sorry for my english
i have a big problem. I have bought a NEC-ND1300A before 1.2 years.
The writer ond the first months writes all the dvd-s correctly withount problems.
BUT from many months ago now i have always an error message: "power calibration error" .
I have nero6. I have the firmware in the writer: 1.0B. (i have no ewer found on the net). Chaintech 7NJL1 mainboard, 8 pin original tube IDEcables. 3 HDD-s ( 120G Segate, 120G Hitachi, 80G WD (the dvdwriter is in one cable with 80G WD).
I have now reinstalled windows, and the problem was gone, BUT after I write 4 dvd-s without error, then 1 day later the problem come again. I CHANGED NOTHING IN WINDOWS, NOT INSTALLED NEW PROGRAM AND UNMOUNTED ALL ALCOHOL120 virual drives.
The 4 goodwritten DVD-s was Ridata DVD-R 8x, the 1 empty what i found and cannot write is Ridata G04 4x. (from the Ridata 4x have i writed from months ago good issues too, but later comes always the message "laser (or) power calibration error " (the hungarian version of nero say's "laser" the english "power".
I have 420W chieftec power inside my tower.
The "regular" procedure is always:
1.i insert the image in nero6
2 i start the burn
3. the dvdwriters led is burning and the HDD leds too (always the same effect on all three HDD-s)
4. waiting waiting...
5. if i have bad luck, the writer is begin the lead in and the error message come by 1%. if i have "good luck", the writer begins not the lead in, so the empty dvd goes not in the trashcan.
I have defragmented the partitions HDD-s too.
I have on the first error times back the writer to the computer shop. The guys updated the firmware from 1.07 to 1.0B and the problem gone. but not forewer :(( after 8-10 good piece it begins again the error messages...
PLEASE SOMEBODY HELP ME, BECAUSE on the writer the 1 year warranty is over now :(((
VERY BIG THX !