ND1100a power calibration problems

FIXED, follow the link in the last post.

Last DVD that I burned was an iso, on May 25th or so

I can read DVD-r disks, and write CD-R no problem.

I use Nero (updated to 5.5.10.35 today, after the problems w/ dvd+rw)

Today I tried burning something on a DVD-RW (Fuji), it gave me a power calibration error.

I tried erasing the disk, power calibration error.

I flashed the drive to HP 1.25 firmware to see if it’ll let me change the book type – error on booktype change (flash sucessful).

I’ve tried burning a verbatim 2.4x disk (verbatim worked fine before) – burned untill the end, than gave me the power calibration error again.

I have ABIT NSF7-S (nforce2 board) with 4.41 nForce drivers, and nForce IDE MCP driver.

The nec drive is set as primary master.

…WTF?

and nForce IDE MCP driver.

That may very well be the root of your problem. Have you tried burning DVD before you installed the nVidia IDE driver? As far as I’m concern this IDE driver has a boat load of problems. You can always follow nVidia’s instructions and remove the IDE driver and see if the power calibration problem remains.

Also, have you tried switching the drive around (IDE 1/2, Master/Slave, stand alone/sharing channel)?

i was never able to use the nVidia SW driver due to boot problems.

I updated the MCP drivers to standard PCI IDE driver, bleh bleh.

Same problem.

I tried switching the dvd from Pri Master to Pri Secondary, but windows did not want to boot (needs primary master?)

I’ll try to switch it from pri to sec right now.

EDIT: updated date of latest burnt dvd in the original post.

Switching drive to secondary master did not help.

I will try it on a diff. pc now.

PS: will opening the drive and trying th clean the lens be viable?

Are there any things that you need to break / rip that will make it obvious the drive was opened?

alright, it did NOT work in the other computer.

I guess I need to consider my options.

A) Try to open it up and see if ther’s dust or something else that’s obvious.

B) Contact NEC (do they honor oem warranty? how long is it)

C) Buy another one, and return this one for refund as faulty.

hmm

I had some problems with burning (cd, not dvd) as well. After reading up, I found that putting my drive in multiword DMA mode solved the problem.

Just try that and see if it works. Another option is to revert back to NF2 drivers 2.03… this one works fine here on two systems, one equipped with a NEC 1300 burner…

i tried the drive in PIO mode, it didn’t work.

using it in a non nvidia system yeilded the same problems, so I’m sure it’s a non-driver issue.

I tried burning just 2 folders (almost empty) on a crappy dvd-r that i had w/ 1 gig compability thing. It burnt fine.

Than I tried burning an almost full dvd. And this is what I got


Windows XP 5.1
IA32
WinAspi: File 'Wnaspi32.dll': Ver=2.0.1.59, size=160016 bytes, created 1/29/2003 10:37:36 PM 
ahead WinASPI: File 'C:\Program Files\ahead\Nero\Wnaspi32.dll': Ver=2.0.1.59, size=160016 bytes, created 1/29/2003 10:37:36 PM 
Nero Version: 5.5.10.35
Recorder:             <_NEC DVD+RW ND-1100A>    Version: 1.A0 - HA 1 TA 0 - 5.5.10.35
 Adapter driver:      <atapi>                   HA 1
 Drive buffer  :      2048kB
 Bus Type      :      default (0) -> ATAPI, detected: ATAPI 
CD-ROM:               <TOSHIBA  DVD-ROM SD-M1212>Version: 1R22 - HA 0 TA 0 - 5.5.10.35
 Adapter driver:      <atapi>                   HA 0
 Bus Type      :      default (0) -> ATAPI, detected: ATAPI 

=== Scsi-Device-Map ===
CdRomPeripheral      : TOSHIBA DVD-ROM SD-M1212         atapi Port 0 ID 0  DMA: On 
CdRomPeripheral      : _NEC DVD+RW ND-1100A             atapi Port 1 ID 0  DMA: Off
DiskPeripheral       : WDC WD1200BB-00CAA0     16.0   SI3112r Port 2 ID 0  DMA:  ? 
CdRomPeripheral      : Generic STEALTH DVD           st3tiger Port 3 ID 0  DMA:  ? 
=======================

AutoRun : 1
Excluded drive IDs: 
CmdQueuing     : 1
CmdNotification: 2
WriteBufferSize: 74448896 (0) Byte
ShowDrvBufStat : 0
EraseSpeed     : 0
BUFE           : 0
Physical memory     : 511MB (523760kB)
Free physical memory: 127MB (130872kB)
Memory in use       : 75 %
Uncached PFiles: 0x0
Use Static Write Speed Table: 0
Use Inquiry    : 1
Global Bus Type: default (0)
Check supported media : Enabled (1) 
Wizard: Off

1.6.2003
UDF compilation
10:45:59 PM	#1 Text 0 File Isodoc.cpp, Line 7576
	Iso document burn settings
	------------------------------------------
	Determine maximum speed : FALSE
	Simulate                : FALSE
	Write                   : TRUE
	Finalize CD             : TRUE
	Multisession            : FALSE
	Burning mode            : DAO
	Mode                    : 1
	ISO Level               : 1 (Max. of 11 = 8 + 3 char)
	Character set           : ISO 9660
	Joliet                  : TRUE
	Allow pathdepth more than 8 directories : FALSE
	Allow more than 255 characters in path  : FALSE
	Write ISO9660 ;1 file extensions        : TRUE
	
10:45:59 PM	#2 Phase 111 File dlgbrnst.cpp, Line 1655
	DVD-Video files sorted
	
10:45:59 PM	#3 Text 0 File Reader.cpp, Line 115
	Reader running
	
10:45:59 PM	#4 Text 0 File Writer.cpp, Line 125
	Writer _NEC     DVD+RW ND-1100A  running
	
10:45:59 PM	#5 Text 0 File Burncd.cpp, Line 3737
	Turn on Disc-At-Once, using DVD media
	
10:45:59 PM	#6 Text 0 File ThreadedTransferInterface.cpp, Line 672
	Setup items (original item values)
	 0: TRM_DATA_MODE1 (CTransferItem)
	    2 indices, index0 (150) not provided
	    original CD pos #0 + 2258384 (2258384) = #2258384/501:51.59
	    relocatable, CD pos for caching/writing not required/required, no patch infos 
	--------------------------------------------------------------
	
10:46:00 PM	#7 Text 0 File DlgWaitCD.cpp, Line 222
	Last possible write address on media:  2295103 (510:01.28)
	Last address to be written:            2258383 (501:51.58)
	
10:46:00 PM	#8 Text 0 File DlgWaitCD.cpp, Line 227
	Write in overburning mode: FALSE
	
10:46:00 PM	#9 Text 0 File DlgWaitCD.cpp, Line 1680
	Recorder: _NEC DVD+RW ND-1100A, Media type: DVD+R
	
10:46:00 PM	#10 Text 0 File ThreadedTransferInterface.cpp, Line 824
	Prepare recorder _NEC     DVD+RW ND-1100A  for write in cue-sheet-DAO
	DAO infos:
	==========
	MCN: 
	TOCTYPE: 0x0   Session Closed, CD fixated
	Tracks 1 to 1:
	   TRM_DATA_MODE1, 2048/0x0, ISRC "", FilePos 0 307200 330510336
	
10:46:00 PM	#11 Text 0 File ThreadedTransferInterface.cpp, Line 672
	Setup items (after recorder preparation)
	 0: TRM_DATA_MODE1 (CTransferItem)
	    2 indices, index0 (150) not provided
	    original CD pos #0 + 2258384 (2258384) = #2258384/501:51.59
	    relocatable, CD pos for caching/writing not required/required, no patch infos 
	    -> TRM_DATA_MODE1, 2048, config 0, wanted index0 0 blocks, length 2258384 blocks [_NEC     DVD+RW ND-1100A ]
	--------------------------------------------------------------
	
10:46:00 PM	#12 Phase 24 File dlgbrnst.cpp, Line 1655
	Caching of files started
	
10:46:01 PM	#13 Phase 25 File dlgbrnst.cpp, Line 1655
	Caching of files completed
	
10:46:01 PM	#14 Phase 36 File dlgbrnst.cpp, Line 1655
	Burn process started at 4x (5,520 KB/s)
	
10:46:01 PM	#15 Text 0 File ThreadedTransferInterface.cpp, Line 1978
	Verifying CD position of item 0 (relocatable, CD pos, no patch infos, orig at #0): write at #0
	
10:46:01 PM	#16 SCSI -1066 File Cdrdrv.cpp, Line 1215
	SCSI Exec, HA 1, TA 0, LUN 0, buffer 0x022F7000
	Status:     0x04 (0x01, SCSI_ERR)
	HA-Status   0x00 (0x00, OK)
	TA-Status   0x02 (0x01, SCSI_TASTATUS_CHKCOND)
	Sense Key:  0x05 (KEY_ILLEGAL_REQUEST)
	Sense Code: 0x24
	Sense Qual: 0x00
	CDB Data:   0xAD 0x00 0x00 0x00 0x00 0x00 0x00 0x00 0x0C 0x00 0x00 0x00 
	Sense Data: 0x70 0x00 0x05 0x00 0x00 0x00 0x00 0x0A 
	            0x00 0x00 0x00 0x00 0x24 0x00 
	
10:46:01 PM	#17 Text 0 File DVDPlusRW.cpp, Line 442
	Start write address at LBA 0
	DVD high compatibility mode: Yes
	
11:23:01 PM	#18 Text 0 File WriterStatus.cpp, Line 115
	<_NEC     DVD+RW ND-1100A > start writing Lead-Out at LBA 2258384 (2275D0h), lenght 0 blocks
	
11:23:01 PM	#19 Text 0 File ThreadedTransfer.cpp, Line 222
	all writers idle, stopping conversion
	
11:23:40 PM	#20 SCSI -1106 File Cdrdrv.cpp, Line 1215
	SCSI Exec, HA 1, TA 0, LUN 0
	Status:     0x04 (0x01, SCSI_ERR)
	HA-Status   0x00 (0x00, OK)
	TA-Status   0x02 (0x01, SCSI_TASTATUS_CHKCOND)
	Sense Key:  0x03 (KEY_MEDIUM_ERROR)
	Sense Code: 0x73
	Sense Qual: 0x03
	CDB Data:   0x5B 0x01 0x01 0x00 0x00 0x01 0x00 0x00 0x00 0x00 0x00 0x00 
	Sense Data: 0x70 0x00 0x03 0x00 0x00 0x00 0x00 0x0A 
	            0x00 0x00 0x00 0x00 0x73 0x03 
	
11:23:40 PM	#21 SCSI -1176 File Cdrdrv.cpp, Line 1215
	SCSI Exec, HA 1, TA 0, LUN 0
	Status:     0x04 (0x01, SCSI_ERR)
	HA-Status   0x00 (0x00, OK)
	TA-Status   0x02 (0x01, SCSI_TASTATUS_CHKCOND)
	Sense Key:  0x05 (KEY_ILLEGAL_REQUEST)
	Sense Code: 0x72
	Sense Qual: 0x03
	CDB Data:   0x5B 0x01 0x06 0x00 0x00 0x00 0x00 0x00 0x00 0x00 0x00 0x00 
	Sense Data: 0x70 0x00 0x05 0x00 0x00 0x00 0x00 0x0A 
	            0x00 0x00 0x00 0x00 0x72 0x03 
	
11:23:40 PM	#22 CDR -1106 File ThreadedTransferInterface.cpp, Line 1468
	Power calibration error
	
11:23:40 PM	#23 TRANSFER -24 File ThreadedTransferInterface.cpp, Line 1468
	Could not perform end of Disc-At-Once
	
11:23:41 PM	#24 Phase 38 File dlgbrnst.cpp, Line 1655
	Burn process failed at 4x (5,520 KB/s)
	
11:23:41 PM	#25 Text 0 File Scsicmd.cpp, Line 406
	SCSI not using temporary buffers
	20 out of 20 temporary buffers allocated
	

Existing drivers:
File 'WNASPINT.DLL': Ver=V1.17, size=55808 bytes, created 9/19/2002 12:00:00 AM 
File 'Drivers\atapi.sys': Ver=5.1.2600.1106 (xpsp1.020828-1920), size=86912 bytes, created 8/29/2002 1:27:50 AM (Adapter driver for rec)

Registry Keys:
HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\WinLogon\AllocateCDROMs : 0 (Security Option) 

You are aware that nVidia pulled the 4.41 nForce drivers within a day as they are bad to the bone. They have gone back to only offering the 2.03 drivers after they found out the 4.42 driver was just as bad.

The IDE driver portion of nForce 2.41 is bad, I have no problem using it by deleting the IDE and Sound folders before installing the unified driver. I’d do a format reinstall to clean up the nForce IDE driver.

I switched from the nVidia IDE drivers, but i’m positive this is not a driver problems (as it did not work in a different system)

I also asked the same question on the rpc1.org forum, and after taking it apart, and reading about the pioneer A04 problem, I have a possible solution but need some help.

http://forum.rpc1.org/viewtopic.php?t=14555

I tried what you did, but I can’t get it open correctly, I think. When I open it I see a green card and I can’t get it loose. What am I doing wrong?

to take off the pcb you pull out the ribbon cables (the biggest one has a little lock, which u have to pull out first), than there are 2 plastic clips that are holding it. when you take it off, there are 2 wires that go to the motor, you can’t take the pcb off completely until you either rip the wires off and than resolder them (it’s easy) or unscrew the motor.

which reminds me, i have to put the cover back on and screw it together, as I was testing it and did not do that after confirming that it works.