Sony DW-G120A Power Calibration Error

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#1

Sorry my first message here is a problem, but I’m hoping somone can help me with this.

Just got a Sony DW-G120A DVDRAM Drive, but any time I try to burn data to a disc, I get an error message stating that there is a power calibration error (specifically a flaw in the power calibration, 1048).

I have a 2ghz, 1gb RD-RAM, Windows XP Corp Ed PC. I have tried a Maxell 4X DVD+R, a PCline 4x DVD+R and a PCline DVD+Rw.

Actually, the DVD+Rw reported an illegal disc.

I’ve tried using Nero 6606 Ultra and CD-Burner XP Pro 3, both reporting the same errors.

Please help!


#2

Please update Nero to 6.6.1.4, then try again and post a logfile if possible (remove serials).


#3

A bit late, but hey…


Windows XP 5.1
IA32
WinAspi: -

NT-SPTI used
Nero Version: 7.2.0.3
Internal Version: 7, 2, 0, 3

Recorder:             <SONY DVD RW DW-G120A>    Version: MYS2 - HA 1 TA 0 - 7.2.0.3
 Adapter driver:      <IDE>                     HA 1
 Drive buffer  :      2048kB
 Bus Type      :      default (0) -> ATAPI, detected: ?
CD-ROM:               <SONY     DVD RW DW-G120A >Version: MYS2 - HA 1 TA 0 - 7.2.0.3
 Adapter driver:      <IDE>                     HA 1

=== Scsi-Device-Map ===
DiskPeripheral       : SAMSUNG SP1604N                  atapi Port 0 ID 0  DMA: On 
CdRomPeripheral      : SONY DVD RW DW-G120A             atapi Port 1 ID 0  DMA: On 
CdRomPeripheral      : Memorex 40MAXX 1248AJ            atapi Port 1 ID 1  DMA: On 
CdRomPeripheral      : VI4336U MWG071R         2.0B   vaxscsi Port 2 ID 0  DMA: Off

=== CDRom-Device-Map ===
SONY DVD RW DW-G120A       F:   CDRom0
Memorex 40MAXX 1248AJ      G:   CDRom1
VI4336U MWG071R            H:   CDRom5
=======================

AutoRun : 1
Excluded drive IDs: 
WriteBufferSize: 83886080 (0) Byte
BUFE           : 0
Physical memory     : 1023MB (1048032kB)
Free physical memory: 750MB (768024kB)
Memory in use       : 26 %
Uncached PFiles: 0x0
Use Inquiry    : 1
Global Bus Type: default (0)
Check supported media : Disabled (0) 

6.7.2006
ISO compilation
23:34:57	#1 Text 0 File Isodoc.cpp, Line 6424
	Iso document burn settings
	------------------------------------------
	Determine maximum speed : FALSE
	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
	
23:34:57	#2 Text 0 File ThreadedTransfer.cpp, Line 531
	ReadBuffer-Pipe got 81920KB of Memory
	
23:34:57	#3 Text 0 File Reader.cpp, Line 124
	Reader running
	
23:34:57	#4 ISO9660GEN -11 File Geniso.cpp, Line 3312
	First writeable address = 0 (0x00000000)
	
23:34:57	#5 Text 0 File Burncd.cpp, Line 3365
	Turn on Disc-At-Once, using DVD media
	
23:34:57	#6 Text 0 File DlgWaitCD.cpp, Line 289
	Last possible write address on media:  2295103 (510:01.28, 4482MB)
	Last address to be written:            1862479 (413:53.04, 3637MB)
	
23:34:57	#7 Text 0 File DlgWaitCD.cpp, Line 301
	Write in overburning mode: NO (enabled: CD)
	
23:34:57	#8 Text 0 File DlgWaitCD.cpp, Line 2715
	Recorder: SONY DVD RW DW-G120A, Media type: DVD+RW
	 Disc Manufacturer ID: OPTODISC, Media Type ID: OP4, Product revision number: 1
	 Disc Application Code: 0, Extended Information Indicators: 1
	
23:34:57	#9 Text 0 File DlgWaitCD.cpp, Line 473
	>>> Protocol of DlgWaitCD activities: <<<
	=========================================
	
23:34:57	#10 Text 0 File ThreadedTransferInterface.cpp, Line 847
	Setup items (after recorder preparation)
	 0: TRM_DATA_MODE1 ()
	    2 indices, index0 (150) not provided
	    original disc pos #0 + 1862480 (1862480) = #1862480/413:53.5
	    relocatable, disc pos for caching/writing not required/ required, no patch infos
	    -> TRM_DATA_MODE1, 2048, config 0, wanted index0 0 blocks, length 1862480 blocks [F: SONY DVD RW DW-G120A]
	--------------------------------------------------------------
	
23:34:57	#11 Text 0 File ThreadedTransferInterface.cpp, Line 1059
	Prepare recorder [F: SONY DVD RW DW-G120A] 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    3814359040, ISRC ""
	DAO layout:
	===========
	 __Start_|____Track_|_Idx_|_CtrlAdr_|_RecDep__________
	       0 |  lead-in |   0 |    0x41 | 0x00
	       0 |        1 |   0 |    0x41 | 0x00
	       0 |        1 |   1 |    0x41 | 0x00
	 1862480 | lead-out |   1 |    0x41 | 0x00
	
23:34:57	#12 Text 0 File SCSIPassThrough.cpp, Line 39
	SPTILockVolume - completed successfully for FCTL_LOCK_VOLUME
	
23:34:57	#13 Text 0 File SCSIPassThrough.cpp, Line 84
	SPTIDismountVolume - completed successfully for FSCTL_DISMOUNT_VOLUME
	
23:34:57	#14 Phase 24 File dlgbrnst.cpp, Line 1730
	Caching of files started
	
23:34:58	#15 Text 0 File Burncd.cpp, Line 4199
	Cache writing successful.
	
23:34:58	#16 Phase 25 File dlgbrnst.cpp, Line 1730
	Caching of files completed
	
23:34:58	#17 Phase 36 File dlgbrnst.cpp, Line 1730
	Burn process started at 4x (5,540 KB/s)
	
23:34:58	#18 Text 0 File ThreadedTransferInterface.cpp, Line 2707
	Verifying disc position of item 0 (relocatable, disc pos, no patch infos, orig at #0): write at #0
	
23:34:58	#19 Text 0 File Cdrdrv.cpp, Line 8914
	---- DVD Structure: Physical Format Information (00h) ----
	Media Type: 0, Layer: 0, Address: 0 (0 h), AGID: 0; Length: 2050
	 Book Type: DVD+RW (9), Part Version: 1.1x (2)
	 Disc Size: 120 mm,      Maximum Rate: <not specified> (F h)
	 Number of Layers: 1,    Track Path: Parallel Track Path (PTP),  Layer Type: re-writable
	 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:      26053F h
	 End Sector Number in Layer 0:                 0 h (LBN: FFFD0000 h, 4193920 MB)
	 Data in Burst Cutting Area (BCA) does not exist
	  Disc Application Code: 0 / 0 h
	  Extended Information indicators: 1 h
	  Disc Manufacturer ID: OPTODISC
	  Media type ID: OP4
	  Product revision number: 1
	  Number of Physical format information bytes in use in ADIP up to byte 63: 57
	 Media Specific [16..63]:
	    00 00 01 4F 50 54 4F 44 - 49 53 43 4F 50 34 01 39    ...OPTODISCOP4.9
	    23 00 9C 7C 64 02 28 00 - 96 7E 74 02 28 00 9C 7B    #..|d.(..~t.(..{
	    70 02 28 04 04 10 F0 00 - F0 00 00 00 00 00 00 00    p.(.............
	
23:34:58	#20 SPTI -1046 File SCSIPassThrough.cpp, Line 290
	F: CdRom0: SCSIStatus(x02) WinError(0) NeroError(-1046)
	Sense Key:  0x05 (KEY_ILLEGAL_REQUEST)
	Sense Code: 0x30
	Sense Qual: 0x05
	CDB Data:   0xDF 00 0F 02 01 01 00 00 00 00 00 00 
	Sense Area: 0x70 00 05 00 00 00 00 0A 00 00 00 00 30 05 
	
23:34:58	#21 Text 0 File DVDR.cpp, Line 6249
	Drive: SONY     DVD RW DW-G120A 
	Book Type request [LO], rev 3: DVD-ROM
	Changing the Book Type was finished successfully, return code 0, Mode 2 return code -1046
	
23:34:58	#22 CDR -1207 File DVDR.cpp, Line 5676
	Book Type automatically set to: DVD-ROM
	
23:34:58	#23 Phase 98 File dlgbrnst.cpp, Line 1730
	Start formatting disc before burning
	
23:35:00	#24 SPTI -1046 File SCSIPassThrough.cpp, Line 290
	F: CdRom0: SCSIStatus(x02) WinError(0) NeroError(-1046)
	Sense Key:  0x05 (KEY_ILLEGAL_REQUEST)
	Sense Code: 0x30
	Sense Qual: 0x05
	CDB Data:   0x00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 
	Sense Area: 0x71 00 05 00 00 00 00 0A 00 00 00 00 30 05 
	
23:35:00	#25 Phase 101 File dlgbrnst.cpp, Line 1730
	Formatting disc failed
	
23:35:00	#26 Text 0 File DVDPlusRW.cpp, Line 666
	Start write address at LBA 0
	DVD high compatibility mode: Yes
	
23:35:00	#27 CDR -1046 File ThreadedTransferInterface.cpp, Line 1799
	Illegal disc
	F: SONY DVD RW DW-G120A
	
23:35:00	#28 TRANSFER -27 File ThreadedTransferInterface.cpp, Line 1799
	Could not perform start of Disc-at-once
	
23:35:00	#29 Phase 38 File dlgbrnst.cpp, Line 1730
	Burn process failed at 4x (5,540 KB/s)
	

Existing drivers:

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


Can anyone please help?


#4

I’m certainly not an expert on error logs, but I can perhaps tell you a little about power calibration errors (at least so far as I understand them). there is a special area on the disk where the burner does a test burn to help it determine how much power to send to the laser during the burn. It would seem this is where it is failing. This can be caused by poor media (the test burn fails due to the quality and or compatibility of the media). I cannot say about optodisk as I have not used them, but the maxell 4x+r has a high probability of being ricohjpnr01 which is pretty good media (use dvd identifier to verify that is what it actually is). It is possible that you drive doesnt have good support for 4x media (I’m not sure about your specific drive but I have heard of it happening with other drive where they figure 4x is obsolete and do not provide proper firmware for 4x media). It might not hurt to try some decent quality media that is rated at higher speed.

Power calibration errors can in fact be cause by not enough power to the drive. Try installing motherboard monitor 5 or speed fan or something that will report voltages and see if they are out of spec by far. Try seeing what hapens to them during an actual burn atempt (if they are fine when the computer is idle but go way out of spec. when you atempt a burn, then that is liklly your problem. Further, you can try temporarily disconecting power to your other optical drives, disconect usb/fire wire devices, whatever you can that will ease the load on your power supply, and then try a burn. If it works then, it is most defanatlly a power supply problem.

It can also be caused by a problem with the drive. I have heard of something as simple as a dirty lens causing it, or something as bad as a defective drive.

That will at least give you a few things to try and trouble shoot it with. Post back and let us know how it goes.


#5

Multisession : TRUE
Multisession type: : Start multisession

Argh, disable it!
Also use better +RW media.