reserve Track - sectors: 125,816

 

Sense Area: 70 00 05 00 00 00 00 0A 00 00 00 00 2C 00 00 00 00 00

SK Interpretation: Illegal Request

ASC/ASCQ Interpretation: Command Sequence Error

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I would try to use a cleaning disc, might be that the laser head is dirty.

 

Same issue if you try with 8x write speed?

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same problem no matter what speed.

If the lens is dirty, why does it work when I copy a disk to disk using 1Click DVD Copy?

I just don't understand.

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log for 4x burn speed

 

I 17:32:10 ImgBurn Version 2.5.7.0 started!

I 17:32:10 Microsoft Windows XP Professional (5.1, Build 2600 : Service Pack 3)

I 17:32:10 Total Physical Memory: 3,396,132 KB - Available: 2,441,696 KB

I 17:32:10 Initialising SPTI...

I 17:32:10 Searching for SCSI / ATAPI devices...

I 17:32:10 -> Drive 1 - Info: HL-DT-ST DVD-ROM GDRH20N 0D04-0B (D:) (ATAPI)

I 17:32:10 -> Drive 2 - Info: PBDS DVD+-RW DH-16W1S 2D15 (E:) (ATAPI)

I 17:32:10 Found 1 DVD-ROM and 1 DVD±RW!

I 17:32:21 Operation Started!

I 17:32:21 Building Image Tree...

I 17:32:21 Checking Directory Depth...

I 17:32:21 Calculating Totals...

I 17:32:21 Preparing Image...

I 17:32:21 Checking Path Length...

I 17:32:21 Contents: 6 Files, 2 Folders

I 17:32:21 Content Type: DVD Video

I 17:32:21 Data Type: MODE1/2048

I 17:32:21 File System(s): ISO9660, UDF (1.02)

I 17:32:21 Volume Label: [Not Configured]

I 17:32:21 IFO/BUP 32K Padding: Enabled

I 17:32:21 Region Code: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8

I 17:32:21 TV System: NTSC

I 17:32:21 Size: 484,370,432 bytes

I 17:32:21 Sectors: 236,509

I 17:32:21 Image Size: 485,031,936 bytes

I 17:32:21 Image Sectors: 236,832

I 17:32:21 Operation Successfully Completed! - Duration: 00:00:00

I 17:33:14 Operation Started!

I 17:33:14 Building Image Tree...

I 17:33:15 Checking Directory Depth...

I 17:33:15 Calculating Totals...

I 17:33:15 Preparing Image...

I 17:33:15 Checking Path Length...

I 17:33:15 Contents: 6 Files, 2 Folders

I 17:33:15 Content Type: DVD Video

I 17:33:15 Data Type: MODE1/2048

I 17:33:15 File System(s): ISO9660, UDF (1.02)

I 17:33:15 Volume Label: [Not Configured]

I 17:33:15 IFO/BUP 32K Padding: Enabled

I 17:33:15 Region Code: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8

I 17:33:15 TV System: NTSC

I 17:33:15 Size: 484,370,432 bytes

I 17:33:15 Sectors: 236,509

I 17:33:15 Image Size: 484,999,168 bytes

I 17:33:15 Image Sectors: 236,816

I 17:33:15 Operation Successfully Completed! - Duration: 00:00:00

I 17:33:17 Operation Started!

I 17:33:17 Building Image Tree...

I 17:33:17 Checking Directory Depth...

I 17:33:17 Calculating Totals...

I 17:33:17 Preparing Image...

I 17:33:17 Checking Path Length...

I 17:33:17 Contents: 6 Files, 2 Folders

I 17:33:17 Content Type: DVD Video

I 17:33:18 Data Type: MODE1/2048

I 17:33:18 File System(s): ISO9660, UDF (1.02)

I 17:33:18 Volume Label: [Not Configured]

I 17:33:18 IFO/BUP 32K Padding: Enabled

I 17:33:18 Region Code: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8

I 17:33:18 TV System: NTSC

I 17:33:18 Size: 484,370,432 bytes

I 17:33:18 Sectors: 236,509

I 17:33:18 Image Size: 484,999,168 bytes

I 17:33:18 Image Sectors: 236,816

I 17:33:18 Operation Successfully Completed! - Duration: 00:00:00

I 17:33:21 Operation Started!

I 17:33:21 Building Image Tree...

I 17:33:21 Checking Directory Depth...

I 17:33:21 Calculating Totals...

I 17:33:21 Preparing Image...

I 17:33:21 Checking Path Length...

I 17:33:21 Contents: 6 Files, 2 Folders

I 17:33:21 Content Type: DVD Video

I 17:33:21 Data Type: MODE1/2048

I 17:33:21 File System(s): ISO9660, UDF (1.02)

I 17:33:21 Volume Label: [Not Configured]

I 17:33:21 IFO/BUP 32K Padding: Enabled

I 17:33:21 Region Code: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8

I 17:33:21 TV System: NTSC

I 17:33:21 Size: 484,370,432 bytes

I 17:33:21 Sectors: 236,509

I 17:33:21 Image Size: 484,999,168 bytes

I 17:33:21 Image Sectors: 236,816

I 17:33:21 Operation Successfully Completed! - Duration: 00:00:00

I 17:34:11 Operation Started!

I 17:34:11 Building Image Tree...

I 17:34:11 Checking Directory Depth...

I 17:34:11 Calculating Totals...

I 17:34:11 Preparing Image...

I 17:34:11 Checking Path Length...

I 17:34:11 Contents: 6 Files, 2 Folders

I 17:34:11 Content Type: DVD Video

I 17:34:11 Data Type: MODE1/2048

I 17:34:11 File System(s): ISO9660, UDF (1.02)

I 17:34:11 Volume Label: [Not Configured]

I 17:34:11 IFO/BUP 32K Padding: Enabled

I 17:34:11 Region Code: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8

I 17:34:11 TV System: NTSC

I 17:34:11 Size: 484,370,432 bytes

I 17:34:11 Sectors: 236,509

I 17:34:11 Image Size: 484,999,168 bytes

I 17:34:11 Image Sectors: 236,816

I 17:34:11 Operation Successfully Completed! - Duration: 00:00:00

I 17:34:54 Operation Started!

I 17:34:54 Building Image Tree...

I 17:34:59 Checking Directory Depth...

I 17:34:59 Calculating Totals...

I 17:34:59 Preparing Image...

I 17:34:59 Checking Path Length...

I 17:34:59 Contents: 6 Files, 2 Folders

I 17:34:59 Content Type: DVD Video

I 17:34:59 Data Type: MODE1/2048

I 17:34:59 File System(s): ISO9660, UDF (1.02)

I 17:34:59 Volume Label: alvin

I 17:34:59 IFO/BUP 32K Padding: Enabled

I 17:34:59 Region Code: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8

I 17:34:59 TV System: NTSC

I 17:34:59 Size: 484,370,432 bytes

I 17:34:59 Sectors: 236,509

I 17:34:59 Image Size: 484,999,168 bytes

I 17:34:59 Image Sectors: 236,816

I 17:35:06 Operation Successfully Completed! - Duration: 00:00:12

I 17:35:06 Operation Started!

I 17:35:06 Source File: -==/\/[bUILD IMAGE]\/\==-

I 17:35:06 Source File Sectors: 236,816 (MODE1/2048)

I 17:35:06 Source File Size: 484,999,168 bytes

I 17:35:06 Source File Volume Identifier: alvin

I 17:35:06 Source File Volume Set Identifier: 40958C5B00039D01

I 17:35:06 Source File Application Identifier: IMGBURN V2.5.7.0 - THE ULTIMATE IMAGE BURNER!

I 17:35:06 Source File Implementation Identifier: ImgBurn

I 17:35:06 Source File File System(s): ISO9660, UDF (1.02)

I 17:35:06 Destination Device: [2:2:0] PBDS DVD+-RW DH-16W1S 2D15 (E:) (ATAPI)

I 17:35:06 Destination Media Type: DVD-R (Disc ID: MCC 02RG20)

I 17:35:06 Destination Media Supported Write Speeds: 4x, 6x, 8x

I 17:35:06 Destination Media Sectors: 2,297,888

I 17:35:06 Write Mode: DVD

I 17:35:06 Write Type: DAO

I 17:35:06 Write Speed: 4x

I 17:35:06 Link Size: Auto

I 17:35:06 Lock Volume: Yes

I 17:35:06 Test Mode: No

I 17:35:06 OPC: No

I 17:35:06 BURN-Proof: Enabled

I 17:35:06 Write Speed Successfully Set! - Effective: 5,540 KB/s (4x)

I 17:35:07 Filling Buffer... (80 MB)

I 17:35:14 Writing LeadIn...

W 17:36:15 Failed to Write Sectors 0 - 31 - Reason: Power Calibration Area Error

W 17:36:15 Retrying (1 of 20)...

W 17:37:12 Retry Failed - Reason: Power Calibration Area Error

W 17:37:12 Retrying (2 of 20)...

W 17:38:06 Retry Failed - Reason: Power Calibration Area Error

W 17:38:06 Retrying (3 of 20)...

W 17:38:59 Retry Failed - Reason: Power Calibration Area Error

W 17:38:59 Retrying (4 of 20)...

W 17:39:51 Retry Failed - Reason: Power Calibration Area Error

W 17:39:51 Retrying (5 of 20)...

W 17:40:43 Retry Failed - Reason: Power Calibration Area Error

W 17:40:43 Retrying (6 of 20)...

W 17:41:34 Retry Failed - Reason: Power Calibration Area Error

W 17:41:34 Retrying (7 of 20)...

W 17:42:26 Retry Failed - Reason: Power Calibration Area Error

W 17:42:26 Retrying (8 of 20)...

I 17:42:55 Abort Request Acknowledged

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There are probably workarounds but your drive shouldn't be having the problems it's having if it was working correctly.

 

Changing the 'Write Type' to 'Incremental' in the settings may work or you could try enabling the 'Perform OPC Before Write' option.

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Now I was having problems burning DVDs using 1Click DVD Copy which was working before. So I got a laser cleaning disk and now 1Click works so I thought that solved the problem, but I still keep getting Power Calibration Area error in Imgburn and OPC bError in Replay converter.

The drive will read CDs and DVDs, but it won't burn.

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OK, not very tech savy. How difficult is it to remove and install a new burner?

What I don't get is that it will burn disk to disk using another program.

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It's 4 screws and 2 cables you have to remove from 1 drive and put back in the new one.

 

Did you try changing the settings I mentioned in my first post?

 

There's no trickery going on here. Depending on how a few things are configured, all programs behave the same way - that's because it's the drive that's failing to do something and not anything software related.

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yes, I tried changing the settings. Same problem. I guess I will replace the drive. But I was just curious as to why I can burn files to a CD and burn DVDs using 1Click to copy a disk but burning files won't work. I just thinks it's weird.

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