"Power calibration error" - Samsung SH-S203D

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#1

I’ve had my computer for about 6 months with a Samsung SH-S203B drive. Last week it stopped burning and was displaying a “power calibration error” message in Nero. I tried a few other programs but they weren’t working either.

Because it was still under warranty I got a replacement Samsung SH-S203D from the place I bought the computer but the problem is still there.

I read somewhere that I should try disabling the IMAPI software but this hasn’t helped. If anyone’s got any suggestions I’d be really grateful.

Cheers!


#2

Welcome to the forum :slight_smile:

Can you tell us what discs you’re using, and what burn speed you’re trying to burn at?

Also, have you tried a different brand of disc to see if that clears up the problem?


#3

Cheers, I’m using Prodisc Silver Printable Black Bottomed CD-Rs and Datawrite Titanium DVD-Rs and I’ve been using both of these very regularly for months. Tried various speeds and still no luck.


#4

Could you try another burn, and post the error log it prompts you to save?


#5

NT-SPTI used
Nero Version: 7.5.9.1
Internal Version: 7, 5, 9, 1
(Nero Express)
Recorder: <TSSTcorp CDDVDW SH-S203D>Version: SB00 - HA 1 TA 0 - 7.5.9.1
Adapter driver: <IDE> HA 1
Drive buffer : 2048kB
Bus Type : default (0) -> ATAPI, detected: ?
CD-ROM: <TSSTcorp CDDVDW SH-S203D >Version: SB00 - HA 1 TA 0 - 7.5.9.1
Adapter driver: <IDE> HA 1
=== Scsi-Device-Map ===
DiskPeripheral : ST3320620AS atapi Port 0 ID 0 DMA: On
CdRomPeripheral : TSSTcorp CDDVDW SH-S203D atapi Port 3 ID 0 DMA: On
DiskPeripheral : WDC WD400EB-00CP JRAID Port 4 ID 0 DMA: Off
=== CDRom-Device-Map ===
TSSTcorp CDDVDW SH-S203D D: CDRom0

AutoRun : 1
Excluded drive IDs:
WriteBufferSize: 83886080 (0) Byte
BUFE : 0
Physical memory : 2046MB (2095532kB)
Free physical memory: 544MB (557716kB)
Memory in use : 73 %
Uncached PFiles: 0x0
Use Inquiry : 1
Global Bus Type: default (0)
Check supported media : Disabled (0)
21.5.2008
Audio CD
17:04:02 #1 Text 0 File SCSIPTICommands.cpp, Line 411
LockMCN - completed sucessfully for IOCTL_STORAGE_MCN_CONTROL

17:04:03 #2 CDADOC -1 File Cdadoc.cpp, Line 1635
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: 01:03.14, Pause frames: 150, Filters: 0, Name: ‘Skaldic Curse - Track 1.wav’.
Track 02: Length: 06:57.59, Pause frames: 000, Filters: 0, Name: ‘Skaldic Curse - Track 2.wav’.
Track 03: Length: 05:22.02, Pause frames: 000, Filters: 0, Name: ‘Skaldic Curse - Track 3.wav’.
Track 04: Length: 06:23.54, Pause frames: 000, Filters: 0, Name: ‘Skaldic Curse - Track 4.wav’.
Track 05: Length: 06:00.64, Pause frames: 000, Filters: 0, Name: ‘Skaldic Curse - Track 5.wav’.
Track 06: Length: 05:17.53, Pause frames: 000, Filters: 0, Name: ‘Skaldic Curse - Track 6.wav’.
Track 07: Length: 07:31.57, Pause frames: 000, Filters: 0, Name: ‘Skaldic Curse - Track 7.wav’.
Total size: 38:39.03

17:04:03 #3 Text 0 File Burncd.cpp, Line 3149
TSSTcorp CDDVDW SH-S203D
Super Link activated

17:04:03 #4 Text 0 File AudioCompilationImpl.cpp, Line 838
DRM: StartDrmRecording(RealRec:1, ImageRec:0, Copies:1)
DRM: Beginning burn process.

17:04:03 #5 Text 0 File Burncd.cpp, Line 3451
Turn on Disc-At-Once, using CD-R/RW media

17:04:03 #6 Text 0 File DlgWaitCD.cpp, Line 306
Last possible write address on media: 359846 ( 79:59.71)
Last address to be written: 173777 ( 38:39.02)

17:04:03 #7 Text 0 File DlgWaitCD.cpp, Line 318
Write in overburning mode: NO (enabled: CD)

17:04:03 #8 Text 0 File DlgWaitCD.cpp, Line 2903
Recorder: TSSTcorp CDDVDW SH-S203D;
CDR code: 00 97 32 19; OSJ entry from: Prodisc Technology Inc.
ATIP Data:
Special Info [hex] 1: E0 00 B0, 2: 61 20 13 (LI 97:32.19), 3: 4F 3B 48 (LO 79:59.72)
Additional Info [hex] 1: 00 00 80 (invalid), 2: 00 80 00 (invalid), 3: 00 80 80 (invalid)

17:04:03 #9 Text 0 File DlgWaitCD.cpp, Line 490
>>> Protocol of DlgWaitCD activities: <<<

17:04:03 #10 Text 0 File ThreadedTransferInterface.cpp, Line 821
Setup items (after recorder preparation)
0: TRM_AUDIO_NOPRE (Skaldic Curse - Track 1.wav)
2 indices, index0 (150) not provided
original disc pos #0 + 4739 (4739) = #4739/1:3.14
relocatable, disc pos for caching/writing not required/not required
-> TRM_AUDIO_NOPRE, 2352, config 0, wanted index0 0 blocks, length 4739 blocks [D: TSSTcorp CDDVDW SH-S203D]
1: TRM_AUDIO_NOPRE (Skaldic Curse - Track 2.wav)
2 indices, index0 (0) not provided
original disc pos #0 + 31334 (31334) = #31334/6:57.59
relocatable, disc pos for caching/writing not required/not required
-> TRM_AUDIO_NOPRE, 2352, config 0, wanted index0 0 blocks, length 31334 blocks [D: TSSTcorp CDDVDW SH-S203D]
2: TRM_AUDIO_NOPRE (Skaldic Curse - Track 3.wav)
2 indices, index0 (0) not provided
original disc pos #0 + 24152 (24152) = #24152/5:22.2
relocatable, disc pos for caching/writing not required/not required
-> TRM_AUDIO_NOPRE, 2352, config 0, wanted index0 0 blocks, length 24152 blocks [D: TSSTcorp CDDVDW SH-S203D]
3: TRM_AUDIO_NOPRE (Skaldic Curse - Track 4.wav)
2 indices, index0 (0) not provided
original disc pos #0 + 28779 (28779) = #28779/6:23.54
relocatable, disc pos for caching/writing not required/not required
-> TRM_AUDIO_NOPRE, 2352, config 0, wanted index0 0 blocks, length 28779 blocks [D: TSSTcorp CDDVDW SH-S203D]
4: TRM_AUDIO_NOPRE (Skaldic Curse - Track 5.wav)
2 indices, index0 (0) not provided
original disc pos #0 + 27064 (27064) = #27064/6:0.64
relocatable, disc pos for caching/writing not required/not required
-> TRM_AUDIO_NOPRE, 2352, config 0, wanted index0 0 blocks, length 27064 blocks [D: TSSTcorp CDDVDW SH-S203D]
5: TRM_AUDIO_NOPRE (Skaldic Curse - Track 6.wav)
2 indices, index0 (0) not provided
original disc pos #0 + 23828 (23828) = #23828/5:17.53
relocatable, disc pos for caching/writing not required/not required
-> TRM_AUDIO_NOPRE, 2352, config 0, wanted index0 0 blocks, length 23828 blocks [D: TSSTcorp CDDVDW SH-S203D]
6: TRM_AUDIO_NOPRE (Skaldic Curse - Track 7.wav)
2 indices, index0 (0) not provided
original disc pos #0 + 33882 (33882) = #33882/7:31.57
relocatable, disc pos for caching/writing not required/not required
-> TRM_AUDIO_NOPRE, 2352, config 0, wanted index0 0 blocks, length 33882 blocks [D: TSSTcorp CDDVDW SH-S203D]

17:04:03 #11 Text 0 File ThreadedTransferInterface.cpp, Line 1024
Prepare [D: TSSTcorp CDDVDW SH-S203D] for write in CUE-sheet-DAO
DAO infos:

MCN: ""
TOCType: 0x00; Session Closed, disc fixated
Tracks 1 to 7: Idx 0 Idx 1 Next Trk
1: TRM_AUDIO_NOPRE, 2352/0x00, FilePos 0 352800 11498928, ISRC ""
2: TRM_AUDIO_NOPRE, 2352/0x00, FilePos 11498928 11498928 85196496, ISRC ""
3: TRM_AUDIO_NOPRE, 2352/0x00, FilePos 85196496 85196496 142002000, ISRC ""
4: TRM_AUDIO_NOPRE, 2352/0x00, FilePos 142002000 142002000 209690208, ISRC ""
5: TRM_AUDIO_NOPRE, 2352/0x00, FilePos 209690208 209690208 273344736, ISRC ""
6: TRM_AUDIO_NOPRE, 2352/0x00, FilePos 273344736 273344736 329388192, ISRC ""
7: TRM_AUDIO_NOPRE, 2352/0x00, FilePos 329388192 329388192 409078656, ISRC ""
DAO layout:

__Start|___Track|Idx|CtrlAdr|Size|NWA|RecDep
-150 | lead-in | 0 | 0x01 | 0 | 0 | 0x00
-150 | 1 | 0 | 0x21 | 4739 | -150 | 0x00
0 | 1 | 1 | 0x21 | 4739 | 0 | 0x00
4739 | 2 | 0 | 0x21 | 31334 | 4739 | 0x00
4739 | 2 | 1 | 0x21 | 31334 | 4739 | 0x00
36073 | 3 | 0 | 0x21 | 24152 | 36073 | 0x00
36073 | 3 | 1 | 0x21 | 24152 | 36073 | 0x00
60225 | 4 | 0 | 0x21 | 28779 | 60225 | 0x00
60225 | 4 | 1 | 0x21 | 28779 | 60225 | 0x00
89004 | 5 | 0 | 0x21 | 27064 | 89004 | 0x00
89004 | 5 | 1 | 0x21 | 27064 | 89004 | 0x00
116068 | 6 | 0 | 0x21 | 23828 | 116068 | 0x00
116068 | 6 | 1 | 0x21 | 23828 | 116068 | 0x00
139896 | 7 | 0 | 0x21 | 33882 | 139896 | 0x00
139896 | 7 | 1 | 0x21 | 33882 | 139896 | 0x00
173778 | lead-out | 1 | 0x01 | 0 | 0 | 0x00

17:04:03 #12 Text 0 File SCSIPTICommands.cpp, Line 209
SPTILockVolume - completed successfully for FCTL_LOCK_VOLUME

17:04:03 #13 Phase 28 File dlgbrnst.cpp, Line 1746
Speed measurement started

17:04:03 #14 Text 0 File ThreadedTransferInterface.cpp, Line 2743
Verifying disc position of item 0 (relocatable, no disc pos, no patch infos, orig at #0): write at #0

17:04:03 #15 Text 0 File ThreadedTransferInterface.cpp, Line 2743
Verifying disc position of item 1 (relocatable, no disc pos, no patch infos, orig at #0): write at #4739

17:04:03 #16 Text 0 File ThreadedTransferInterface.cpp, Line 2743
Verifying disc position of item 2 (relocatable, no disc pos, no patch infos, orig at #0): write at #36073

17:04:03 #17 Text 0 File ThreadedTransferInterface.cpp, Line 2743
Verifying disc position of item 3 (relocatable, no disc pos, no patch infos, orig at #0): write at #60225

17:04:03 #18 Text 0 File ThreadedTransferInterface.cpp, Line 2743
Verifying disc position of item 4 (relocatable, no disc pos, no patch infos, orig at #0): write at #89004

17:04:03 #19 Text 0 File ThreadedTransferInterface.cpp, Line 2743
Verifying disc position of item 5 (relocatable, no disc pos, no patch infos, orig at #0): write at #116068

17:04:03 #20 Text 0 File ThreadedTransferInterface.cpp, Line 2743
Verifying disc position of item 6 (relocatable, no disc pos, no patch infos, orig at #0): write at #139896

17:04:10 #21 Text 0 File WriterStatus.cpp, Line 113
<D: TSSTcorp CDDVDW SH-S203D> start writing Lead-Out at LBA 173778 (2A6D2h), length 0 blocks

17:04:10 #22 Phase 29 File dlgbrnst.cpp, Line 1695
Speed measurement completed: 343.2x (51,484 KB/s)

17:04:10 #23 Phase 36 File dlgbrnst.cpp, Line 1746
Burn process started at 24x (3,600 KB/s)

17:04:10 #24 Text 0 File ThreadedTransferInterface.cpp, Line 2743
Verifying disc position of item 0 (relocatable, no disc pos, no patch infos, orig at #0): write at #0

17:04:10 #25 Text 0 File ThreadedTransferInterface.cpp, Line 2743
Verifying disc position of item 1 (relocatable, no disc pos, no patch infos, orig at #0): write at #4739

17:04:10 #26 Text 0 File ThreadedTransferInterface.cpp, Line 2743
Verifying disc position of item 2 (relocatable, no disc pos, no patch infos, orig at #0): write at #36073

17:04:10 #27 Text 0 File ThreadedTransferInterface.cpp, Line 2743
Verifying disc position of item 3 (relocatable, no disc pos, no patch infos, orig at #0): write at #60225

17:04:10 #28 Text 0 File ThreadedTransferInterface.cpp, Line 2743
Verifying disc position of item 4 (relocatable, no disc pos, no patch infos, orig at #0): write at #89004

17:04:10 #29 Text 0 File ThreadedTransferInterface.cpp, Line 2743
Verifying disc position of item 5 (relocatable, no disc pos, no patch infos, orig at #0): write at #116068

17:04:10 #30 Text 0 File ThreadedTransferInterface.cpp, Line 2743
Verifying disc position of item 6 (relocatable, no disc pos, no patch infos, orig at #0): write at #139896

17:04:10 #31 Text 0 File MMC.cpp, Line 17550
StartDAO : CD-Text - On

17:04:11 #32 Text 0 File MMC.cpp, Line 22179
Set BUFE: Super Link -> ON

17:04:11 #33 Text 0 File MMC.cpp, Line 17780
CueData, Len=80
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 01 00 00 01 05 0e
21 03 01 00 00 08 02 49
21 04 01 00 00 0d 19 00
21 05 01 00 00 13 30 36
21 06 01 00 00 19 31 2b
21 07 01 00 00 1f 07 15
01 aa 01 01 00 26 27 03

17:04:49 #34 SPTI -1106 File SCSIPassThrough.cpp, Line 179
CdRom0: SCSIStatus(x02) WinError(0) NeroError(-1106)
Sense Key: 0x03 (KEY_MEDIUM_ERROR)
Sense Code: 0x73
Sense Qual: 0x03
CDB Data: 0x2A 00 FF FF D4 21 00 02 AA 00 00 00
Sense Area: 0x71 00 03 00 00 00 00 0A 00 00 00 00 73 03
Buffer x080a1880: Len xffc0
0x20 00 00 00 00 00 01 14 1C 26 05 23 1A 32 00 31
0x00 05 11 32 18 11 2F 11 20 00 08 01 00 36 0D 2B
0x08 03 08 00 15 07 09 21 18 36 2C 20 0C 37 20 1D

17:04:49 #35 CDR -1106 File Writer.cpp, Line 299
Power calibration error
D: TSSTcorp CDDVDW SH-S203D

17:04:49 #36 Phase 38 File dlgbrnst.cpp, Line 1746
Burn process failed at 24x (3,600 KB/s)

17:04:49 #37 Text 0 File AudioCompilationImpl.cpp, Line 863
DRM: DRM burn session terminated.

17:04:49 #38 Text 0 File AudioCompilationImpl.cpp, Line 892
DRM: Closing entire DRM handling. Bye.

17:04:49 #39 Text 0 File SCSIPTICommands.cpp, Line 254
SPTIDismountVolume - completed successfully for FSCTL_DISMOUNT_VOLUME

17:04:54 #40 Text 0 File Cdrdrv.cpp, Line 10472
DriveLocker: UnLockVolume completed

17:04:54 #41 Text 0 File SCSIPTICommands.cpp, Line 411
UnLockMCN - completed sucessfully for IOCTL_STORAGE_MCN_CONTROL

Existing drivers:
File ‘Drivers\PXHELP20.SYS’: Ver=2.02.62a, size=20016 bytes, created 22/01/2008 00:03:48 (Prassi/Veritas driver for win 2K)
Registry Keys:
HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\WinLogon\AllocateCDROMs : 0 (Security Option)


#6

I recommend to use BURRRN instead of Nero here.


#7

[quote=tombradfield;2061871]… Last week it stopped burning and was displaying a “power calibration error” message in Nero. [B]I tried a few other programs but they weren’t working either. [/B]
[/quote]

I seriously doubt, this would help…