Power calibration error with ND-6500A

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#1

Guys, I have read the posts on this forum, but it’s hard for me to understand. I don’t know much about burners, discs and stuff. I want to ask you for your help.
:bow: Pleeaaaaseee!!!
Here is my problem: I’m using a notebook [HP Pavilion]. The optical unit [DVD RW] was giving me hard times [the tray was not opening all the times, sometimes writing only half of discs…, all kind of errors]. So, because at HP the price is $340, I decided to buy another unit from ebay. I got one for $115, a NEC. Now, I was writing fine CDs, but when I tried to burn a DVD I got this error: “Power calibration error”. I sent the log to the seller, and he changed my unit. But, I have exactly the same problem with this one. He said he tested the optical unit and it should work.
Now, can someone take a look over the log and tell me what should I do? I also have the InfoTool log, but I think it’s too big to paste it here. So, if anyone can help with this problem, I would be more than happy to upload it somewhere, or to email it.
Thank you in advance for your help.

====Here is the log=====

Bogdan
Home
1C80-0000-19E5-MA2X-4008-6904-****

Windows XP 5.1
IA32
WinAspi: -

NT-SPTI used
Nero Version: 7.7.5.1
Internal Version: 7, 7, 5, 1

Recorder: <_NEC DVD±RW ND-6500A> Version: 2.40 - HA 1 TA 0 - 7.7.5.1
Adapter driver: <IDE> HA 1
Drive buffer : 2048kB
Bus Type : default (0) -> ATAPI, detected: ?
CD-ROM: <_NEC DVD±RW ND-6500A>Version: 2.40 - HA 1 TA 0 - 7.7.5.1
Adapter driver: <IDE> HA 1

=== Scsi-Device-Map ===
DiskPeripheral : FUJITSU MHT2080AT PL atapi Port 0 ID 0 DMA: On
CdRomPeripheral : _NEC DVD±RW ND-6500A atapi Port 1 ID 0 DMA: On

=== CDRom-Device-Map ===
_NEC DVD±RW ND-6500A E: CDRom0

AutoRun : 1
Excluded drive IDs:
WriteBufferSize: 83886080 (0) Byte
BUFE : 0
Physical memory : 1278MB (1309168kB)
Free physical memory: 677MB (694116kB)
Memory in use : 46 %
Uncached PFiles: 0x0
Use Inquiry : 1
Global Bus Type: default (0)
Check supported media : Disabled (0)

6.4.2007
ISO compilation
10:14:52 PM #1 Text 0 File SCSIPTICommands.cpp, Line 411
LockMCN - completed sucessfully for IOCTL_STORAGE_MCN_CONTROL

10:14:52 PM #2 Text 0 File Isodoc.cpp, Line 6527
Iso document burn settings
------------------------------------------
Determine maximum speed : FALSE
Simulate : FALSE
Write : TRUE
Finalize CD : TRUE
Multisession : FALSE
Burning mode : DAO
Mode : 1
ISO Level : 2 (Max. of 31 chars)
Character set : ISO 9660
Joliet : TRUE
Allow pathdepth more than 8 directories : TRUE
Allow more than 255 characters in path : TRUE
Write ISO9660 ;1 file extensions : TRUE

10:14:52 PM #3 ISO9660GEN -11 File Geniso.cpp, Line 3334
First writeable address = 0 (0x00000000)

10:14:52 PM #4 Text 0 File Burncd.cpp, Line 3465
Turn on Disc-At-Once, using DVD media

10:14:53 PM #5 Text 0 File DlgWaitCD.cpp, Line 306
Last possible write address on media: 2295103 (510:01.28, 4482MB)
Last address to be written: 2224015 (494:13.40, 4343MB)

10:14:53 PM #6 Text 0 File DlgWaitCD.cpp, Line 318
Write in overburning mode: NO (enabled: CD)

10:14:53 PM #7 Text 0 File DlgWaitCD.cpp, Line 2912
Recorder: _NEC DVD±RW ND-6500A, Media type: DVD+R

10:14:53 PM #8 Text 0 File DlgWaitCD.cpp, Line 490
>>> Protocol of DlgWaitCD activities: <<<
=========================================

10:14:53 PM #9 Text 0 File ThreadedTransferInterface.cpp, Line 823
Setup items (after recorder preparation)
0: TRM_DATA_MODE1 ()
2 indices, index0 (150) not provided
original disc pos #0 + 2224016 (2224016) = #2224016/494:13.41
relocatable, disc pos for caching/writing not required/ required
-> TRM_DATA_MODE1, 2048, config 0, wanted index0 0 blocks, length 2224016 blocks [E: _NEC DVD±RW ND-6500A]
--------------------------------------------------------------

10:14:53 PM #10 Text 0 File ThreadedTransferInterface.cpp, Line 1026
Prepare [E: _NEC DVD±RW ND-6500A] for write in CUE-sheet-DAO
DAO infos:
==========
MCN: “”
TOCType: 0x00; Session Closed, disc fixated
Tracks 1 to 1: Idx 0 Idx 1 Next Trk
1: TRM_DATA_MODE1, 2048/0x00, FilePos 0 0 4554784768, ISRC “”
DAO layout:
===========
__Start|___Track|Idx|CtrlAdr|Size|NWA|RecDep
0 | lead-in | 0 | 0x41 | 0 | 0 | 0x00
0 | 1 | 0 | 0x41 | 2224016 | 0 | 0x00
0 | 1 | 1 | 0x41 | 2224016 | 0 | 0x00
2224016 | lead-out | 1 | 0x41 | 0 | 0 | 0x00

10:14:53 PM #11 Text 0 File SCSIPTICommands.cpp, Line 209
SPTILockVolume - completed successfully for FCTL_LOCK_VOLUME

10:14:53 PM #12 Phase 24 File dlgbrnst.cpp, Line 1760
Caching of files started

10:14:53 PM #13 Text 0 File Burncd.cpp, Line 4298
Cache writing successful.

10:14:53 PM #14 Phase 25 File dlgbrnst.cpp, Line 1760
Caching of files completed

10:14:53 PM #15 Phase 36 File dlgbrnst.cpp, Line 1760
Burn process started at 6x (8,310 KB/s)

10:14:53 PM #16 Text 0 File ThreadedTransferInterface.cpp, Line 2764
Verifying disc position of item 0 (relocatable, disc pos, no patch infos, orig at #0): write at #0

10:14:53 PM #17 SPTI -1066 File SCSIPassThrough.cpp, Line 179
CdRom0: SCSIStatus(x02) WinError(0) NeroError(-1066)
Sense Key: 0x05 (KEY_ILLEGAL_REQUEST)
Sense Code: 0x24
Sense Qual: 0x00
CDB Data: 0xAD 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 08 04 00 00
Sense Area: 0x70 00 05 00 00 00 00 0A 00 00 00 00 24 00 00 C0 00 07
Buffer x06c97540: Len x804

10:14:54 PM #18 SPTI -1065 File SCSIPassThrough.cpp, Line 179
CdRom0: SCSIStatus(x02) WinError(0) NeroError(-1065)
Sense Key: 0x05 (KEY_ILLEGAL_REQUEST)
Sense Code: 0x20
Sense Qual: 0x00
CDB Data: 0xF9 15 01 FF 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00
Sense Area: 0x70 00 05 00 00 00 00 0A 00 00 00 00 20

10:14:54 PM #19 SPTI -1065 File SCSIPassThrough.cpp, Line 179
CdRom0: SCSIStatus(x02) WinError(0) NeroError(-1065)
Sense Key: 0x05 (KEY_ILLEGAL_REQUEST)
Sense Code: 0x20
Sense Qual: 0x00
CDB Data: 0xF9 14 01 FF 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00
Sense Area: 0x70 00 05 00 00 00 00 0A 00 00 00 00 20

10:14:54 PM #20 Text 0 File DVDR.cpp, Line 7137
Drive: _NEC DVD±RW ND-6500A
Book Type request [gen]: DVD-ROM, write to EEPROM
Changing the Book Type was finished with error, return code -1065

10:14:54 PM #21 Text 0 File DVDR.cpp, Line 6518
Drive: _NEC DVD±RW ND-6500A
Book Type request [NEC]: DVD-ROM
Changing the Book Type was finished with error, return code -1065

10:14:54 PM #22 Text 0 File DVDPlusRW.cpp, Line 674
Start write address at LBA 0
DVD high compatibility mode: Yes

10:15:08 PM #23 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 00 00 00 00 00 00 20 00 00 00
Sense Area: 0x70 00 03 00 00 00 00 0A 00 00 00 00 73 03
Buffer x088d0040: Len x10000
0x00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00
0x00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00
0x00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00

10:15:08 PM #24 CDR -1106 File Writer.cpp, Line 301
Power calibration error
E: _NEC DVD±RW ND-6500A

10:15:09 PM #25 Phase 127 File dlgbrnst.cpp, Line 1760
Generating DVD high compatibility borders

10:15:09 PM #26 Phase 129 File dlgbrnst.cpp, Line 1760
Generating DVD borders completed successfully

10:15:10 PM #27 Phase 38 File dlgbrnst.cpp, Line 1760
Burn process failed at 6x (8,310 KB/s)

10:15:10 PM #28 Text 0 File SCSIPTICommands.cpp, Line 254
SPTIDismountVolume - completed successfully for FSCTL_DISMOUNT_VOLUME

10:15:14 PM #29 Text 0 File Cdrdrv.cpp, Line 10529
DriveLocker: UnLockVolume completed

10:15:14 PM #30 Text 0 File SCSIPTICommands.cpp, Line 411
UnLockMCN - completed sucessfully for IOCTL_STORAGE_MCN_CONTROL

Existing drivers:

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


#2

Unsuitable media and:

10:14:54 PM #20 Text 0 File DVDR.cpp, Line 7137
Drive: _NEC DVD±RW ND-6500A
Book Type request [gen]: DVD-ROM, write to EEPROM
Changing the Book Type was finished with error, return code -1065

10:14:54 PM #21 Text 0 File DVDR.cpp, Line 6518
Drive: _NEC DVD±RW ND-6500A
Book Type request [NEC]: DVD-ROM
Changing the Book Type was finished with error, return code -1065


#3

OK, chef, I do apreciate your help. But… I’m not sure I understand. I told you I don’t know much about this stuff. You are telling me the discs are bad. It’s Verbatim +R. Should I try something else?
And about the lines in the log… man, I have no idea what is that suppose to mean.
Could you be more specific?
Thank you.

One more thing: the Info Tool report is right here:
http://rapidshare.com/files/24804900/InfoTool.txt


#4

Please stop trying to bitset, turn it to automatic or off in the Nero Recorder settings. :slight_smile:

Actually Verbatim DVD+R is one of the best disc types… if this doesn’t work, you could try Taiyo Yuden DVD+R or DVD-R or Verbatim DVD-R. :slight_smile:


#5

I don’t know what bitset is and where shoul I find it, but I will try to figure out and I will let you know what’s going on.
Thank you.


#6

In Nero recorder settings, options, like [B]kg_evilboy[/B] said.


#7

I really appreciate all your help and your patience.
I found that. It was on Automatic. I have no option to set it off. I tried all the options there and I tried with other softwares (like DVD Decrypter), I get the same message: Power calibration error. I tried to update the firmware. Look what I got:

I’m loosing my mind. Any suggestions?


#8

Your drive is OEM and you only should flash with another firmware from the SAME OEM ever.


#9

If you’re looking for trouble, maybe Binflash can help.
(Definitely not recommended though.)


#10

You mean… I can trash it, right?
And why it’s not recommended?
Guys, I’m desperate. Please help me with this issue.


#11

I think all NEC and Optiarc slimline drives (except for maybe the 5100/5500) should work fine with any OEM firmware. So I don’t really see a risk here as long as you backup your firmware before flashing a new one.


#12

Liggy, can you help me to do that? The firmware backup and upgrade?


#13

Just follow the flashing guide.


#14

Thank you very much, Liggy. I will try this when I’ll be home. I’m at work right now. I’ll keep you informed.


#15

In that case, its really ok. :bigsmile:


#16

Guys, thank you very much. The problem is solved. I upgraded the firmware to 2.81, using Binflash. IT WORKS!!! :clap: :clap: :clap:
You are the best!!! :bow: :bow: :bow: