Error during power calibration

  restless 17:39 23 Oct 2005

Get the above message when I try to burn a cd? Have kept trying and still getting same message.

  SANTOS7 17:43 23 Oct 2005

Power Calibration is controlled by the recorder.

Before any write operation, all recorders must do a 15 step power test to determine the optimum power for writing to the CD; this is called "Optimum Power Calibration"(OPC). During the write, it continues to do this test to get the best write throughout the whole CD; this is called "Running Optimum Power Calibration" (ROPC).
This whole process is controlled by the recorder, though initiated by programs such as Nero. There is an area on the inner part of the CD for the test and test data info to be stored. You can use this area up to 999 times.

If you receive the "Power calibration error" or "Power calibration area is (amost) full" error message, the cause will be either poor media, poor power, or a defective recorder.

Please try the following solutions:

Update the firmware of your recorder. Please check the manufacturer's website for the latest version.
Try another brand of CD-R or CD-RW media.
Try different power connectors, and for recorders, do not share power with other devices. It needs its own power connector. If the error occurs with an external recorder, the power source in the chassis could be the cause. As a test, try to take the recorder out of the external chassis and connect it internal.
Try different configurations, such as taking the CD-ROM to the primary IDE bus as slave and have only the recorder connected to the secondary IDE bus as master.

  Fruit Bat /\0/\ 18:44 23 Oct 2005

Power calibration error unfortunately most of the time means the recorder is destined for the scrap heap.

At £30 for a DVD recorder (that also burns CDs)they are not worth the time and effort of repairing.

Replaced one in a Mesh on Friday took a total of 4 mins 38 seconds most of which was waiting for windows to boot.

  restless 18:48 23 Oct 2005

So best bet would be to replace rather than trying to fix it.Do you reckon someone that hasnt installed anything inside pc would be able to do this?

  SANTOS7 18:54 23 Oct 2005

click here will help...

  SANTOS7 18:55 23 Oct 2005

No it wont soz...

  SANTOS7 18:56 23 Oct 2005
  Fruit Bat /\0/\ 19:17 23 Oct 2005

How to fit a CD/DVD Drive
click here

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