SONY DVD+RW DW-P50A - Could not perform Fixation error / Power calibration error

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#1

Hi all,

I have a Compaq Presario 2500 laptop. It came with a SONY DVD+RW DW-P50A drive. I have been using it from last 18months and I have written n number of cd’s and dvd+r/rw’s without any problem.

From couple of days when i was trying to write a CD it was giving me “Could not perform Fixation” error and was failing to write the CD. In the log I also read a line which says “Power calibration error”. Is this the real error?

When I start to the burn the CD, initially Power-Burn is activated, then it completes Caching of files. After that Burn process started at 16x. It goes to 5% then after a minute I get the error message “Could not perform Fixation”. After that it gives me a message saying Burn process failed.

The CD on the which it failed to write, after the process is still like a blank new CD. I.e., burn of CD has not been started at all. I have tried with different media but no result.

Now I have updated the Sony DVD drive firmware to latest Version 1.8f and the Nero version to 6.6.0.8. Still I get the error.

Can anyone of you please tell me what to do?
Is my drive gone?
Is it a h/w problem or s/w problem?
Can it be repaired?
Warranty is over as of now, I want to know if I renew the warranty and then go for support will there be any use?
For support should I go to Compaq or Sony?

Thanks in advance.

Thanks and Regards,
Vamsi.

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Here is my NERO Burning ROM log.

Windows XP 5.1
IA32
WinAspi: -
ahead WinASPI: File ‘C:\Program Files\Ahead\Nero\Wnaspi32.dll’: Ver=2.0.1.74, size=164112

bytes, created 10/26/2004 5:35:34 PM
Nero Version: 6.6.0.8
Recorder: <SONY DVD+RW DW-P50A> Version: 1.8f - HA 1 TA 0 - 6.6.0.8
Adapter driver: <atapi> HA 1
Drive buffer : 8192kB
Bus Type : default (0) -> ATAPI, detected: ATAPI
CD-ROM: <SONY DVD+RW DW-P50A >Version: 1.8f - HA 1 TA 0 - 6.6.0.8
Adapter driver: <atapi> HA 1

=== Scsi-Device-Map ===
DiskPeripheral : TOSHIBA MK8025GAS atapi Port 0 ID 0 DMA: On
CdRomPeripheral : SONY DVD+RW DW-P50A atapi Port 1 ID 0 DMA: On
CdRomPeripheral : NERO IMAGEDRIVE2 2.26 imagedrv Port 2 ID 0 DMA: Off

=== CDRom-Device-Map ===
SONY DVD+RW DW-P50A F: CDRom3
NERO IMAGEDRIVE2 G: CDRom1

AutoRun : 1
Excluded drive IDs:
WriteBufferSize: 66060288 (0) Byte
ShowDrvBufStat : 0
BUFE : 0
Physical memory : 446MB (457712kB)
Free physical memory: 121MB (124072kB)
Memory in use : 72 %
Uncached PFiles: 0x0
Use Inquiry : 1
Global Bus Type: default (0)
Check supported media : Disabled (0)

10.1.2005
CD-ROM (ISO)
10:16:38 PM #1 Text 0 File Isodoc.cpp, Line 6172
Iso document burn settings

Determine maximum speed : FALSE
Simulate : FALSE
Write : TRUE
Finalize CD : TRUE
Multisession : FALSE
Burning mode : TAO
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

10:16:38 PM #2 Text 0 File Reader.cpp, Line 127
Reader running

10:16:38 PM #3 Text 0 File Writer.cpp, Line 122
Writer SONY DVD+RW DW-P50A running

10:16:38 PM #4 ISO9660GEN -11 File geniso.cpp, Line 3293
First writeable address = 0 (0x00000000)

10:16:38 PM #5 Text 0 File Burncd.cpp, Line 3153
Turn on Track-At-Once, using CD-R/RW media

10:16:38 PM #6 Text 0 File DlgWaitCD.cpp, Line 259
Last possible write address on media: 359848 ( 79:59.73)
Last address to be written: 355808 ( 79:06.08)

10:16:38 PM #7 Text 0 File DlgWaitCD.cpp, Line 271
Write in overburning mode: NO (enabled: CD)

10:16:38 PM #8 Text 0 File DlgWaitCD.cpp, Line 2316
Recorder: SONY DVD+RW DW-P50A;
CDR code: 00 97 17 06; OSJ entry from: Moser Baer India Limited
ATIP Data:
Special Info [hex] 1: D0 00 A0, 2: 61 11 06 (LI 97:17.06), 3: 4F 3B 4A (LO 79:59.74)
Additional Info [hex] 1: 00 00 00 (invalid), 2: 00 00 00 (invalid), 3: 00 00 00 (invalid)

10:16:38 PM #9 Text 0 File DlgWaitCD.cpp, Line 433
>>> Protocol of DlgWaitCD activities: <<<

10:16:38 PM #10 Text 0 File ThreadedTransferInterface.cpp, Line 830
Setup items (after recorder preparation)
0: TRM_DATA_MODE1 ()
2 indices, index0 (150) not provided
original disc pos #0 + 355809 (355809) = #355809/79:4.9
relocatable, disc pos for caching/writing not required/ required, no patch infos
-> TRM_DATA_MODE1, 2048, config 0, wanted index0 0 blocks, length 355807 blocks [SONY DVD+RW DW-P50A]

10:16:39 PM #11 Text 0 File ThreadedTransferInterface.cpp, Line 1043
Prepare recorder [SONY DVD+RW DW-P50A] for write in TAO
DAO infos:

MCN: “”
TOCType: 0x00; Session Closed, disc fixated
Tracks 1 to 1:
1: TRM_DATA_MODE1, 2048/0x00, FilePos 0 307200 729004032, ISRC “”
DAO layout:

Start|Track|Idx|CtrlAdr|RecDep_____
-150 | lead-in | 0 | 0x41 | 0x00
-150 | 1 | 0 | 0x41 | 0x00
0 | 1 | 1 | 0x41 | 0x00
355809 | lead-out | 1 | 0x41 | 0x00

10:16:39 PM #12 Text 0 File ThreadedTransferInterface.cpp, Line 1111
Removed 2 run-out blocks from end of track 1. Length: 355809 -> 355807.

10:16:39 PM #13 Phase 24 File dlgbrnst.cpp, Line 1832
Caching of files started

10:16:40 PM #14 Text 0 File Burncd.cpp, Line 4040
Cache writing successful.

10:16:40 PM #15 Phase 25 File dlgbrnst.cpp, Line 1832
Caching of files completed

10:16:40 PM #16 Phase 36 File dlgbrnst.cpp, Line 1832
Burn process started at 12x (1,800 KB/s)

10:16:41 PM #17 Text 0 File ThreadedTransferInterface.cpp, Line 2609
Verifying disc position of item 0 (relocatable, disc pos, no patch infos, orig at #0): write at #0

10:16:41 PM #18 Text 0 File Mmc.cpp, Line 21235
Set BUFE: Power-Burn -> OFF

10:17:19 PM #19 SCSI -1106 File Cdrdrv.cpp, Line 1435
SCSI Exec, HA 1, TA 0, LUN 0, buffer 0x031E0000
Status: 0x04 (0x01, SCSI_ERR)
HA-Status 0x00 (0x00, OK)
TA-Status 0x02 (0x01, SCSI_TASTATUS_CHKCOND)
Sense Key: 0x03 (KEY_MEDIUM_ERROR)
Sense Code: 0x73
Sense Qual: 0x03
CDB Data: 0x2A 0x00 0x00 0x00 0x0F 0x60 0x00 0x00 0x20 0x00 0x00 0x00
Sense Data: 0x71 0x00 0x03 0x00 0x00 0x00 0x00 0x12
0x00 0x00 0x00 0x00 0x73 0x03

10:17:19 PM #20 CDR -1106 File Writer.cpp, Line 311
Power calibration error

10:17:19 PM #21 Text 0 File ThreadedTransfer.cpp, Line 228
all writers idle, stopping conversion

10:17:19 PM #22 Text 0 File ThreadedTransfer.cpp, Line 222
conversion idle, stopping reader

10:17:19 PM #23 CDR -201 File WriterStatus.cpp, Line 200
Invalid write state
SONY DVD+RW DW-P50A\H1 T0

10:17:19 PM #24 TRANSFER -18 File WriterStatus.cpp, Line 200
Could not perform EndTrack

10:17:19 PM #25 Text 0 File Mmc.cpp, Line 15908
<SONY DVD+RW DW-P50A > start Close Session

10:17:19 PM #26 SCSI -1066 File Cdrdrv.cpp, Line 1181
SCSI Exec, HA 1, TA 0, LUN 0
Status: 0x04 (0x01, SCSI_ERR)
HA-Status 0x00 (0x00, OK)
TA-Status 0x02 (0x01, SCSI_TASTATUS_CHKCOND)
Sense Key: 0x05 (KEY_ILLEGAL_REQUEST)
Sense Code: 0x24
Sense Qual: 0x00
CDB Data: 0x5B 0x01 0x02 0x00 0x00 0x00 0x00 0x00 0x00 0x00 0x00 0x00
Sense Data: 0x70 0x00 0x05 0x00 0x00 0x00 0x00 0x12
0x00 0x00 0x00 0x00 0x24 0x00

10:17:19 PM #27 CDR -1066 File WriterStatus.cpp, Line 249
Invalid field in command

10:17:19 PM #28 TRANSFER -19 File WriterStatus.cpp, Line 249
Could not perform Fixation

10:17:19 PM #29 Text 0 File WriterStatus.cpp, Line 258
falling back to disc fixation

10:17:20 PM #30 Phase 38 File dlgbrnst.cpp, Line 1832
Burn process failed at 12x (1,800 KB/s)

Existing drivers:
File ‘Drivers\CDRALW2K.SYS’: Ver=5.3.5.10, size=23436 bytes, created 3/26/2003 11:20:16 AM
File ‘Drivers\PXHELP20.SYS’: Ver=2.02.62a, size=20016 bytes, created 10/28/2003 3:32:00 PM ( Prassi/Veritas driver for win 2K)

File ‘Drivers\atapi.sys’: Ver=5.1.2600.2180 (xpsp_sp2_rtm.040803-2158), size=95360 bytes, created 8/3/2004 10:59:44 PM (Adapter driver for rec)

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


#2

I had this problem before, it turned out to be the media. Maybe try ‘Disc at once’ instead of ‘Track at once’.
I’ve heard that Nero will sometimes have a problem if another burning software is installed (ie easy cd creator), (I’ve never actually seen this myself, although a friend had the same prob, he reformatted and it worked fine)
Are u using new media?? Maybe try burning a data disc then audio cd etc and see if u get same errors. Also scan for viruses and spyware etc. Then if all else fails, try updating ur FW (firmware)…< Hope this helps > sasarchiver


#3

Hi sasarchiver,

Thank you for immediate reply.

I was able to solve the problem. The Cause of the problem was the Low Quality Media. There was some problem in Moser bar CD’s Box I bought. I again bought some Sony CD’s. I was able to write on them.
I even updated the firmware.

Only thing I was surprised was, I was able to write on those moserbar cd’s using a different writer in my desktop. I don’t how it was possible.

Thanks,
Vamsi.


#4

I was able to solve the problem. The Cause of the problem was the Low Quality Media. There was some problem in Moser bar CD’s Box I bought. I again bought some Sony CD’s. I was able to write on them.
I even updated the firmware.

i had the same problem (“fixation error”) i cant figure out yet the likely culprit. pls note that i was using the nero 6.6.0.15 and an imation CDRW when i had the error. wat i tried was uninstall the DVDRW and the nero. then deleted the folder of nero under the program files. restarted then installed older version of nero 6.6.0.11 the burning is now ok.


#5

6.6.0.16 should have also worked, not 6.6.0.15.


#6

Hi dvamsi,when i’m searching over net for this problem then i saw this post and thanks to u dude coz i’ve solved this problem only because of you.

I have same sony drive and same low quality moserbaer cd’s.

I register at cdfreaks only to thank you.(But i’m now realizing that cdfreak is just awesome.


#7

I just started having this problem. But I’m using a 50pk of Sony CD-R that I’ve already used over half of. I haven’t installed any new programs, and nero is my only burning prog installed. It’s burning DVD’s with no problem. Any ideas?


#8

[QUOTE=BurningDisc;1966033]I just started having this problem. [B]But I’m using a 50pk of Sony CD-R that I’ve already used over half of.[/B] I haven’t installed any new programs, and nero is my only burning prog installed. It’s burning DVD’s with no problem. Any ideas?[/QUOTE]

Media quality always variies, even within the same spindle/box, whatever.
Maybe you could check the ATIP of the medias and post the info here?!