I've got a Nec 3500AG about two months ago, and until yesterday it worked perfectly. However, yesterday I tried to burn an ordinary audio-cd which failed since the files where occupied by iTunes transmitting them to my iPod.
A wasted disc i thought, and retried the burning as soon as iTunes where ready and closed down. Now i got "power calibration error" before the burning process even began, and since then the burner generates the same error regardless of what I'm trying to burn.
I've tried diffrent burning softwares, and I've updated the firmware to the latest (2.18), to no avail. I've tried diffrent discs (though of the same type) but I don't think it's the medium since I've burned to them succesfully before, and I get the error before the burning has even began.
This was the first time my Nec burner ever failed an attempt to burn. Is it really possible that an failed attempt can ruin the hardware?
I'm about to return the burner to the dealer, but I'd be really happy if someone has a simpler and quicker solution to offer.
Here's what DVD Decrypter says when I try to burn i small iso-file:
Device [1:1:0]NEC DVDRW ND-3500AG 2.18 (H:)(ATA)
Interpretation: Check Condition
CDB: 2A 00 FF FF FF 6A 00 00 20 00
Interpretation: Write (10) - Sectors: 4294967146 - 4294967177
Sense Area: 70 00 03 00 00 00 00 0A 00 00 00 00 73 03 00 00 00 00
Interpretation: Power Calibration Area Error
// Alfred Ruth