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Power Calibration Area Error with Verbatims and new firmware...


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Like the title says (I know this is probably not an Imgburn specific problem but I thought it the best place for help!) I went to burn a disc today and tried some new ones I bought a fortnight ago:

Verbatims with TY dye DVD-..to be exact, these Visit svp

But take note: the discs I just linked to are now changed. They were TYG03 dye and you can see from the older comments that that is what people were getting. I also definitely got those ones and not the ones they are selling now, under the same order code. Mine ID as TYG03 in my burner too so no confusion about it.

Anyway I tried to burn and all I got was power calibration area error...over and over.

Here is the log from one of the many attempts I made today with these:

I 08:39:34 ImgBurn Version 2.4.2.0 started!

I 08:39:34 Microsoft Windows XP Professional (5.1, Build 2600 : Service Pack 2)

I 08:39:34 Total Physical Memory: 2,096,364 KB - Available: 1,449,976 KB

I 08:39:34 Initialising SPTI...

I 08:39:34 Searching for SCSI / ATAPI devices...

I 08:39:34 Found 2 DVD-ROMs and 1 DVD

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It says you're running the 1.04 firmware, not 1.05.

 

I 08:40:02 Destination Device: [1:1:0] Optiarc DVD RW AD-7170A 1.04 (D:) (ATA)

 

AAah I wondered if somekone may think that.

As I said, that is the FIRST logfile from many attempts.

After that I set about trying to make it work after each failed scan and so after about the fifth, I got the firmware update and it was using that for about another ten or more failures. Exact same error. the firmware changed nothing as far as this situation goes...

Here is a log from a later attempt:

I 16:00:17 ImgBurn Version 2.4.2.0 started!

I 16:00:17 Microsoft Windows XP Professional (5.1, Build 2600 : Service Pack 2)

I 16:00:17 Total Physical Memory: 2,096,364 KB - Available: 1,468,408 KB

I 16:00:17 Initialising SPTI...

I 16:00:17 Searching for SCSI / ATAPI devices...

I 16:00:17 Found 2 DVD-ROMs and 1 DVD

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Ok thanks for that.

I have an old drive somewhere that I ditched (well to the cupboard) when it started getting a bit tempramental playing back cheaper media - that it had burned itself minutes before! So I'll try putting that in just to see if it will burn OK to these. If so then that is my workaround.

I reckon a nice new drive is on the cards anyway.

Do you recommend any just off the top of your head...?

I was looking at an average priced one, nothing too fancy but capable.

Unfortunately it must be an IDE drive..I have no more SATA ports left..

It's been a while since I ventured into the world of burners so is this one any good:

LG-GH22NP20

I don't even know if the Optiarc is still a good bet..what about this one:

SONY/NEC OPTIARC AD-7201A 20X DVD

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