Write error at 0 (16) - Code 03 73 03 [Medium error, Power calibration fail (CD-burne

16/11/2006 05:51:33 p.m. info ********** Report session closed ***********
16/11/2006 05:50:12 p.m. info Media removed. Burning layer not ready to write
[I]16/11/2006 05:50:04 p.m. error Write error at 0 (16) - Code 03 73 03 [Medium error, Power calibration fail (CD-burner is dirty)]
[/I]16/11/2006 05:49:25 p.m. info Write started 2277696 sectors to write
16/11/2006 05:49:25 p.m. info Writing speed requested x6.0, effective x2.4
16/11/2006 05:49:25 p.m. info Available write speed: 6x, 4x, 2.4x
16/11/2006 05:49:25 p.m. info Media ID: MCC-003-00
16/11/2006 05:49:25 p.m. info DMA Enabled
16/11/2006 05:49:24 p.m. info Scanned files #60, folder #2 - total size 4663490560 b. (4.34 Gb.)
16/11/2006 05:49:24 p.m. info Inserted media type : DVD+R
16/11/2006 05:49:24 p.m. info Write started
16/11/2006 05:49:23 p.m. info Media name: “Avatar book 1 water”
16/11/2006 05:49:23 p.m. info Burned folder: “E:\GOZ New Documents\ConvertXtoDVD\Avatar - 101 102 The Avatar Returns [Moonsong]”
16/11/2006 05:49:05 p.m. info New media inserted. Burning layer is ready to write
16/11/2006 05:49:03 p.m. info Compatible media types : DVD-R, DVD-RW Seq., DVD-RW RO, DVD+R, DVD+RW, CD-R, CD-RW, DL DVD+R
16/11/2006 05:49:03 p.m. info New Drive selected : 1:0:0 - _NEC DVD±RW ND-6500A 202C [D] (Ide)
16/11/2006 05:47:16 p.m. info New media inserted. Burning layer is ready to write
16/11/2006 05:47:13 p.m. info User default language : 2058 (0x080Ah) - Spanish (Mexican)
16/11/2006 05:47:13 p.m. info System default language : 2058 (0x080Ah) - Spanish (Mexican)
16/11/2006 05:47:13 p.m. info Version 2.1.3.160
16/11/2006 05:47:13 p.m. info ExeName : “C:\Program Files\vso\ConvertXtoDVD\ConvertXtoDvd.exe”
16/11/2006 05:47:13 p.m. info OS : Microsoft Windows XP Professional Service Pack 2 (Build 2600)
16/11/2006 05:47:13 p.m. info ******************** Report session started ********************

anyone know why that is happening?
i tried buring something else using annother program and it worked, but this is the only one that lets it work on my dvd player… can anywone tell mw what i can do plz!

Hi,

16/11/2006 05:50:04 p.m. error Write error at 0 (16) - Code 03 73 03 [Medium error, Power calibration fail (CD-burner is dirty)]
16/11/2006 05:49:25 p.m. info Write started 2277696 sectors to write
16/11/2006 05:49:25 p.m. info Writing speed requested x6.0, effective x2.4
16/11/2006 05:49:25 p.m. info Available write speed: 6x, 4x, 2.4x
16/11/2006 05:49:25 p.m. info Media ID: MCC-003-00

I’m shocked, since those Verbatims are good quality media.

When someone has burning issues, I always suggest the same thing.

Lower the burn speed. Burn them at 2.4x !

16/11/2006 05:49:03 p.m. info New Drive selected : 1:0:0 - _NEC DVD±RW ND-6500A 202C [D] (Ide)

Is this a Dell OEM Drive ?

If yes, there’s a firmware upgrade for it:

ftp://ftp.us.dell.com/rmsd/203d.ZIP

It worked ? now try 4x

I personally burn everything at 4x :stuck_out_tongue:

Update to newest version too.

good luck with that…i had that power calib. issue(not with vsa app but with nero) and later i found out that my dvd drive was going bad…1st it was the power calib. error and then it stopped reading cd-r’s but it read dvds just fine…i was told that the laser uses more power to burn cd-r’s than dvd’s and thats why my dvd writer/reader still worked…eventually it wouldnt even read the data on cd-r’s needless to say or write,etc…
i did some adjustments,etc,etc which were just temp fixes…

good luck

My external 16x dvd is a BENQ DQ60 and I have the same problem … only with Convertxtodvd.
I checked my Nero Infotool to determine if ASPI is ok and it is.
I think (but not sure) this only became a problem after updating the firmware to the MREC version.

Hi there,

All VSO Software doesn’t use ASPI or Nero’s Layer.

It uses VSO Patin Couffin Driver.

I am having the same problem. I can burn CDRs fine, I can read CDs and DVDs fine, but every time I try to burn a DVD I am either getting that error, or it just stops in the middle of burning and fails…

Please help me too!! I am having the same problem with an HP940d burner using verbatim disks. I’ve tried lowering my speed in the convertx setup burn screen all the way down to 1x but it never tries to burn at less than 6x.

same problem here…mad dog drive burning verbatim +rl dual layer at 2.4 speed…DVD FAB Platinum

i had the same problem which started randomly after about 18 months of using the same equipment and same programs, spent the best part of my hallowed Sunday re installing convertx and fiddling with settings. I eventually flashed the firmware for my drive and fingers crossed all is now well.

Hi, all. I see that I am not alone in this problem. I also experienced the “Power calibration fail” error with my Optiarc AD-7173A. I got this message in Nero and VSO, so it is unlikely that both softwares failed using their burn engine at the same time. I never had this problem before, and my burner is also arround 18 months old. It reads DVDs and CDs, burns CDs, but not DVDs anynore. I always used Verbatim media, and burn them at 4X speed.
I also downloaded and inplemented the official firmware update version 1.04, but it didn’t help much. Is my DVD burner going to die? And should I put some more powerful PSU since the error reports low power calibration?