Power calibration ERROR?

I have a nec 6650A slimline for my dell 700m laptop. I have been having a horrible time getting this bad boy to work. I have tried so many versions of DVDr media. I have tried many different firmwares.

Everytime I try to burn dvd format with Nero7 I find that i get “power calibration” issues.

what does this mean?
How could i fix it?

thanks a bunch
Pogo

http://liggydee.cdfreaks.com/page/6650/

The latest firmware for your drive is the 103C (master) or 203C (slave). If you have a 1.xx firmware, then stick with that series. If you have a 2.xx firmware, then stick with that series.

DO NOT BY ANY MEANS FLASH THE BOOTCODE UNLESS YOU KNOW WHY & WHAT YOU’RE DOING.

Also newer media may not be supported by the firmware, so you sometimes need to customize the MID list using MediaCodeSpeedEdit.
Ex: http://club.cdfreaks.com/showthread.php?t=194231

If you have any questions, please consult the documentation first (on the left side of the page).

OK, SO im working with 103c now. Still cannot burn DVD-r

I can:
read DVD
read CD
write Cd

I can’t :
Burn a DVD-r

I get this from Nero 7

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Windows XP 5.1
IA32
WinAspi: -
ahead WinASPI: File ‘C:\Program Files\Nero\Nero 7\Core\Wnaspi32.dll’: Ver=2.0.1.74, size=164112 bytes, created 11/2/2004 1:54:32 PM

NT-SPTI used
Nero Version: 7.0.0.0
Recorder: <_NEC DVD±RW ND-6650A> Version: 103C - HA 1 TA 3 - 7.0.0.0
Adapter driver: <IDE> HA 1
Drive buffer : 2048kB
Bus Type : default (0) -> ATAPI, detected: ?
CD-ROM: <SCSIVAX DVD/CD-ROM >Version: 2.7a - HA 1 TA 1 - 7.0.0.0
Adapter driver: <SCSI> HA 1

=== Scsi-Device-Map ===
DiskPeripheral : HTS548040M9AT00 atapi Port 0 ID 0 DMA: On
CdRomPeripheral : _NEC DVD±RW ND-6650A atapi Port 1 ID 0 DMA: On
CdRomPeripheral : SCSIVAX DVD/CD-ROM 2.7a Vax347s Port 2 ID 0 DMA: Off

=== CDRom-Device-Map ===
_NEC DVD±RW ND-6650A D: CDRom3
SCSIVAX DVD/CD-ROM F: CDRom1

AutoRun : 1
Excluded drive IDs:
WriteBufferSize: 83886080 (0) Byte
ShowDrvBufStat : 0
BUFE : 0
Physical memory : 1006MB (1030576kB)
Free physical memory: 548MB (561580kB)
Memory in use : 45 %
Uncached PFiles: 0x0
Use Inquiry : 1
Global Bus Type: default (0)
Check supported media : Disabled (0)

28.9.2006
ISO compilation
8:14:32 PM #1 Text 0 File Isodoc.cpp, Line 6410
Iso document burn settings

Determine maximum speed : TRUE
Simulate : FALSE
Write : TRUE
Finalize CD : FALSE
Multisession : TRUE
Multisession type: : Start multisession
Burning mode : DAO
Mode : 1
ISO Level : 1 (Max. of 11 = 8 + 3 char)
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

8:14:32 PM #2 Text 0 File ThreadedTransfer.cpp, Line 525
ReadBuffer-Pipe got 81920KB of Memory

8:14:32 PM #3 Text 0 File Reader.cpp, Line 124
Reader running

8:14:32 PM #4 Text 0 File Writer.cpp, Line 113
Writer D: _NEC DVD±RW ND-6650A running

8:14:32 PM #5 ISO9660GEN -11 File Geniso.cpp, Line 3304
First writeable address = 0 (0x00000000)

8:14:32 PM #6 Text 0 File Burncd.cpp, Line 3301
Turn on Disc-At-Once, using DVD media

8:14:33 PM #7 Text 0 File DlgWaitCD.cpp, Line 277
Last possible write address on media: 2295103 (510:01.28, 4482MB)
Last address to be written: 90015 ( 20:00.15, 175MB)

8:14:33 PM #8 Text 0 File DlgWaitCD.cpp, Line 289
Write in overburning mode: NO (enabled: CD)

8:14:33 PM #9 Text 0 File DlgWaitCD.cpp, Line 2568
Recorder: _NEC DVD±RW ND-6650A, Media type: DVD+RW

8:14:33 PM #10 Text 0 File DlgWaitCD.cpp, Line 456
>>> Protocol of DlgWaitCD activities: <<<

8:14:33 PM #11 Text 0 File ThreadedTransferInterface.cpp, Line 846
Setup items (after recorder preparation)
0: TRM_DATA_MODE1 ()
2 indices, index0 (150) not provided
original disc pos #0 + 90016 (90016) = #90016/20:0.16
relocatable, disc pos for caching/writing not required/ required, no patch infos
-> TRM_DATA_MODE1, 2048, config 0, wanted index0 0 blocks, length 90016 blocks [D: _NEC DVD±RW ND-6650A]

8:14:33 PM #12 Text 0 File ThreadedTransferInterface.cpp, Line 1058
Prepare recorder [D: _NEC DVD±RW ND-6650A] for write in CUE-sheet-DAO
DAO infos:

MCN: ""
TOCType: 0x00; Session Closed, disc not fixated
Tracks 1 to 1:
1: TRM_DATA_MODE1, 2048/0x00, FilePos 0 0 184352768, ISRC ""
DAO layout:

Start|Track|Idx|CtrlAdr|RecDep_____
0 | lead-in | 0 | 0x41 | 0x00
0 | 1 | 0 | 0x41 | 0x00
0 | 1 | 1 | 0x41 | 0x00
90016 | lead-out | 1 | 0x41 | 0x00

8:14:33 PM #13 Text 0 File SCSIPassThrough.cpp, Line 34
SPTILockVolume - completed successfully for FCTL_LOCK_VOLUME

8:14:33 PM #14 Phase 24 File dlgbrnst.cpp, Line 1724
Caching of files started

8:14:33 PM #15 Text 0 File Burncd.cpp, Line 4129
Cache writing successful.

8:14:33 PM #16 Phase 25 File dlgbrnst.cpp, Line 1724
Caching of files completed

8:14:33 PM #17 Phase 28 File dlgbrnst.cpp, Line 1724
Speed measurement started

8:14:33 PM #18 Text 0 File ThreadedTransferInterface.cpp, Line 2669
Verifying disc position of item 0 (relocatable, disc pos, no patch infos, orig at #0): write at #0

8:14:39 PM #19 Text 0 File WriterStatus.cpp, Line 116
<D: _NEC DVD±RW ND-6650A> start writing Lead-Out at LBA 90016 (15FA0h), length 0 blocks

8:14:39 PM #20 Text 0 File ThreadedTransfer.cpp, Line 228
all writers idle, stopping conversion

8:14:39 PM #21 Phase 29 File dlgbrnst.cpp, Line 1673
Speed measurement completed: 41x (56,702 KB/s)

8:14:39 PM #22 Phase 36 File dlgbrnst.cpp, Line 1724
Burn process started at 2.4x (3,324 KB/s)

8:14:39 PM #23 Text 0 File ThreadedTransferInterface.cpp, Line 2669
Verifying disc position of item 0 (relocatable, disc pos, no patch infos, orig at #0): write at #0

8:14:39 PM #24 SPTI -1066 File SCSIPassThrough.cpp, Line 306
CdRom3: 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 x046af200: Len x804

8:14:39 PM #25 Phase 98 File dlgbrnst.cpp, Line 1724
Start formatting disc before burning

8:15:09 PM #26 SPTI -1106 File SCSIPassThrough.cpp, Line 306
CdRom3: SCSIStatus(x02) WinError(0) NeroError(-1106)
Sense Key: 0x03 (KEY_MEDIUM_ERROR)
Sense Code: 0x73
Sense Qual: 0x03
CDB Data: 0x00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00
Sense Area: 0x70 00 03 00 00 00 00 0A 00 00 00 00 73 03

8:15:09 PM #27 Phase 101 File dlgbrnst.cpp, Line 1724
Formatting disc failed

8:15:09 PM #28 Text 0 File DVDPlusRW.cpp, Line 666
Start write address at LBA 0
DVD high compatibility mode: No

8:15:09 PM #29 CDR -1106 File ThreadedTransferInterface.cpp, Line 1783
Power calibration error
D: _NEC DVD±RW ND-6650A

8:15:09 PM #30 TRANSFER -27 File ThreadedTransferInterface.cpp, Line 1783
Could not perform start of Disc-at-once

8:15:09 PM #31 Phase 38 File dlgbrnst.cpp, Line 1724
Burn process failed at 2.4x (3,324 KB/s)

Existing drivers:
File ‘Drivers\scsiport.sys’: Ver=5.1.2600.2180 (xpsp_sp2_rtm.040803-2158), size=96256 bytes, created 8/3/2004 10:59:42 PM (Adapter driver for src)

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

Im no Cd drive genious but that is odd, so i tried different types of Media.
No luck

thanks anyone who could help

This nero version is full of bugs - update!

Disable multisession!

Get a copy of DVD Identifier and MediaCodeSpeedEdit. See if the MID of the media you are trying is supported by the 103C firmware. If not, then use MCSE to patch the firmware like in the thread that I posted above.

Also do what chef recommended…update Nero 7 to the latest 7.5.x.x.

7.2.7.0 is the best Nero version. 7.5 can cause sudden crashes into msvcr71.dll.
No -R can be burned at 2.4x! There’s something wrong there…

OK i tried 7.5.1.1 and that didnt help I find that i cant even get through a simulation.

Is there another burning program that i should consider using?

here is the error log

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1C80-0000-19E5-MA2X-4004-4439-****

Windows XP 5.1
IA32
WinAspi: -
ahead WinASPI: File ‘C:\Program Files\Nero\Nero 7\Core\Wnaspi32.dll’: Ver=2.0.1.74, size=164112 bytes, created 11/2/2004 1:54:32 PM

NT-SPTI used
Nero Version: 7.5.1.1
Internal Version: 7, 5, 1, 1

Recorder: <_NEC DVD±RW ND-6650A> Version: 103C - HA 1 TA 0 - 7.5.1.1
Adapter driver: <IDE> HA 1
Drive buffer : 2048kB
Bus Type : default (0) -> ATAPI, detected: ?
CD-ROM: ???
Adapter driver: ???Adapter driver:

=== Scsi-Device-Map ===
DiskPeripheral : HTS548040M9AT00 atapi Port 0 ID 0 DMA: On
CdRomPeripheral : _NEC DVD±RW ND-6650A atapi Port 1 ID 0 DMA: Off

=== CDRom-Device-Map ===

AutoRun : 1
Excluded drive IDs:
WriteBufferSize: 83886080 (0) Byte
BUFE : 0
Physical memory : 1006MB (1030576kB)
Free physical memory: 527MB (539772kB)
Memory in use : 47 %
Uncached PFiles: 0x0
Use Inquiry : 1
Global Bus Type: default (0)
Check supported media : Disabled (0)

30.9.2006
ISO compilation
12:29:52 AM #1 Text 0 File Isodoc.cpp, Line 6510
Iso document burn settings
------------------------------------------
Determine maximum speed : TRUE
Simulate : TRUE
Write : TRUE
Finalize CD : TRUE
Multisession : FALSE
Burning mode : DAO
Mode : 1
ISO Level : 1 (Max. of 11 = 8 + 3 char)
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

12:29:52 AM #2 Text 0 File ThreadedTransfer.cpp, Line 540
ReadBuffer-Pipe got 81920KB of Memory

12:29:52 AM #3 Text 0 File Reader.cpp, Line 126
Reader running

12:29:52 AM #4 Text 0 File Writer.cpp, Line 123
Writer D: _NEC DVD±RW ND-6650A running

12:29:52 AM #5 ISO9660GEN -11 File Geniso.cpp, Line 3313
First writeable address = 0 (0x00000000)

12:29:52 AM #6 Text 0 File Burncd.cpp, Line 3443
Turn on Disc-At-Once, using DVD media

12:29:52 AM #7 Text 0 File DlgWaitCD.cpp, Line 300
Last possible write address on media: 2298495 (510:46.45, 4489MB)
Last address to be written: 90031 ( 20:00.31, 175MB)

12:29:52 AM #8 Text 0 File DlgWaitCD.cpp, Line 312
Write in overburning mode: NO (enabled: CD)

12:29:52 AM #9 Text 0 File DlgWaitCD.cpp, Line 2851
Recorder: _NEC DVD±RW ND-6650A, Media type: DVD-R
Disc Manufacturer: RITEKF - 1
Disc Application Code: 64, Disc Physical Code: 193

12:29:52 AM #10 Text 0 File DlgWaitCD.cpp, Line 484
>>> Protocol of DlgWaitCD activities: <<<
=========================================

12:29:52 AM #11 Text 0 File ThreadedTransferInterface.cpp, Line 863
Setup items (after recorder preparation)
0: TRM_DATA_MODE1 ()
2 indices, index0 (150) not provided
original disc pos #0 + 90032 (90032) = #90032/20:0.32
relocatable, disc pos for caching/writing not required/ required, no patch infos
-> TRM_DATA_MODE1, 2048, config 0, wanted index0 0 blocks, length 90032 blocks [D: _NEC DVD±RW ND-6650A]
--------------------------------------------------------------

12:29:52 AM #12 Text 0 File ThreadedTransferInterface.cpp, Line 1079
Prepare recorder [D: _NEC DVD±RW ND-6650A] 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 184385536, ISRC ""
DAO layout:
===========
__Start|___Track|Idx|CtrlAdr|Size|NWA|RecDep
0 | lead-in | 0 | 0x41 | 0 | 0 | 0x00
0 | 1 | 0 | 0x41 | 90032 | 0 | 0x00
0 | 1 | 1 | 0x41 | 90032 | 0 | 0x00
90032 | lead-out | 1 | 0x41 | 0 | 0 | 0x00

12:29:52 AM #13 Text 0 File SCSIPassThrough.cpp, Line 39
SPTILockVolume - completed successfully for FCTL_LOCK_VOLUME

12:29:52 AM #14 Phase 24 File dlgbrnst.cpp, Line 1730
Caching of files started

12:29:52 AM #15 Text 0 File Burncd.cpp, Line 4274
Cache writing successful.

12:29:52 AM #16 Phase 25 File dlgbrnst.cpp, Line 1730
Caching of files completed

12:29:52 AM #17 Phase 28 File dlgbrnst.cpp, Line 1730
Speed measurement started

12:29:52 AM #18 Text 0 File ThreadedTransferInterface.cpp, Line 2746
Verifying disc position of item 0 (relocatable, disc pos, no patch infos, orig at #0): write at #0

12:29:58 AM #19 Text 0 File WriterStatus.cpp, Line 116
<D: _NEC DVD±RW ND-6650A> start writing Lead-Out at LBA 90032 (15FB0h), length 0 blocks

12:29:58 AM #20 Text 0 File ThreadedTransfer.cpp, Line 229
all writers idle, stopping conversion

12:29:58 AM #21 Phase 29 File dlgbrnst.cpp, Line 1679
Speed measurement completed: 37.5x (51,816 KB/s)

12:29:58 AM #22 Phase 32 File dlgbrnst.cpp, Line 1730
Simulation started at 6x (8,310 KB/s)

12:29:58 AM #23 Text 0 File ThreadedTransferInterface.cpp, Line 2746
Verifying disc position of item 0 (relocatable, disc pos, no patch infos, orig at #0): write at #0

12:29:59 AM #24 Text 0 File DVDR.cpp, Line 2969
Recording mode: Sequential Recording Mode for Multisession

12:29:59 AM #25 Text 0 File DVDR.cpp, Line 3125
Start write address at LBA 0
DVD high compatibility mode: No

12:29:59 AM #26 Text 0 File Cdrdrv.cpp, Line 9215
---- DVD Structure: Physical Format Information (00h) ----
Media Type: 0, Layer: 0, Address: 0 (0 h), AGID: 0; Length: 2050
Book Type: DVD-R (2), Part Version: 2.0x (5), Extended Part Version: 2.1 (33)
Disc Size: 120 mm, Maximum Rate: <not specified> (F h)
Number of Layers: 1, Track Path: Parallel Track Path (PTP), Layer Type: recordable
Linear Density: 0,267 um/bit, Track Density: 0,74 um/track
Starting Physical Sector Number of Data Area: 30000 h (DVD-ROM, DVD-R/-RW, DVD+R/+RW)
End Physical Sector Number of Data Area: 26127F h
End Sector Number in Layer 0: 0 h (LBN: FFFD0000 h, 4193920 MB)
Data in Burst Cutting Area (BCA) does not exist
Start sector number of the current Border-Out: 2FE10 h
Start sector number of the next Border-In: 2FFA0 h
Media Specific [16…63]:
00 60 00 10 20 30 40 50 - 00 00 00 21 00 00 00 00 .`…0@P…!..
00 02 FE 10 00 02 FF A0 - 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 …
00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 - 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 …

12:31:26 AM #27 SPTI -600 File SCSIPassThrough.cpp, Line 291
D: CdRom0: SCSIStatus(x00) WinError(55) NeroError(-600)
Sense Key: 0x00 (KEY_NO_SENSE)
Sense Code: 0x00
Sense Qual: 0x00
CDB Data: 0x5C 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 0C 00 00 00
Sense Area: 0x00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00
Buffer x04a1bc00: Len xc

12:31:26 AM #28 SPTI -500 File SCSIPassThrough.cpp, Line 291
D: CdRom0: SCSIStatus(x00) WinError(22) NeroError(-500)
Sense Key: 0x00 (KEY_NO_SENSE)
Sense Code: 0x00
Sense Qual: 0x00
CDB Data: 0x2A 00 00 00 00 20 00 00 20 00 00 00
Sense Area: 0x00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00
Buffer x0c8d0000: Len x10000
0x9F 7F 1B 6D FC 7D BD F1 B7 DF C6 DB 7F 1B 6D FC
0x6D B7 F1 B6 F7 C6 F3 FF 1B 6D FC 7B E7 F1 B6 DF
0xC7 BB 7F 1B ED FC 79 BF F1 B6 FF C7 F6 FF 1F 6D

12:31:26 AM #29 SPTI -500 File SCSIPassThrough.cpp, Line 291
D: CdRom0: SCSIStatus(x00) WinError(22) NeroError(-500)
Sense Key: 0x00 (KEY_NO_SENSE)
Sense Code: 0x00
Sense Qual: 0x00
CDB Data: 0x2A 00 00 00 00 20 00 00 20 00 00 00
Sense Area: 0x00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00
Buffer x064ed000: Len x10000
0x9F 7F 1B 6D FC 7D BD F1 B7 DF C6 DB 7F 1B 6D FC
0x6D B7 F1 B6 F7 C6 F3 FF 1B 6D FC 7B E7 F1 B6 DF
0xC7 BB 7F 1B ED FC 79 BF F1 B6 FF C7 F6 FF 1F 6D

12:31:26 AM #30 Text 0 File MMC.cpp, Line 19834
Writer-Buffer for D: _NEC DVD±RW ND-6650A reduced to 32768Bytes

12:31:26 AM #31 SPTI -500 File SCSIPassThrough.cpp, Line 291
D: CdRom0: SCSIStatus(x00) WinError(22) NeroError(-500)
Sense Key: 0x00 (KEY_NO_SENSE)
Sense Code: 0x00
Sense Qual: 0x00
CDB Data: 0x2A 00 00 00 00 20 00 00 10 00 00 00
Sense Area: 0x00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00
Buffer x064cb200: Len x8000
0x9F 7F 1B 6D FC 7D BD F1 B7 DF C6 DB 7F 1B 6D FC
0x6D B7 F1 B6 F7 C6 F3 FF 1B 6D FC 7B E7 F1 B6 DF
0xC7 BB 7F 1B ED FC 79 BF F1 B6 FF C7 F6 FF 1F 6D

12:31:26 AM #32 CDR -500 File Writer.cpp, Line 312
SCSI command aborted
D: _NEC DVD±RW ND-6650A

12:31:26 AM #33 Text 0 File ThreadedTransfer.cpp, Line 229
all writers idle, stopping conversion

12:31:26 AM #34 Text 0 File ThreadedTransfer.cpp, Line 223
conversion idle, stopping reader

12:31:26 AM #35 Text 0 File DVDR.cpp, Line 3341
EndDAO: Last written address was 31

12:31:26 AM #36 SPTI -600 File SCSIPassThrough.cpp, Line 291
CdRom0: SCSIStatus(x00) WinError(55) NeroError(-600)
Sense Key: 0x00 (KEY_NO_SENSE)
Sense Code: 0x00
Sense Qual: 0x00
CDB Data: 0x51 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 20 00 00 00
Sense Area: 0x00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00
Buffer x04a1ae00: Len x20

12:31:26 AM #37 SPTI -600 File SCSIPassThrough.cpp, Line 291
CdRom0: SCSIStatus(x00) WinError(55) NeroError(-600)
Sense Key: 0x00 (KEY_NO_SENSE)
Sense Code: 0x00
Sense Qual: 0x00
CDB Data: 0x5A 00 05 00 00 00 00 00 48 00
Sense Area: 0x00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00
Buffer x04a1be00: Len x48

12:31:27 AM #38 CDR -600 File WriterStatus.cpp, Line 167
Device not available
D: _NEC DVD±RW ND-6650A

12:31:27 AM #39 TRANSFER -24 File WriterStatus.cpp, Line 167
Could not perform end of Disc-at-once

12:31:28 AM #40 Phase 34 File dlgbrnst.cpp, Line 1730
Simulation failed at 6x (8,310 KB/s)

Existing drivers:

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

Try CopyToDVD. See the link in my signature.

There is something wrong with either the drive or connection/setup.
I would replace the ide cable first, make sure it is jumpered as master or slave (not CS!) and then try other media too with ImgBurn v2.

tried that program
Still got a one of these

10/2/2006 12:38:20 AM info Sending anonymous statistics…
10/2/2006 12:38:20 AM error Write has failed at the very beginning of the burning process.
10/2/2006 12:38:20 AM error Most of the time, this is caused by media compatibility.
10/2/2006 12:38:20 AM error We suggest trying another brand of media.
10/2/2006 12:38:13 AM error Write error at 0 (16) - Code 03 73 03 [Medium error, Power calibration fail (CD-burner is dirty)]
10/2/2006 12:37:53 AM warning Optimal Power Calibration failed: Code 03 73 03 [Medium error, Power calibration fail (CD-burner is dirty)]
10/2/2006 12:37:24 AM info Start Write Buffer
10/2/2006 12:37:24 AM info Start writing…
10/2/2006 12:37:24 AM info Buffer under-run proof enabled
10/2/2006 12:37:24 AM info Init success: DVD-R packet writing
10/2/2006 12:37:24 AM info Writing speed requested x8.0, effective x2.4
10/2/2006 12:37:23 AM info Writing session #1 and keeping disc writable.
10/2/2006 12:37:23 AM info Open Image file "C:\Documents and Settings\Administrator\Application Data\CopyToDvd\COPYTODVD_10022006_003723_584.cache"
10/2/2006 12:37:23 AM info Required sector size : 214032
10/2/2006 12:37:23 AM info Available sector size : 2297888
10/2/2006 12:37:23 AM info Available write speed: 8x, 6x, 4x, 2x
10/2/2006 12:37:23 AM info Media ID: RITEKF1
10/2/2006 12:37:23 AM info Multisession is enabled in filesystem
10/2/2006 12:37:23 AM info Volume name: "New_Disc"
10/2/2006 12:37:23 AM info Blank or incomplete DVD
10/2/2006 12:37:23 AM info Detected media $0011 : DVD-R
10/2/2006 12:37:23 AM info Finished browsing files - Data size 418 Mb.
10/2/2006 12:37:23 AM info File scan complete: 4 files, 1 directories
10/2/2006 12:37:23 AM info Start Browsing file structures
10/2/2006 12:37:23 AM info IDE Controler manufacturer : Intel
10/2/2006 12:37:23 AM info IDE Controler Description : Intel® 82801DBM Ultra ATA Storage Controller - 24CA
10/2/2006 12:37:23 AM info Location : PCI bus 0, device 31, function 1
10/2/2006 12:37:23 AM info Support Media : DVD-R, DVD-RW Seq., DVD-RW RO, DVD+R, DVD+RW, CD-R, CD-RW, DL DVD+R
10/2/2006 12:37:23 AM info Writing device used : 1:0:0 - _NEC DVD±RW ND-6650A 103C [D] (Ide)
10/2/2006 12:37:23 AM info Using Patin-Couffin driver Version 1.36, Internal revision 36 - Async. Access mode
10/2/2006 12:37:23 AM info Using File/Directory list.
10/2/2006 12:37:23 AM info ParamStr 4 = "/writespeed=8.0"
10/2/2006 12:37:23 AM info ParamStr 3 = "/writedevice=D"
10/2/2006 12:37:23 AM info ParamStr 2 = "/volumename=New_Disc"
10/2/2006 12:37:23 AM info ParamStr 1 = "/datafl=C:\Documents and Settings\Administrator\Application Data\Vso~c2c_fl.tmp"
10/2/2006 12:37:23 AM info ParamStr 0 = "C:\PROGRA~1\VSO\COPYTO~1\CopyToCD.exe"
10/2/2006 12:37:23 AM info User default language : 1033 (0x0409h) - English (United States)
10/2/2006 12:37:23 AM info System default language : 1033 (0x0409h) - English (United States)
10/2/2006 12:37:23 AM info Version 4.0.0.38
10/2/2006 12:37:23 AM info ExeName : "C:\PROGRA~1\VSO\COPYTO~1\CopyToCD.exe"
10/2/2006 12:37:23 AM info OS : Microsoft Windows XP Professional Service Pack 2 (Build 2600)
10/2/2006 12:37:23 AM info 32 bits native system
10/2/2006 12:37:16 AM info ******************** Report session started ********************

Thanks a booodle for the help. but could we maby see if there is something else that could work.

have the exact same problem with my nec 6750 in a dell inspiron 2200. the drive has 2.42 firmware,was 2.01 originally and is a slave on the primary ide channel. burnt one cd yesterday but cannot burn again. no luck with dvd’s either.

Who told you to update to 2.42???

tqhoang recommended in this thread http://club.cdfreaks.com/showthread.php?t=194789 .do you have any thought of what the problem is.

You have a DELL OEM drive. I think the drive should stay with DELL firmware.

But Power calibration error is a media (support) problem in the first case.

the nec burner i bought is not a dell rebadge, bought it myself online. i got it to replace my original cd-rw/dvd-rom combo drive. tried plenty of media ,will not even burn cd’s. strange thing is it will read dvd’s but not cd’s,any type of cd,pressed or burnt.tried it on my brothers 1300 inspiron,mine is inspiron 2200, but got same power calibration error. gonna send burner back and get a replacement,maybe pioneer k16, but i hope new one works better.

Hi,

10/2/2006 12:37:24 AM info Writing speed requested x8.0, effective x2.4
10/2/2006 12:37:23 AM info Writing session #1 and keeping disc writable.
10/2/2006 12:37:23 AM info Open Image file "C:\Documents and Settings\Administrator\Application Data\CopyToDvd\COPYTODVD_10022006_003723_584.cache"
10/2/2006 12:37:23 AM info Required sector size : 214032
10/2/2006 12:37:23 AM info Available sector size : 2297888
10/2/2006 12:37:23 AM info Available write speed: 8x, 6x, 4x, 2x
10/2/2006 12:37:23 AM info Media ID: RITEKF1

I would slow down the burn speed to 2x, for testing purposes.

Those are not 1st Class media and may be 1 of the cause of all those errors:

10/2/2006 12:38:13 AM error Write error at 0 (16) - Code 03 73 03 [Medium error, Power calibration fail (CD-burner is dirty)]
10/2/2006 12:37:53 AM warning Optimal Power Calibration failed: Code 03 73 03 [Medium error, Power calibration fail (CD-burner is dirty)]

My 2 cents…

[QUOTE=pogopirate;1558930]I have a nec 6650A slimline for my dell 700m laptop. I have been having a horrible time getting this bad boy to work. I have tried so many versions of DVDr media. I have tried many different firmwares.

Everytime I try to burn dvd format with Nero7 I find that i get “power calibration” issues.

what does this mean?
How could i fix it?

thanks a bunch
Pogo[/QUOTE]
i think i know how to help u…try this :

  1. on Desktop click Start
  2. select Control Panel
  3. click on Administrative Tools
  4. click on Services
  5. browse your way down to IMAPI CD BURNING COM SERVICE
  6. right click (on IMAPI) then select properties
    *7. in the middle of the window, it will say start up type. Click on the arrow to the right and select Automatic and after that Start service.
  7. make sure you click APPLY

if that does not work, try
*7 if it is on manual set it to Disable.

bafta :slight_smile:

CdRomPeripheral : _NEC DVD±RW ND-6650A atapi Port 1 ID 0 DMA: Off

Alcohol software is your problem!

Disable HIDE MEDIA ID.