NEC 2510 + Verbatim DL: Power calibration error?!?

Hello all.

I am trying to burn my first dvd9 disks and am having problems. Previously this drive has worked great with dvd5 burns on a variety of media (and continues to). I bought two packs of Verbatim DVD+R DL 2.4x from Amazon and can’t get them to burn. Nero (6.6.0.18) fails with power calibration errors as it starts to write the lead-in. My NEC 2510 came to me from New Egg with firmware version 2.06 :eek: about 6 months ago. After much searching I found version 2.15 and flashed from that to 2.18. I am not sure what else to do to fix the problem.

Here’s the log from one of the failures:

Windows XP 5.1
IA32
WinAspi: File ‘Wnaspi32.dll’: Ver=4.71 (0002), size=45056 bytes, created 7/17/2002 10:03:20 AM
ahead WinASPI: File ‘C:\Program Files\Nero\Nero\Wnaspi32.dll’: Ver=2.0.1.74, size=164112 bytes, created 10/26/2004 6:35:34 PM
Nero Version: 6.6.0.18
Internal Version: 6, 6, 0, 18e

Recorder: <_NEC DVD_RW ND-2510A> Version: 2.18 - HA 1 TA 0 - 6.6.0.18
Adapter driver: <atapi> HA 1
Drive buffer : 2048kB
Bus Type : default (0) -> ATAPI, detected: ATAPI
CD-ROM: <SAMSUNG DVD-ROM SD-816B >Version: H002 - HA 1 TA 1 - 6.6.0.18
Adapter driver: <atapi> HA 1

=== Scsi-Device-Map ===
DiskPeripheral : Maxtor 6E040L0 atapi Port 0 ID 0 DMA: On
DiskPeripheral : ST3200822A atapi Port 0 ID 1 DMA: On
CdRomPeripheral : _NEC DVD_RW ND-2510A atapi Port 1 ID 0 DMA: On
CdRomPeripheral : SAMSUNG DVD-ROM SD-816B atapi Port 1 ID 1 DMA: Off
CdRomPeripheral : NERO IMAGEDRIVE2 2.26 imagedrv Port 2 ID 0 DMA: Off

=== CDRom-Device-Map ===
_NEC DVD_RW ND-2510A D: CDRom0
SAMSUNG DVD-ROM SD-816B F: CDRom1
NERO IMAGEDRIVE2 J: CDRom2

AutoRun : 1
Excluded drive IDs:
WriteBufferSize: 83886080 (0) Byte
ShowDrvBufStat : 0
BUFE : 0
Physical memory : 1022MB (1046528kB)
Free physical memory: 137MB (141044kB)
Memory in use : 86 %
Uncached PFiles: 0x0
Use Inquiry : 1
Global Bus Type: default (0)
Check supported media : Disabled (0)

6.1.2006
ISO compilation
9:33:11 PM #1 Text 0 File Isodoc.cpp, Line 6359
Iso document burn settings

Determine maximum speed : FALSE
Simulate : FALSE
Write : TRUE
Finalize CD : TRUE
Multisession : FALSE
Burning mode : DAO
Mode : 1
ISO Level : 2 (Max. of 31 chars)
Character set : ISO 9660
Joliet : TRUE
Allow pathdepth more than 8 directories : TRUE
Allow more than 255 characters in path : TRUE
Write ISO9660 ;1 file extensions : TRUE

9:33:12 PM #2 Text 0 File Reader.cpp, Line 127
Reader running

9:33:12 PM #3 Text 0 File Writer.cpp, Line 122
Writer _NEC DVD_RW ND-2510A running

9:33:12 PM #4 ISO9660GEN -11 File geniso.cpp, Line 3309
First writeable address = 0 (0x00000000)

9:33:12 PM #5 Text 0 File Burncd.cpp, Line 3233
Turn on Disc-At-Once, using DVD media

9:33:12 PM #6 Text 0 File DlgWaitCD.cpp, Line 270
Last possible write address on media: 3806559 (845:54.09, 7434MB)
Last address to be written: 3806543 (845:53.68, 7434MB)

9:33:12 PM #7 Text 0 File DlgWaitCD.cpp, Line 282
Write in overburning mode: NO

9:33:12 PM #8 Text 0 File DlgWaitCD.cpp, Line 2483
Recorder: _NEC DVD_RW ND-2510A, Media type: DVD+R9 Double Layer

9:33:12 PM #9 Text 0 File DlgWaitCD.cpp, Line 448
>>> Protocol of DlgWaitCD activities: <<<

9:33:12 PM #10 Text 0 File ThreadedTransferInterface.cpp, Line 838
Setup items (after recorder preparation)
0: TRM_DATA_MODE1 ()
2 indices, index0 (150) not provided
original disc pos #0 + 3806544 (3806544) = #3806544/845:53.69
relocatable, disc pos for caching/writing not required/ required, no patch infos
-> TRM_DATA_MODE1, 2048, config 0, wanted index0 0 blocks, length 3806544 blocks [_NEC DVD_RW ND-2510A]

9:33:12 PM #11 Text 0 File ThreadedTransferInterface.cpp, Line 1051
Prepare recorder [_NEC DVD_RW ND-2510A] for write in CUE-sheet-DAO
DAO infos:

MCN: “”
TOCType: 0x00; Session Closed, disc fixated
Tracks 1 to 1:
1: TRM_DATA_MODE1, 2048/0x00, FilePos 0 0 7795802112, ISRC “”
DAO layout:

Start|Track|Idx|CtrlAdr|RecDep_____
0 | lead-in | 0 | 0x41 | 0x00
0 | 1 | 0 | 0x41 | 0x00
0 | 1 | 1 | 0x41 | 0x00
3806544 | lead-out | 1 | 0x41 | 0x00

9:33:12 PM #12 Phase 24 File dlgbrnst.cpp, Line 1832
Caching of files started

9:33:13 PM #13 Text 0 File Burncd.cpp, Line 4122
Cache writing successful.

9:33:13 PM #14 Phase 25 File dlgbrnst.cpp, Line 1832
Caching of files completed

9:33:13 PM #15 Phase 36 File dlgbrnst.cpp, Line 1832
Burn process started at 2.4x (3,324 KB/s)

9:33:13 PM #16 Text 0 File ThreadedTransferInterface.cpp, Line 2661
Verifying disc position of item 0 (relocatable, disc pos, no patch infos, orig at #0): write at #0

9:33:13 PM #17 Text 0 File DVDPlusDualLayer.cpp, Line 476
L0 Data Zone Capacity already set to 1903280 (1D0AB0h, 3717MB), requested last LBA L0 0 (0h, 0MB) ignored

9:33:13 PM #18 Text 0 File DVDPlusDualLayer.cpp, Line 639
L0 Data Zone Capacity not set.
Max LBA L0 1903279 (1D0AAFh, 3717MB), next writable address 0 (0h, 0MB)

9:33:13 PM #19 CDR -1205 File DVDPlusDualLayer.cpp, Line 655
Burning Layer 1

9:33:13 PM #20 Text 0 File DVDPlusDualLayer.cpp, Line 665
Start writing layer 1 at address 0 (0h)
Recording mode: unknown Recording Mode

9:33:13 PM #21 SCSI -1066 File Cdrdrv.cpp, Line 1182
SCSI Exec, HA 1, TA 0, LUN 0, buffer 0x04B90400
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 0x08 0x04 0x00 0x00
Sense Data: 0x70 0x00 0x05 0x00 0x00 0x00 0x00 0x0A
0x00 0x00 0x00 0x00 0x24 0x00

9:33:13 PM #22 Text 0 File DVDR.cpp, Line 6573
Book Type counter: 500, Book Type selected in EEPROM, command version 2

9:33:13 PM #23 SCSI -1066 File Cdrdrv.cpp, Line 1182
SCSI Exec, HA 1, TA 0, LUN 0, buffer 0x03905600
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: 0xC9 0x02 0x02 0x01 0x42 0x54 0x59 0x50 0x45 0x01 0x00 0x00
Sense Data: 0x70 0x00 0x05 0x00 0x00 0x00 0x00 0x0A
0x00 0x00 0x00 0x00 0x24 0x00

9:33:13 PM #24 Text 0 File DVDR.cpp, Line 6573
Book Type counter: 500, Book Type selected in EEPROM, command version 2

9:33:13 PM #25 Text 0 File DVDR.cpp, Line 6573
Book Type counter: 500, Book Type selected in EEPROM, command version 2

9:33:13 PM #26 Text 0 File DVDR.cpp, Line 5600
Drive: _NEC DVD_RW ND-2510A
Book Type request [NEC]: DVD-ROM, write to RAM
select Book Type setting from RAM
Changing the Book Type was finished successfully, return code 0

9:33:13 PM #27 CDR -1207 File DVDR.cpp, Line 5306
Book Type automatically set to: DVD-ROM

9:33:13 PM #28 Text 0 File DVDPlusRW.cpp, Line 659
Start write address at LBA 0
DVD high compatibility mode: Yes

9:33:32 PM #29 SCSI -1106 File Cdrdrv.cpp, Line 1436
SCSI Exec, HA 1, TA 0, LUN 0, buffer 0x03320000
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: 0x2A 0x00 0x00 0x00 0x00 0x00 0x00 0x00 0x20 0x00 0x00 0x00
Sense Data: 0x70 0x00 0x03 0x00 0x00 0x00 0x00 0x0A
0x00 0x00 0x00 0x00 0x73 0x03

9:33:32 PM #30 CDR -1106 File Writer.cpp, Line 311
Power calibration error

9:33:32 PM #31 Text 0 File ThreadedTransfer.cpp, Line 228
all writers idle, stopping conversion

9:33:32 PM #32 Text 0 File ThreadedTransfer.cpp, Line 222
conversion idle, stopping reader

9:33:33 PM #33 Phase 127 File dlgbrnst.cpp, Line 1832
Generating DVD high compatibility borders

9:33:33 PM #34 Phase 129 File dlgbrnst.cpp, Line 1832
Generating DVD borders completed successfully

9:33:33 PM #35 Text 0 File DVDR.cpp, Line 6573
Book Type counter: 500, Book Type selected in RAM, command version 2

9:33:33 PM #36 Text 0 File DVDR.cpp, Line 6573
Book Type counter: 500, Book Type selected in RAM, command version 2

9:33:33 PM #37 Text 0 File DVDR.cpp, Line 5600
Drive: _NEC DVD_RW ND-2510A
Book Type request [NEC]: DVD-ROM, write to RAM
select Book Type setting from RAM
Changing the Book Type was finished successfully, return code 0

9:33:33 PM #38 Phase 38 File dlgbrnst.cpp, Line 1832
Burn process failed at 2.4x (3,324 KB/s)

Existing drivers:
File ‘Drivers\ADPU160M.SYS’: Ver=v3.60a (Lab01_N(johnstra).010529-2218), size=101888 bytes, created 8/29/2002 6:00:00 AM
File ‘Drivers\CDRALW2K.SYS’: Ver=6.2.0.132 , size=24698 bytes, created 10/22/2003 8:15:02 PM
File ‘Drivers\ASPI32.SYS’: Ver=4.71 (0002) built by: WinDDK, size=16512 bytes, created 7/17/2002 9:05:10 AM
File ‘Drivers\InCDfs.SYS’: Ver=4, 3, 11, 1, size=99456 bytes, created 1/3/2005 11:33:44 AM (InCD4 driver for win NT/2K/XP)
File ‘Drivers\InCDpass.SYS’: Ver=4, 3, 11, 1, size=28928 bytes, created 1/3/2005 11:33:24 AM (InCD4 driver for win NT/2K/XP)
File ‘Drivers\InCDrec.SYS’: Ver=4, 3, 11, 1, size=8704 bytes, created 1/3/2005 11:33:46 AM (InCD4 driver for win NT/2K/XP)
File ‘Drivers\atapi.sys’: Ver=5.1.2600.2180 (xpsp_sp2_rtm.040803-2158), size=95360 bytes, created 8/3/2004 11:59:42 PM (Adapter driver for rec)

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

Nero can not burn DL movie backups. You have to use dvd d. in ‘iso read’ mode. then use dvd d. or IMGburn to burn in ‘iso write mode’.

For firmware try 2f8 or 2f9. http://www.micheldeboer.nl/firmware/

I knew I left something out… I was trying to burn an iso disk of avi files and folders. I downloaded Nero 7 and got the same thing :confused: .

Thanks, Mary

i agree that one of the latest firmwares would probably be best. i would suggest checking out the liggy dee firmwares for best results

Do these modified firmwares have a good track record? I don’t want to fry my drive.

Thanks.

yes

Well, I used the “Liggy’s and Dee’s NEC ND2510A 205c modified firmware with RIPLOCK removed, RPC1 Patch and Bitsetting on DL media only” and got the same error. Could I have gotten a bad pack of disks? I am now creating an img file which I will then attempt to burn… I’m not holding out much hope.

CRAP! More of the same. :sad:

i suppose it could be the drive. the discs are supposed to be perfect. i guess i haven’t seen any issues with mkm 01. when i check the LD website http://liggydee.cdfreaks.com/page/2500/ it looks like the DL media strats are the same version in 2.18 2F8 and 205c so not sure if any of them are going to change your writing issue. i assume that the disc is not dead or written to after the error right? hopefully you are not wasting expensive discs each time you try. :frowning:

one thing i noticed from the your log is that incd is installed. please uninstall and see if that makes a difference.

i would also suggest removing the 4.71 aspi and trying 4.60. might want to try forceaspi for that

Using ASPI 4.60 is a good idea here (doesn’t count for Nero, has its own).

It could be the age of your drive eventually.

Thanks for your replies folks. I went ahead and ordered a new NEC 3550 from NewEgg’s weekend sale. Along with ten more Verbatim DL discs. Hopefully the new drive will work without trouble. My hard drive is really filling up and I need to get stuff archived!

Thanks again.