I bought my NEC 3500 about a week ago. I am running windows xp pro, and have the drive connected on 2nd ide as master with no slave.
I am having a problem since day one that intermittently when I try to burn a cd or dvd in Nero 6 (upgraded to latest version) I will get an “power Calibration error” in nero. If I retry the same disc a couple of times then it burns fine. I get this error in any other software aswell, i.e. Discjuggler, Alcohol. The funny thing is even if I do a simulation then that also fails with a power calibration error.
The blank dvds are bulkpaq-r 8x orange which are supposed to be good, and the cdr are infiniti 80min which i have burnt 100s of on my Plextor 161040 cdburner with no trouble.
Is this drive defective?. I thought the NEC 3500 was supposed to be good, so far its been worse than crap for me.
Anyone have any ideas, should I return the drive. Is the NEC 3500 FUSSY about media?. If so, which 16x DL dvd writer ISNT FUSSY about media?.
Thanks for any help