Possible Hardware Error

Hello, this is my first post. Ive been trying for days to figure out what is wrong with my cd/dvd burner. It had been working fine, being as Ive only had it a few months. Ive gotten as far as burning maybe 4 tracks on an album, then down to 1, but now I keep the same info on error logs when trying. I thought the best thing was to post my error log and maybe someone could take a look at it for me. Ive gone as far as disconnecting my external hd, also disconnecting my cd drive which was set as “slave” on the with the cd/dvd burner set as master. But to no avail. Ive tried memorex, napster, ativa, and sony as media. The drive still plays cd’s, jsut wont burn.
Any help you might give would be most appreciated. Ive included my last nero log file.

Thank you,
TT

Windows XP 5.1
IA32
WinAspi: -
ahead WinASPI: File ‘C:\Program Files\Ahead
ero\Wnaspi32.dll’: Ver=2.0.1.74, size=164112 bytes, created 10/26/2004 7:35:32 AM
Nero Version: 6.6.0.15
Internal Version: 6, 6, 0, 15j
(Nero Express)
Recorder: <HL-DT-ST DVDRRW GSA-4166B>Version: 1.02 - HA 1 TA 0 - 6.6.0.15
Adapter driver: <atapi> HA 1
Drive buffer : 2048kB
Bus Type : default (0) -> ATAPI, detected: ATAPI
CD-ROM: <HL-DT-ST DVDRRW GSA-4166B>Version: 1.02 - HA 1 TA 0 - 6.6.0.15
Adapter driver: <atapi> HA 1

=== Scsi-Device-Map ===
DiskPeripheral : WDC WD200BB-75AUA1 atapi Port 0 ID 0 DMA: On
CdRomPeripheral : HL-DT-ST DVDRRW GSA-4166B atapi Port 1 ID 0 DMA: On

=== CDRom-Device-Map ===
HL-DT-ST DVDRRW GSA-4166B E: CDRom0

AutoRun : 1
Excluded drive IDs:
WriteBufferSize: 74448896 (0) Byte
ShowDrvBufStat : 0
BUFE : 0
Physical memory : 511MB (523568kB)
Free physical memory: 232MB (238108kB)
Memory in use : 54 %
Uncached PFiles: 0x0
Use Inquiry : 1
Global Bus Type: default (0)
Check supported media : Disabled (0)

18.11.2006
Audio CD
6:35:45 PM #1 CDADOC -1 File Cdadoc.cpp, Line 1465
Audio item log info:
Audio document burn settings:
=============================
Burn mode: DAO,
CD Text: On,
Cache disk or network files: No,
Cache small files: No,
Cache files smaller than 65536 bytes.
Audio Multisession: No
List of audio tracks:
=====================
Track 01: Length: 03:28.67, Pause frames: 150, Filters: 0, Name: ‘01-How Do You Like Me Now.mp3’.
Track 02: Length: 03:39.45, Pause frames: 150, Filters: 0, Name: ‘02-When Country Comes To Town.MP3’.
Track 03: Length: 03:43.37, Pause frames: 150, Filters: 0, Name: ‘03-You Shouldn’t Kiss Me Like This.mp3’.
Track 04: Length: 02:42.51, Pause frames: 150, Filters: 0, Name: ‘04-I’m Just Talking About Tonight.mp3’.
Track 05: Length: 03:03.73, Pause frames: 150, Filters: 0, Name: ‘05-I Want to Talk About Me.mp3’.
Track 06: Length: 03:21.08, Pause frames: 150, Filters: 0, Name: ‘06-My List.mp3’.
Track 07: Length: 03:16.23, Pause frames: 150, Filters: 0, Name: ‘07-Courtesy Of The Red, White And Blue (The Angry American).mp3’.
Track 08: Length: 03:57.49, Pause frames: 150, Filters: 0, Name: ‘08-Whos Your Daddy.mp3’.
Track 09: Length: 03:24.03, Pause frames: 150, Filters: 0, Name: ‘09-Beer For My Horses.mp3’.
Track 10: Length: 03:34.19, Pause frames: 150, Filters: 0, Name: ‘10-Stays In Mexico.mp3’.
Track 11: Length: 03:32.06, Pause frames: 150, Filters: 0, Name: ‘11-Mockingbird (duet with Krystal).mp3’.
Track 12: Length: 03:34.32, Pause frames: 150, Filters: 0, Name: ‘12-Go With Her.mp3’.
Track 13: Length: 02:27.18, Pause frames: 150, Filters: 0, Name: ‘13-You Ain’t Much Fun.mp3’.
Track 14: Length: 03:33.49, Pause frames: 150, Filters: 0, Name: ‘14-Should Have Been A Cowboy.mp3’.
Total size: 47:47.30

6:35:45 PM #2 Text 0 File Burncd.cpp, Line 2946
HL-DT-ST DVDRRW GSA-4166B
Buffer underrun protection activated

6:35:45 PM #3 Text 0 File Reader.cpp, Line 127
Reader running

6:35:45 PM #4 Text 0 File AudioCompilationImpl.cpp, Line 842
DRM: StartDrmRecording(RealRec:1, ImageRec:0, Copies:1)
DRM: Beginning burn process.

6:35:45 PM #5 Text 0 File Writer.cpp, Line 122
Writer HL-DT-ST DVDRRW GSA-4166B running

6:35:45 PM #6 Text 0 File Burncd.cpp, Line 3231
Turn on Disc-At-Once, using CD-R/RW media

6:35:45 PM #7 Text 0 File DlgWaitCD.cpp, Line 269
Last possible write address on media: 359845 ( 79:59.70)
Last address to be written: 214904 ( 47:47.29)

6:35:45 PM #8 Text 0 File DlgWaitCD.cpp, Line 281
Write in overburning mode: NO (enabled: CD)

6:35:45 PM #9 Text 0 File DlgWaitCD.cpp, Line 2477
Recorder: HL-DT-ST DVDRRW GSA-4166B;
CDR code: 00 97 26 66; OSJ entry from: CMC Magnetics Corporation
ATIP Data:
Special Info [hex] 1: D0 00 98, 2: 61 1A 42 (LI 97:26.66), 3: 4F 3B 47 (LO 79:59.71)
Additional Info [hex] 1: 00 00 80 (invalid), 2: 00 80 00 (invalid), 3: 00 00 00 (invalid)

6:35:45 PM #10 Text 0 File DlgWaitCD.cpp, Line 447
>>> Protocol of DlgWaitCD activities: <<<
=========================================

6:35:45 PM #11 Text 0 File ThreadedTransferInterface.cpp, Line 830
Setup items (after recorder preparation)
0: TRM_AUDIO_NOPRE (01-How Do You Like Me Now.mp3)
2 indices, index0 (150) not provided
original disc pos #0 + 15667 (15667) = #15667/3:28.67
relocatable, disc pos for caching/writing not required/not required, no patch infos
-> TRM_AUDIO_NOPRE, 2352, config 0, wanted index0 0 blocks, length 15667 blocks [HL-DT-ST DVDRRW GSA-4166B]
1: TRM_AUDIO_NOPRE (02-When Country Comes To Town.MP3)
2 indices, index0 (150) not provided
original disc pos #0 + 16470 (16470) = #16470/3:39.45
relocatable, disc pos for caching/writing not required/not required, no patch infos
-> TRM_AUDIO_NOPRE, 2352, config 0, wanted index0 0 blocks, length 16470 blocks [HL-DT-ST DVDRRW GSA-4166B]
2: TRM_AUDIO_NOPRE (03-You Shouldn’t Kiss Me Like This.mp3)
2 indices, index0 (150) not provided
original disc pos #0 + 16762 (16762) = #16762/3:43.37
relocatable, disc pos for caching/writing not required/not required, no patch infos
-> TRM_AUDIO_NOPRE, 2352, config 0, wanted index0 0 blocks, length 16762 blocks [HL-DT-ST DVDRRW GSA-4166B]
3: TRM_AUDIO_NOPRE (04-I’m Just Talking About Tonight.mp3)
2 indices, index0 (150) not provided
original disc pos #0 + 12201 (12201) = #12201/2:42.51
relocatable, disc pos for caching/writing not required/not required, no patch infos
-> TRM_AUDIO_NOPRE, 2352, config 0, wanted index0 0 blocks, length 12201 blocks [HL-DT-ST DVDRRW GSA-4166B]
4: TRM_AUDIO_NOPRE (05-I Want to Talk About Me.mp3)
2 indices, index0 (150) not provided
original disc pos #0 + 13798 (13798) = #13798/3:3.73
relocatable, disc pos for caching/writing not required/not required, no patch infos
-> TRM_AUDIO_NOPRE, 2352, config 0, wanted index0 0 blocks, length 13798 blocks [HL-DT-ST DVDRRW GSA-4166B]
5: TRM_AUDIO_NOPRE (06-My List.mp3)
2 indices, index0 (150) not provided
original disc pos #0 + 15083 (15083) = #15083/3:21.8
relocatable, disc pos for caching/writing not required/not required, no patch infos
-> TRM_AUDIO_NOPRE, 2352, config 0, wanted index0 0 blocks, length 15083 blocks [HL-DT-ST DVDRRW GSA-4166B]
6: TRM_AUDIO_NOPRE (07-Courtesy Of The Red, White And Blue (The Angry American).mp3)
2 indices, index0 (150) not provided
original disc pos #0 + 14723 (14723) = #14723/3:16.23
relocatable, disc pos for caching/writing not required/not required, no patch infos
-> TRM_AUDIO_NOPRE, 2352, config 0, wanted index0 0 blocks, length 14723 blocks [HL-DT-ST DVDRRW GSA-4166B]
7: TRM_AUDIO_NOPRE (08-Whos Your Daddy.mp3)
2 indices, index0 (150) not provided
original disc pos #0 + 17824 (17824) = #17824/3:57.49
relocatable, disc pos for caching/writing not required/not required, no patch infos
-> TRM_AUDIO_NOPRE, 2352, config 0, wanted index0 0 blocks, length 17824 blocks [HL-DT-ST DVDRRW GSA-4166B]
8: TRM_AUDIO_NOPRE (09-Beer For My Horses.mp3)
2 indices, index0 (150) not provided
original disc pos #0 + 15303 (15303) = #15303/3:24.3
relocatable, disc pos for caching/writing not required/not required, no patch infos
-> TRM_AUDIO_NOPRE, 2352, config 0, wanted index0 0 blocks, length 15303 blocks [HL-DT-ST DVDRRW GSA-4166B]
9: TRM_AUDIO_NOPRE (10-Stays In Mexico.mp3)
2 indices, index0 (150) not provided
original disc pos #0 + 16069 (16069) = #16069/3:34.19
relocatable, disc pos for caching/writing not required/not required, no patch infos
-> TRM_AUDIO_NOPRE, 2352, config 0, wanted index0 0 blocks, length 16069 blocks [HL-DT-ST DVDRRW GSA-4166B]
10: TRM_AUDIO_NOPRE (11-Mockingbird (duet with Krystal).mp3)
2 indices, index0 (150) not provided
original disc pos #0 + 15906 (15906) = #15906/3:32.6
relocatable, disc pos for caching/writing not required/not required, no patch infos
-> TRM_AUDIO_NOPRE, 2352, config 0, wanted index0 0 blocks, length 15906 blocks [HL-DT-ST DVDRRW GSA-4166B]
11: TRM_AUDIO_NOPRE (12-Go With Her.mp3)
2 indices, index0 (150) not provided
original disc pos #0 + 16082 (16082) = #16082/3:34.32
relocatable, disc pos for caching/writing not required/not required, no patch infos
-> TRM_AUDIO_NOPRE, 2352, config 0, wanted index0 0 blocks, length 16082 blocks [HL-DT-ST DVDRRW GSA-4166B]
12: TRM_AUDIO_NOPRE (13-You Ain’t Much Fun.mp3)
2 indices, index0 (150) not provided
original disc pos #0 + 11043 (11043) = #11043/2:27.18
relocatable, disc pos for caching/writing not required/not required, no patch infos
-> TRM_AUDIO_NOPRE, 2352, config 0, wanted index0 0 blocks, length 11043 blocks [HL-DT-ST DVDRRW GSA-4166B]
13: TRM_AUDIO_NOPRE (14-Should Have Been A Cowboy.mp3)
2 indices, index0 (150) not provided
original disc pos #0 + 16024 (16024) = #16024/3:33.49
relocatable, disc pos for caching/writing not required/not required, no patch infos
-> TRM_AUDIO_NOPRE, 2352, config 0, wanted index0 0 blocks, length 16024 blocks [HL-DT-ST DVDRRW GSA-4166B]
--------------------------------------------------------------

6:35:45 PM #12 Text 0 File ThreadedTransferInterface.cpp, Line 1043
Prepare recorder [HL-DT-ST DVDRRW GSA-4166B] for write in CUE-sheet-DAO
DAO infos:
==========
MCN: “”
TOCType: 0x00; Session Closed, disc fixated
Tracks 1 to 14:
1: TRM_AUDIO_NOPRE, 2352/0x00, FilePos 0 352800 37201584, ISRC “”
2: TRM_AUDIO_NOPRE, 2352/0x00, FilePos 37201584 37554384 76291824, ISRC “”
3: TRM_AUDIO_NOPRE, 2352/0x00, FilePos 76291824 76644624 116068848, ISRC “”
4: TRM_AUDIO_NOPRE, 2352/0x00, FilePos 116068848 116421648 145118400, ISRC “”
5: TRM_AUDIO_NOPRE, 2352/0x00, FilePos 145118400 145471200 177924096, ISRC “”
6: TRM_AUDIO_NOPRE, 2352/0x00, FilePos 177924096 178276896 213752112, ISRC “”
7: TRM_AUDIO_NOPRE, 2352/0x00, FilePos 213752112 214104912 248733408, ISRC “”
8: TRM_AUDIO_NOPRE, 2352/0x00, FilePos 248733408 249086208 291008256, ISRC “”
9: TRM_AUDIO_NOPRE, 2352/0x00, FilePos 291008256 291361056 327353712, ISRC “”
10: TRM_AUDIO_NOPRE, 2352/0x00, FilePos 327353712 327706512 365500800, ISRC “”
11: TRM_AUDIO_NOPRE, 2352/0x00, FilePos 365500800 365853600 403264512, ISRC “”
12: TRM_AUDIO_NOPRE, 2352/0x00, FilePos 403264512 403617312 441442176, ISRC “”
13: TRM_AUDIO_NOPRE, 2352/0x00, FilePos 441442176 441794976 467768112, ISRC “”
14: TRM_AUDIO_NOPRE, 2352/0x00, FilePos 467768112 468120912 505809360, ISRC “”
DAO layout:
===========
Start|Track|Idx|CtrlAdr|RecDep_____
-150 | lead-in | 0 | 0x01 | 0x00
-150 | 1 | 0 | 0x21 | 0x00
0 | 1 | 1 | 0x21 | 0x00
15667 | 2 | 0 | 0x21 | 0x00
15817 | 2 | 1 | 0x21 | 0x00
32287 | 3 | 0 | 0x21 | 0x00
32437 | 3 | 1 | 0x21 | 0x00
49199 | 4 | 0 | 0x21 | 0x00
49349 | 4 | 1 | 0x21 | 0x00
61550 | 5 | 0 | 0x21 | 0x00
61700 | 5 | 1 | 0x21 | 0x00
75498 | 6 | 0 | 0x21 | 0x00
75648 | 6 | 1 | 0x21 | 0x00
90731 | 7 | 0 | 0x21 | 0x00
90881 | 7 | 1 | 0x21 | 0x00
105604 | 8 | 0 | 0x21 | 0x00
105754 | 8 | 1 | 0x21 | 0x00
123578 | 9 | 0 | 0x21 | 0x00
123728 | 9 | 1 | 0x21 | 0x00
139031 | 10 | 0 | 0x21 | 0x00
139181 | 10 | 1 | 0x21 | 0x00
155250 | 11 | 0 | 0x21 | 0x00
155400 | 11 | 1 | 0x21 | 0x00
171306 | 12 | 0 | 0x21 | 0x00
171456 | 12 | 1 | 0x21 | 0x00
187538 | 13 | 0 | 0x21 | 0x00
187688 | 13 | 1 | 0x21 | 0x00
198731 | 14 | 0 | 0x21 | 0x00
198881 | 14 | 1 | 0x21 | 0x00
214905 | lead-out | 1 | 0x01 | 0x00

6:35:46 PM #13 Phase 36 File dlgbrnst.cpp, Line 1832
Burn process started at 16x (2,400 KB/s)

6:35:46 PM #14 Text 0 File ThreadedTransferInterface.cpp, Line 2644
Verifying disc position of item 0 (relocatable, no disc pos, no patch infos, orig at #0): write at #0

6:35:46 PM #15 Text 0 File ThreadedTransferInterface.cpp, Line 2644
Verifying disc position of item 1 (relocatable, no disc pos, no patch infos, orig at #0): write at #15817

6:35:46 PM #16 Text 0 File ThreadedTransferInterface.cpp, Line 2644
Verifying disc position of item 2 (relocatable, no disc pos, no patch infos, orig at #0): write at #32437

6:35:46 PM #17 Text 0 File ThreadedTransferInterface.cpp, Line 2644
Verifying disc position of item 3 (relocatable, no disc pos, no patch infos, orig at #0): write at #49349

6:35:46 PM #18 Text 0 File ThreadedTransferInterface.cpp, Line 2644
Verifying disc position of item 4 (relocatable, no disc pos, no patch infos, orig at #0): write at #61700

6:35:46 PM #19 Text 0 File ThreadedTransferInterface.cpp, Line 2644
Verifying disc position of item 5 (relocatable, no disc pos, no patch infos, orig at #0): write at #75648

6:35:46 PM #20 Text 0 File ThreadedTransferInterface.cpp, Line 2644
Verifying disc position of item 6 (relocatable, no disc pos, no patch infos, orig at #0): write at #90881

6:35:46 PM #21 Text 0 File ThreadedTransferInterface.cpp, Line 2644
Verifying disc position of item 7 (relocatable, no disc pos, no patch infos, orig at #0): write at #105754

6:35:46 PM #22 Text 0 File ThreadedTransferInterface.cpp, Line 2644
Verifying disc position of item 8 (relocatable, no disc pos, no patch infos, orig at #0): write at #123728

6:35:46 PM #23 Text 0 File ThreadedTransferInterface.cpp, Line 2644
Verifying disc position of item 9 (relocatable, no disc pos, no patch infos, orig at #0): write at #139181

6:35:46 PM #24 Text 0 File ThreadedTransferInterface.cpp, Line 2644
Verifying disc position of item 10 (relocatable, no disc pos, no patch infos, orig at #0): write at #155400

6:35:46 PM #25 Text 0 File ThreadedTransferInterface.cpp, Line 2644
Verifying disc position of item 11 (relocatable, no disc pos, no patch infos, orig at #0): write at #171456

6:35:46 PM #26 Text 0 File ThreadedTransferInterface.cpp, Line 2644
Verifying disc position of item 12 (relocatable, no disc pos, no patch infos, orig at #0): write at #187688

6:35:46 PM #27 Text 0 File ThreadedTransferInterface.cpp, Line 2644
Verifying disc position of item 13 (relocatable, no disc pos, no patch infos, orig at #0): write at #198881

6:35:46 PM #28 Text 0 File Mmc.cpp, Line 16885
StartDAO : CD-Text - On

6:35:46 PM #29 Text 0 File Mmc.cpp, Line 21667
Set BUFE: Buffer underrun protection -> ON

6:35:46 PM #30 Text 0 File Mmc.cpp, Line 17174
CueData, Len=240
21 00 00 41 00 00 00 00
21 01 00 00 00 00 00 00
21 01 01 00 00 00 02 00
21 02 00 00 00 03 1e 43
21 02 01 00 00 03 20 43
21 03 00 00 00 07 0c 25
21 03 01 00 00 07 0e 25
21 04 00 00 00 0a 39 4a
21 04 01 00 00 0a 3b 4a
21 05 00 00 00 0d 2a 32
21 05 01 00 00 0d 2c 32
21 06 00 00 00 10 30 30
21 06 01 00 00 10 32 30
21 07 00 00 00 14 0b 38
21 07 01 00 00 14 0d 38
21 08 00 00 00 17 1e 04
21 08 01 00 00 17 20 04
21 09 00 00 00 1b 1d 35
21 09 01 00 00 1b 1f 35
21 0a 00 00 00 1e 37 38
21 0a 01 00 00 1e 39 38
21 0b 00 00 00 22 20 00
21 0b 01 00 00 22 22 00
21 0c 00 00 00 26 06 06
21 0c 01 00 00 26 08 06
21 0d 00 00 00 29 2a 26
21 0d 01 00 00 29 2c 26
21 0e 00 00 00 2c 0b 38
21 0e 01 00 00 2c 0d 38
01 aa 01 01 00 2f 2f 1e

6:36:08 PM #31 SCSI -1119 File Cdrdrv.cpp, Line 1437
SCSI Exec, HA 1, TA 0, LUN 0, buffer 0x0B3F0000
Status: 0x04 (0x01, SCSI_ERR)
HA-Status 0x00 (0x00, OK)
TA-Status 0x02 (0x01, SCSI_TASTATUS_CHKCOND)
Sense Key: 0x04 (KEY_HARDWARE_ERROR)
Sense Code: 0x09
Sense Qual: 0x00
CDB Data: 0x2A 0x00 0xFF 0xFF 0xD2 0x8E 0x00 0x02 0xAA 0x00 0x00 0x00
Sense Data: 0x70 0x00 0x04 0x00 0x00 0x00 0x00 0x0E
0x00 0x00 0x00 0x00 0x09 0x00

6:36:08 PM #32 CDR -1119 File Writer.cpp, Line 311
Track following error

6:36:12 PM #33 Text 0 File ThreadedTransfer.cpp, Line 228
all writers idle, stopping conversion

6:36:16 PM #34 Text 0 File ThreadedTransfer.cpp, Line 222
conversion idle, stopping reader

6:36:16 PM #35 Phase 38 File dlgbrnst.cpp, Line 1832
Burn process failed at 16x (2,400 KB/s)

6:36:16 PM #36 Text 0 File AudioCompilationImpl.cpp, Line 867
DRM: DRM burn session terminated.

6:36:16 PM #37 Text 0 File AudioCompilationImpl.cpp, Line 896
DRM: Closing entire DRM handling. Bye.

Existing drivers:
File ‘WNASPINT.DLL’: Ver=V1.18, size=57344 bytes, created 11/2/2002 8:53:04 AM
File ‘Drivers\atapi.sys’: Ver=5.1.2600.2180 (xpsp_sp2_rtm.040803-2158), size=95360 bytes, created 8/4/2004 4:00:00 AM (Adapter driver for rec)

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

What is the drive brand and firmware? The information you give is good to have but we need model brand first to diganose the problem?

As it’s an Audio CD try burning one with Burrrn (www.burrrn.net) as this often works when Nero fails.

@coolcolors

From the log it’s clearly an LG4166 with firmware 1.02.

Track Following Error -> sounds like the drive can’t seem to follow the tracks on the blank disc? … maybe the burner is faulty … but that’s a generic error I usually relate it to bad CD-R or bad servo mechanism in the drive.

Try decompressing the MP3s to WAV before burning - see whether that helps [just in case they are poorly made VBR and are causing problems with track positioning on a disc] - if that doesn’t work - try a different disc - try different speeds. I think Sony discs might have a better chance than the others.

Do you have no problems burning data discs of the same/similar size?

Tim, I did try the Burrn, heres a copy of the error log. And thanks for pointing out the Brand and firmware, I thought it clearly gave those in the last log.

Finished processing file #1.
Finished processing file #2.
Finished processing file #3.
Finished processing file #4.
Finished processing file #5.
Finished processing file #6.
Finished processing file #7.
Finished processing file #8.
Finished processing file #9.
Finished processing file #10.
Finished processing file #11.
Finished processing file #12.
Finished processing file #13.
Finished processing file #14.
Initializing SPTI … OK!
SPTILOCK:1,0,0: HL-DT-ST DVDRRW GSA-4166B Rev: 1.02
SPTILOCK:1,0,0: HL-DT-ST DVDRRW GSA-4166B Rev: 1.02
Starting write
Starting write at speed 16…
Starting write at speed 16…
Turning BURN-Proof on
Turning BURN-Proof on
Executing power calibration…
Power calibration successful.
Writing CD-TEXT lead-in…
?: I/O error. : scsi sendcmd: retryable error
CDB: 2A 00 FF FF D2 8E 00 02 A0 00
status: 0x2 (CHECK CONDITION)
Sense Bytes: 70 00 04 00 00 00 00 0E 00 00 00 00 09 00
Sense Key: 0x4 Hardware Error, Segment 0
Sense Code: 0x09 Qual 0x00 (track following error) Fru 0x0
Sense flags: Blk 0 (not valid)
cmd finished after 80.655s timeout 180s
ERROR: Writing of CD-TEXT data failed.
ERROR: Writing failed.

And might I also point out that when inserting the disc, the light is on, then goes out and doesnt come on again.

Well - i’m not sure exactly the light behaviour you’re trying to describe but it “going out” is normal usually after a while.

I’d say the hardware is kaput - try swapping it with a different computer - or burning a different CD. If you get the same TRACK_FOLLOWING_ERROR then something must be up with the servo inside the drive which controls laser positioning, or the discs have some defect which causes the laser positioning to screw up. Other errors which may indicate this is SERVO_FOLLOWING_ERROR, RANDOM_POSITIONING_ERROR, WRITE_ERROR, FOCUS_ERROR, UNSPECIFIED_TARGET_FAILURE or something of that sort. Otherwise POWER_CALIBRATION_ERROR will speak of a bad laser or media mismatch. So far, you can’t get more than that error correct? And all types of CD’s [different brands, different data] cause this? If yes to both I reckon a bad drive.