My Pioneer 107d has been working fine over a year but now it reports power calibration error and other strange events.
Currently Nero has timed out in the middle of writing a dvd-rw,no error with no progress but responds when I click cancel after 6 mins of 4% burnt
The drive reguarly freezes the entire machine up so I have to cut the power
Before this trouble I had tried to update the firmware from 1.05 to 1.22 but the drive was not recognised as a 107. Today I tried to burn a dvd-r at 8x speed and it came up with power calibration error and aborted
Then I wrote an entire dvd+r at 4x speed but it refused to close the disk at the end ('disk at once failed, writing high compatibility disk ending'), nero partially recognises the disk contents now but cant close the disk without spitting out the disk before 100%
Sounds to me like the drive is no good, though it has written a cd-rw ok.
Is there any test I can do without moving it to other machines to test it. I thought sharing an old HDD on the same ide channel may be a problem but disconnecting that doesnt help. The drive is connected at ultra dma 2 - 33