Burning Dual layers stopped working

Hi, First of all sorry for the long message, but i keep it as detailed as possible :wink:

My DVDR suddenly started to act weird.
Yesterday i wanted to burn some DL’s, DATA + 360 Backups.

Everything went ok till burning progress reached 20/30%,
It dint fail but it wouldnt continue burning, write rate dropped to zero.
I left it for like 4 hours, but it wouldnt go on. (this was a data disk)

Second attempt (360 backup) it stopped at 51% with the same shit.
This time i took a look at imgburn log file, and noticed this.

“Device Removal Detected!”

I 21:12:52 ImgBurn Version 2.4.2.0 started!
I 21:12:52 Microsoft Windows XP Professional (5.1, Build 2600 : Service Pack 3)
I 21:12:52 Total Physical Memory: 2.096.364 KB - Available: 1.575.084 KB
I 21:12:52 Initialising SPTI…
I 21:12:52 Searching for SCSI / ATAPI devices…
I 21:12:54 Found 1 DVD±RW/RAM and 1 BD-ROM/HD DVD-ROM!
I 21:15:08 Operation Started!
I 21:15:08 Source File: N:\IMAGE.dvd
I 21:15:08 Source File Sectors: 3.697.696 (MODE1/2048)
I 21:15:08 Source File Size: 7.572.881.408 bytes
I 21:15:08 Source File Volume Identifier: XGD2DVD_NTSC
I 21:15:08 Source File Volume Set Identifier: 34672923
I 21:15:08 Source File Implementation Identifier: Sonic Scenarist 3.1
I 21:15:08 Source File File System(s): ISO9660; UDF (1.02)
I 21:15:08 Destination Device: [2:1:0] ASUS DRW-1608P2S 1.41 (I:) (ATA)
I 21:15:08 Destination Media Type: DVD+R DL (Disc ID: RITEK-S04-66) (Speeds: 2,4x)
I 21:15:08 Destination Media Sectors: 4.173.824
I 21:15:08 Write Mode: DVD
I 21:15:08 Write Type: DAO
I 21:15:08 Write Speed: 2,4x
I 21:15:08 Link Size: Auto
I 21:15:08 Test Mode: No
I 21:15:08 OPC: No
I 21:15:08 BURN-Proof: Enabled
I 21:15:09 User Specified L0 Data Zone Capacity: 1.913.760
I 21:15:50 Filling Buffer… (40 MB)
I 21:15:50 Writing LeadIn…
I 21:15:52 Writing Session 1 of 1… (1 Track, LBA: 0 - 3697695)
I 21:15:52 Writing Track 1 of 1… (MODE1/2048, LBA: 0 - 3697695)
I 21:15:52 Writing Layer 0… (LBA: 0 - 1913759)
W 21:29:30 Device Removal Detected!
W 21:29:30 The device list will be refreshed at the next available opportunity.

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Now i decided to try it for the 3rd time,
This time it wouldnt even start burning giving me this error,

;Failed to set L0 Data Zone Capacity!
;Reason: Power Calibration Area Error

(full log)

I 13:57:54 Source File: N:\IMAGE.dvd
I 13:57:54 Source File Sectors: 3.697.696 (MODE1/2048)
I 13:57:54 Source File Size: 7.572.881.408 bytes
I 13:57:54 Source File Volume Identifier: XGD2DVD_NTSC
I 13:57:54 Source File Volume Set Identifier: 34672923
I 13:57:54 Source File Implementation Identifier: Sonic Scenarist 3.1
I 13:57:54 Source File File System(s): ISO9660; UDF (1.02)
I 13:57:54 Destination Device: [2:1:0] ASUS DRW-1608P2S 1.41 (I:) (ATA)
I 13:57:54 Destination Media Type: DVD+R DL (Disc ID: RITEK-S04-66) (Speeds: 2,4x)
I 13:57:54 Destination Media Sectors: 4.173.824
I 13:57:54 Write Mode: DVD
I 13:57:54 Write Type: DAO
I 13:57:54 Write Speed: 2,4x
I 13:57:54 Link Size: Auto
I 13:57:54 Test Mode: No
I 13:57:54 OPC: No
I 13:57:54 BURN-Proof: Enabled
I 13:57:54 Optimal L0 Data Zone Capacity: 1.913.760
I 13:57:54 Optimal L0 Data Zone Method: Copied From Original Disc
E 13:58:15 Failed to set L0 Data Zone Capacity!
E 13:58:15 Reason: Power Calibration Area Error
E 13:58:15 Operation Failed! - Duration: 00:00:20

After a retry it gave me this error,
I 14:11:40 User Specified L0 Data Zone Capacity: 1.913.760
E 14:11:54 Failed to set L0 Data Zone Capacity!
E 14:11:54 Reason: Unable to Recover TOC

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After several retrys it (now) started burning, but again it stopped this time @ 10% with Power error.
This time i also noticed write rate wouldnt go past 0.5x so very slow!

W 15:40:08 Failed to Write Sectors 390016 - 390047 - Reason: Power Calibration Area Error
W 15:40:36 Failed to Write Sectors 390784 - 390815 - Reason: Power Calibration Area Error

(Full log from this)

I 15:18:20 ImgBurn Version 2.4.2.0 started!
I 15:18:20 Microsoft Windows XP Professional (5.1, Build 2600 : Service Pack 3)
I 15:18:20 Total Physical Memory: 2.096.364 KB - Available: 1.743.472 KB
I 15:18:20 Initialising SPTI…
I 15:18:20 Searching for SCSI / ATAPI devices…
I 15:18:20 Found 1 DVD±RW/RAM and 1 BD-ROM/HD DVD-ROM!
I 15:18:36 Operation Started!
I 15:18:36 Source File: N:\IMAGE.dvd
I 15:18:36 Source File Sectors: 3.697.696 (MODE1/2048)
I 15:18:36 Source File Size: 7.572.881.408 bytes
I 15:18:36 Source File Volume Identifier: XGD2DVD_NTSC
I 15:18:36 Source File Volume Set Identifier: 34672923
I 15:18:36 Source File Implementation Identifier: Sonic Scenarist 3.1
I 15:18:36 Source File File System(s): ISO9660; UDF (1.02)
I 15:18:36 Destination Device: [2:0:0] PIONEER DVD-RW DVR-110 1.41 (E:) (ATA)
I 15:18:36 Destination Media Type: DVD+R DL (Disc ID: RITEK-S04-66) (Speeds: 2,4x)
I 15:18:36 Destination Media Sectors: 4.173.824
I 15:18:36 Write Mode: DVD
I 15:18:36 Write Type: DAO
I 15:18:36 Write Speed: 2,4x
I 15:18:36 Link Size: Auto
I 15:18:36 Test Mode: No
I 15:18:36 OPC: No
I 15:18:36 BURN-Proof: Enabled
I 15:18:36 User Specified L0 Data Zone Capacity: 1.913.760
I 15:19:23 Filling Buffer… (40 MB)
I 15:19:23 Writing LeadIn…
I 15:19:25 Writing Session 1 of 1… (1 Track, LBA: 0 - 3697695)
I 15:19:25 Writing Track 1 of 1… (MODE1/2048, LBA: 0 - 3697695)
I 15:19:25 Writing Layer 0… (LBA: 0 - 1913759)
W 15:40:08 Failed to Write Sectors 390016 - 390047 - Reason: Power Calibration Area Error
W 15:40:08 Retrying (1 of 20)…
I 15:40:08 Writing Sectors…
W 15:40:36 Failed to Write Sectors 390784 - 390815 - Reason: Power Calibration Area Error
W 15:40:36 Retrying (1 of 20)…
I 16:05:09 Abort Request Acknowledged
I 16:05:09 Synchronising Cache…
I 16:05:24 Closing Track…
I 16:05:57 Finalising Disc…
E 16:11:14 Failed to Write Image!
I 16:11:14 Exporting Graph Data…
I 16:11:14 Graph Data File: C:\Documents and Settings\DGS Producties\Application Data\ImgBurn\Graph Data Files\PIONEER_DVD-RW_DVR-110_1.41_DINSDAG-17-MAART-2009_15-18_RITEK-S04-66_2,4x.ibg
I 16:11:14 Export Successfully Completed!
E 16:11:14 Operation Aborted! - Duration: 00:52:38
I 16:11:14 Average Write Rate: 284 KB/s (0.2x) - Maximum Write Rate: 1.259 KB/s (0.9x)
I 16:22:18 Close Request Acknowledged
I 16:22:18 Closing Down…
I 16:22:18 Shutting down SPTI…
I 16:22:18 ImgBurn closed!

So anybody know whats up? or is my burner dying.
DVD+R Burns just fine!!

Program used = Imgburn -> for burning 360 games.
Burner = ASUS DRW-1608P2S
Media = Memorex DVD+R DL

Strange thing is, that it worked fine before, also with the same media.

BTW, on the last try i Cross flashed my asus to Pioneer 110,
Hope u guyz can help me out, (sorry for the long message)

Try it with some decent DL media - i.e. Verbatim DVD+R DL 2.4x, MKM-001-00 dye, made in Singapore.

If it still fails with those, try cleaing the drive (using a special cleaning disc).

If it still fails after that, buy a new drive.

Media = Memorex DVD+R DL

What a waste.