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Is my burner shot? (HELP Requested :) )

Discussion in 'DVD±R for advanced users' started by JoeN00b, Feb 24, 2005.

  1. JoeN00b

    JoeN00b Guest

    I have a Sony DRU-530A and haven't had any problems with it until this evening. I'm getting a Power Calibration Error, and have read that it usually means the media is bad, however I have already burnt around 160+ DVDs with the same media type and all have worked flawlessly.

    I can't think of anything that has changed, and tried burning at both 2x and 4x as well as using a program other than Nero but all to no avail.

    Can any of you help me determine what's wrong with this? If you need any other info I'll be happy to give it to you.

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    Windows XP 5.1
    IA32
    WinAspi: -
    ahead WinASPI: File 'D:\Program Files\Ahead\Nero\Wnaspi32.dll': Ver=2.0.1.59, size=160016 bytes, created 12/16/2003 7:18:06 PM
    Nero version: 6.3.0.2
    Recorder: <SONY DVD RW DRU-530A> Version: 2.1g - HA 1 TA 1 - 6.3.0.2
    Adapter driver: <atapi> HA 1
    Drive buffer : 2048kB
    Bus Type : default (0) -> ATAPI, detected: ATAPI
    CD-ROM: <TOSHIBA DVD-ROM SD-M1712>Version: 1004 - HA 1 TA 0 - 6.3.0.2
    Adapter driver: <atapi> HA 1

    === Scsi-Device-Map ===
    DiskPeripheral : WDC WD1200JB-75CRA0 atapi Port 0 ID 0 DMA: On
    DiskPeripheral : WDC WD1200JB-00DUA3 atapi Port 0 ID 1 DMA: On
    CdRomPeripheral : TOSHIBA DVD-ROM SD-M1712 atapi Port 1 ID 0 DMA: On
    CdRomPeripheral : SONY DVD RW DRU-530A atapi Port 1 ID 1 DMA: On
    DiskPeripheral : fasttx2k Port 2 ID 0 DMA: Off
    CdRomPeripheral : Generic DVD-ROM 1.0 d347prt Port 3 ID 0 DMA: Off

    === CDRom-Device-Map ===
    TOSHIBA DVD-ROM SD-M1712 M: CDRom0
    SONY DVD RW DRU-530A N: CDRom4
    Generic DVD-ROM O: CDRom2
    =======================

    AutoRun : 1
    Excluded drive IDs:
    CmdQueuing : 1
    CmdNotification: 2
    WriteBufferSize: 83886080 (0) Byte
    ShowDrvBufStat : 0
    EraseSpeed : 0
    BUFE : 0
    Physical memory : 1023MB (1048032kB)
    Free physical memory: 532MB (545124kB)
    Memory in use : 47 %
    Uncached PFiles: 0x0
    Use Static Write Speed Table: 0
    Use Inquiry : 1
    Global Bus Type: default (0)
    Check supported media : Disabled (0)

    25.2.2005
    UDF/ISO compilation
    12:44:15 AM #1 Phase 112 File dlgbrnst.cpp, Line 1800
    DVD-Video files reallocation started

    12:44:15 AM #2 Phase 114 File dlgbrnst.cpp, Line 1800
    DVD-Video files reallocation completed (no file modified)

    12:44:15 AM #3 Text 0 File Isodoc.cpp, Line 6029
    Iso document burn settings
    ------------------------------------------
    Determine maximum speed : FALSE
    Simulate : FALSE
    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 :FALSE
    Allow pathdepth more than 8 directories : TRUE
    Allow more than 255 characters in path : TRUE
    Write ISO9660 ;1 file extensions : TRUE

    12:44:15 AM #4 Phase 111 File dlgbrnst.cpp, Line 1800
    DVD-Video files sorted

    12:44:15 AM #5 Text 0 File Reader.cpp, Line 118
    Reader running

    12:44:15 AM #6 Text 0 File Writer.cpp, Line 124
    Writer SONY DVD RW DRU-530A running

    12:44:15 AM #7 ISO9660GEN -11 File geniso.cpp, Line 3882
    First writeable address = 0 (0x00000000)

    12:44:15 AM #8 ISO9660GEN -11 File geniso.cpp, Line 3882
    First writeable address = 0 (0x00000000)

    12:44:15 AM #9 Text 0 File Burncd.cpp, Line 3101
    Turn on Disc-at-once, using DVD media

    12:44:15 AM #10 Text 0 File DlgWaitCD.cpp, Line 240
    Last possible write address on media: 2297887 (510:38.37, 4488MB)
    Last address to be written: 2095983 (465:46.33, 4093MB)

    12:44:15 AM #11 Text 0 File DlgWaitCD.cpp, Line 245
    Write in overburning mode: FALSE

    12:44:15 AM #12 Text 0 File DlgWaitCD.cpp, Line 2085
    Recorder: SONY DVD RW DRU-530A, Media type: DVD-R
    Disc Manufacturer: GSC002 -
    Disc Application Code: 64, Disc Physical Code: 193

    12:44:15 AM #13 Text 0 File DlgWaitCD.cpp, Line 406
    >>> Protocol of DlgWaitCD activities: <<<
    =========================================

    12:44:15 AM #14 Text 0 File ThreadedTransferInterface.cpp, Line 779
    Setup items (after recorder preparation)
    0: TRM_DATA_MODE1 (CTransferItem)
    2 indices, index0 (150) not provided
    original disc pos #0 + 2095984 (2095984) = #2095984/465:46.34
    relocatable, disc pos for caching/writing not required/required, no patch infos
    -> TRM_DATA_MODE1, 2048, config 0, wanted index0 0 blocks, length 2095984 blocks [SONY DVD RW DRU-530A ]
    --------------------------------------------------------------

    12:44:15 AM #15 Text 0 File ThreadedTransferInterface.cpp, Line 948
    Prepare recorder [SONY DVD RW DRU-530A ] for write in CUE-sheet-DAO
    DAO infos:
    ==========
    MCN: ""
    TOCType: 0x00; Session Closed, disc fixated
    Tracks 1 to 1:
    1: TRM_DATA_MODE1, 2048/0x00, FilePos 0 0 4292575232, ISRC ""
    DAO layout:
    ===========
    __Start_|____Track_|_Idx_|_RecDep_|_CtrlAdr_
    0 | lead-in | 0 | 0x00 | 0x41
    0 | 1 | 0 | 0x00 | 0x41
    0 | 1 | 1 | 0x00 | 0x41
    2095984 | lead-out | 1 | 0x00 | 0x41

    12:44:15 AM #16 Phase 24 File dlgbrnst.cpp, Line 1800
    Caching of files started

    12:44:15 AM #17 Text 0 File Burncd.cpp, Line 4073
    Cache writing successful.

    12:44:15 AM #18 Phase 25 File dlgbrnst.cpp, Line 1800
    Caching of files completed

    12:44:15 AM #19 Phase 36 File dlgbrnst.cpp, Line 1800
    Burn process started at 2x (2,760 KB/s)

    12:44:15 AM #20 Text 0 File ThreadedTransferInterface.cpp, Line 2264
    Verifying disc position of item 0 (relocatable, disc pos, no patch infos, orig at #0): write at #0

    12:44:16 AM #21 Text 0 File dlgbrnst.cpp, Line 1658
    Set remaining time: 13:01,635 (781635ms) -> OK

    12:44:16 AM #22 Text 0 File DVDR.cpp, Line 1512
    Recording mode: Sequential Recording Mode

    12:44:16 AM #23 Text 0 File Mmc.cpp, Line 19451
    Set BUFE: Power-Burn -> ON

    12:44:16 AM #24 Text 0 File DVDR.cpp, Line 1643
    Start write address at LBA 0
    DVD high compatibility mode: Yes

    12:44:16 AM #25 Text 0 File Cdrdrv.cpp, Line 7941
    ---- DVD Structure: Physical Format Information (00h) ----
    Layer: 0, Address: 0 (0 h), AGID: 0; Length: 2050
    Book Type: DVD-R (2), Part Version: 5
    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: 0 h
    End Sector Number in Layer 0: 0 h
    Data in Burst Cutting Area (BCA) does not exist
    Media Specific:
    00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 - 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 ................
    00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 - 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 ................
    00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 - 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 ................

    12:45:20 AM #26 SCSI -1106 File Cdrdrv.cpp, Line 1431
    SCSI Exec, HA 1, TA 1, LUN 0, buffer 0x036D0000
    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 0x00 0x20 0x00 0x00 0x20 0x00 0x00 0x00
    Sense Data: 0x70 0x00 0x03 0x00 0x00 0x00 0x00 0x0A
    0x00 0x00 0x00 0x00 0x73 0x03

    12:45:20 AM #27 CDR -1106 File Writer.cpp, Line 301
    Power calibration error

    12:45:20 AM #28 Text 0 File ThreadedTransfer.cpp, Line 229
    all writers idle, stopping conversion

    12:45:21 AM #29 Text 0 File ThreadedTransfer.cpp, Line 223
    conversion idle, stopping reader

    12:45:21 AM #30 Text 0 File DVDR.cpp, Line 1847
    EndDAO: Last written address was 31

    12:45:21 AM #31 Text 0 File dlgbrnst.cpp, Line 1658
    Set remaining time: 0:00,000 (0ms) -> OK

    12:45:21 AM #32 Text 0 File dlgbrnst.cpp, Line 1658
    Set remaining time: 0:00,000 (0ms) -> OK

    12:45:21 AM #33 Phase 38 File dlgbrnst.cpp, Line 1800
    Burn process failed at 2x (2,760 KB/s)


    Existing drivers:
    File 'Drivers\PXHELP20.SYS': Ver=2.02.62a, size=20016 bytes, created 12/20/2004 12:37:14 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 11:59:42 PM (Adapter driver for rec)

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

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  2. saugmon

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    Hey joe, that -4x media is the first thing I would change. The code is gsc-002. I came across 2 brands of dvd-4x with that code. Fortis and Gigastore..
    These are probably store brand name-generic media. They may burn ok for a while,but will haunt you later.

    Same problem with different Burning programs.Definitely try some better media. Check sony's site for media compatable for your burner.You may also want to check for the latest firmware update.HA1 TA1 is your firmware.You could also update nero to the latest version-6.6
     
  3. JoeN00b

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    Well, as I said, I tried different media and got some stuff from supermediastore that was generic stuff but they had compatibility with the Sony DRU-530A, and no complaints in the ratings for that particular media.

    I went ahead and pulled the drive out, went to Wal-Mart and exchanged it. I ended up getting a DRU-540A, and tried it with the same media and it burnt fine.

    So I think that the drive was just shot.
     
  4. JoshB

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    MMMM..The only good drives SONY made is the 500a and the 510a...I used a 530a and it was trouble..they sent me a 540a it was trouble....I can tell you I have burnt with name brand burners and find that NEC is one of the BEST..I mean that...if you like Sony( I still use these 2..too).. 500a/500ul..or 510a/510ul are the best UL..meaning external..but you can put the A's in an external case...out
     
    Last edited: Feb 25, 2005

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