Power calibration error? anybody know how to fix this?

vbimport

#1

I just got this new Pioneer 111d drive installed, and am using clone cd and img burn. Ive successfully burned 5 games. I had a few games in between that didn’t work and I saved the logs…heres one of the logs…they basically all say the same thing…invalid address for write and always power caliberation error

00:05:51 ImgBurn Version 2.2.0.0 started!
I 00:05:51 Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition (5.1, Build 2600 : Service Pack 2)
I 00:05:51 Total Physical Memory: 1,506,800 KB - Available: 890,396 KB
W 00:05:51 Drive D:\ (FAT32) does not support single files > 4 GB in size.
I 00:05:51 Initialising SPTI…
I 00:05:51 Searching for SCSI / ATAPI devices…
I 00:06:10 Found 1 DVD+RW and 1 DVD±RW!
I 00:07:37 Operation Started!
I 00:07:37 Source File: K:\DONE\Bionicle_Heroes_MULTi3_NTSC_XBOX360-VORTEX\vortex-bh\vortex-bh.dvd
I 00:07:37 Source File Sectors: 3,697,696 (MODE1/2048)
I 00:07:37 Source File Size: 7,572,881,408 bytes
I 00:07:37 Source File Volume Identifier: XBOX360
I 00:07:37 Source File Implementation Identifier: Daikin U.S. Comtec Lab
I 00:07:37 Source File File System(s): ISO9660, UDF (1.02)
I 00:07:37 Destination Device: [2:0:0] PIONEER DVD-RW DVR-111D 1.23 (E:) (ATA)
I 00:07:37 Destination Media Type: DVD+R DL (Disc ID: RITEK-D03-01) (Speeds: 2.4x)
I 00:07:37 Destination Media Sectors: 4,173,824
I 00:07:37 Write Mode: DVD
I 00:07:37 Write Type: DAO
I 00:07:37 Write Speed: 2x
I 00:07:37 Link Size: Auto
I 00:07:37 Test Mode: No
I 00:07:37 BURN-Proof: Enabled
I 00:07:37 User Specified L0 Data Zone Capacity: 1,913,760
I 00:08:04 Filling Buffer… (40 MB)
I 00:08:05 Writing LeadIn…
I 00:08:07 Writing Image…
I 00:08:07 Writing Layer 0… (LBA: 0 - 1913759)
I 00:27:52 Writing Layer 1… (LBA: 1913760 - 3697695)
W 00:43:27 Failed to Write Sectors 3397152 - 3397183 - Write Error
W 00:43:27 Retrying (1 of 20)…
W 00:43:32 Retry Failed - Invalid Address For Write
W 00:43:32 Retrying (2 of 20)…
W 00:43:32 Retry Failed - Invalid Address For Write
W 00:43:32 Retrying (3 of 20)…
W 00:43:32 Retry Failed - Invalid Address For Write
W 00:43:32 Retrying (4 of 20)…
W 00:43:32 Retry Failed - Invalid Address For Write
W 00:43:32 Retrying (5 of 20)…
W 00:43:32 Retry Failed - Invalid Address For Write
W 00:43:32 Retrying (6 of 20)…
W 00:43:32 Retry Failed - Invalid Address For Write
W 00:43:32 Retrying (7 of 20)…
W 00:43:32 Retry Failed - Invalid Address For Write
W 00:43:32 Retrying (8 of 20)…
W 00:43:32 Retry Failed - Invalid Address For Write
W 00:43:32 Retrying (9 of 20)…
W 00:43:32 Retry Failed - Invalid Address For Write
W 00:43:32 Retrying (10 of 20)…
W 00:43:32 Retry Failed - Invalid Address For Write
W 00:43:32 Retrying (11 of 20)…
W 00:43:32 Retry Failed - Invalid Address For Write
W 00:43:32 Retrying (12 of 20)…
W 00:43:32 Retry Failed - Invalid Address For Write
W 00:43:32 Retrying (13 of 20)…
W 00:43:32 Retry Failed - Invalid Address For Write
W 00:43:32 Retrying (14 of 20)…
W 00:43:32 Retry Failed - Invalid Address For Write
W 00:43:32 Retrying (15 of 20)…
W 00:43:32 Retry Failed - Invalid Address For Write
W 00:43:32 Retrying (16 of 20)…
W 00:43:32 Retry Failed - Invalid Address For Write
W 00:43:32 Retrying (17 of 20)…
W 00:43:32 Retry Failed - Invalid Address For Write
W 00:43:32 Retrying (18 of 20)…
W 00:43:32 Retry Failed - Invalid Address For Write
W 00:43:32 Retrying (19 of 20)…
W 00:43:32 Retry Failed - Invalid Address For Write
W 00:43:32 Retrying (20 of 20)…
W 00:43:32 Retry Failed - Invalid Address For Write
W 07:04:29 Retrying (21)…
W 07:04:29 Retry Failed - Invalid Address For Write
W 07:04:30 Retrying (22)…
W 07:04:30 Retry Failed - Invalid Address For Write
W 07:04:31 Retrying (23)…
W 07:04:31 Retry Failed - Invalid Address For Write
W 07:04:31 Retrying (24)…
W 07:04:31 Retry Failed - Invalid Address For Write
W 07:04:31 Retrying (25)…
W 07:04:31 Retry Failed - Invalid Address For Write
W 07:04:31 Retrying (26)…
W 07:04:31 Retry Failed - Invalid Address For Write
W 07:04:32 Retrying (27)…
W 07:04:32 Retry Failed - Invalid Address For Write
E 07:04:33 Failed to Write Sectors 3397152 - 3397183 - Write Error
I 07:04:33 Synchronising Cache…
I 07:04:34 Closing Track…
I 07:04:43 Finalising Disc…
W 07:05:44 Potential ‘WaitImmediateIO’ Deferred Error - (1/2) - Positioning Error Detected by Read of Medium
W 07:07:49 Potential ‘WaitImmediateIO’ Deferred Error - (1/2) - Positioning Error Detected by Read of Medium
E 07:14:29 Finalise Disc Failed! - Reason: Positioning Error Detected by Read of Medium
I 07:14:29 Finalising Disc (Last Attempt!)…
E 07:15:57 Finalise Disc Failed! - Reason: Unknown (Internal Target Failure) (0x44, 0xD6)
E 07:15:57 Failed to Write Image!
E 07:15:57 Operation Failed! - Duration: 07:08:19
I 07:15:57 Average Write Rate: 271 KB/s (0.2x) - Maximum Write Rate: 3,543 KB/s (2.6x)
I 07:16:05 Close Request Acknowledged
I 07:16:05 Closing Down…
I 07:16:05 Shutting down SPTI…
I 07:16:05 ImgBurn closed!

I don’t know why its doing it now all of a sudden, I had like 2 or 3 good burns in a row and now I get nothing but power caliberation errors with every disc regardless of whether I use clone cd or img burn. Ive already updated the firmware in my pioneer to 1.29 even before I started getting the errors, but it didn’t change. I opened the drive and blew into it for almost 5 minutes to clear any dust. Im afraid to use a compressed air can cuz it sprays that water vapor sometimes and I don’t want it getting in the drive. I don’t know if it could be the discs? Ive been using the same discs for all my burns and ive had like 6 good games, why would they stop burning now? The dvd+r ive been using is Pengo brand…I think they are rhytek or something. Everybody says theyre junk but they’ve worked for 5 of my games. This burner is new so I don’t think the burner is worn out. Just not sure. I have to wait another couple weeks for my verbatim discs to come in. just hoping somebody here has been through this before and has a solution that might work for me. I heard theres something you can change in the start menu for burns if your using windows XP:

Click start
Select control panel
Click on administrative tools
Click on services
Browse your way down to IMAPI CD BURNING COM SERVICE
Right click (on IMAPI) then select properties
In the middle of the window it will say start up type. Click on the arrow to the right and select disabled.
Make sure you click apply
In normally burn at 2-2.4. some ppl recommended I try burning at X8. I haven’t tried burning at a higher speed. I don’t know if that would help or hinder the power calibration error?

Hopefully somebody can look at the log and maybe theres a clue there to tell whats wrong?


#2

the most common reason for this error is unsupported or bad quality media , update the firmware to 1.29 and if that wont do the trick then try other media


#3

Yup try quality media…


#4

I’m not that familiar with pioneer drives, but with any drive, power calibration errors are most commonly caused by one of 3 things, poor or unsupported media, a defective drive, or a defective or undersize power supply in the computer. The power that the drive sends to the laser for writing is variable. There is a special area on the disk where the drive does test writing before the burn, to determine the optimal amount of power to use, for that particular kind of disk. Your drive has attempted this test write and the test has failed. Like others have said, poor quality or unsupported media is the most common cause. The quality of the media or the drives ability to write it prevents a successfully test burn. Try better media. If it still fails, try unplugging power from anything internal/external that you can (extra hard drives or opticals, more than one stick of memory, and pci cards that you can temporarily remove, usb and fire wire devices, hight power case fans or lights etc. If the drive works then, your power supply is failing or not big enough. this can happen, even if the new drive is replacing an other drive that worked fine. Some drives require more power than others and/or are more sensitive to not enough power or unstable voltage from the power supply. if the drive still fails with good media, and with power requirements on the power supply reduced, the drive is probably defective.


#5

I’d say there’s a good possibility it’s the media here, although ripit offers some other things to consider :wink:

For +R DL I’d use only Verbatim.


#6

I am betting firmware is a big part of it tho, since imgburn tried to burn at 2x instead of 2.4x and since the media which is 2.4 to 8x(true) is only identified as 2.4x mid

durn imgburn forum’s down but I did find a few other imgburn logs to compare to

I would avoid those blanks or save for later use


#7

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#8

It takes a trained eye to spot something like that


#9

Indeed, and CD Freaks is not to be associated with such ventures.

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