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New Guy Problem With Nero & My Sony DW-U14A drive

Discussion in 'DVD±R for advanced users' started by JohnnyB69, Dec 5, 2004.

  1. JohnnyB69

    JohnnyB69 Member

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    Greetings all,

    I hope this is the correct place for this. I looked at the various forum names, and this one seemed to make sense. If not, please advise, and I'll repost.


    I have a Sony DW-U14A dvd/rw drive and it works fine for viewing dvd's. I bought some dvd+r discs to use for backing up the assorted crap on my hard drives, as it's getting to be a pig sty....

    Well, tonight I tried to burn a disc using Nero, and it tossed an error at me. "Power calibration Error"

    Needless to say, I was annoyed....

    Can anyone here please explain to a dope like me what this means, and how I can go about fixing this problem ? I'm FAR from a computer noob, but have never done squat with anything in dvd format.

    I've searched google and found some hits, but not much of it made a whole lot of sense to me....

    If some kind soul could help me figure this out, I'd appreciate it very much. I saved the Nero error log, and can post it if necessary, though I looked it over and it doesn't seem to tell much.

    Anyways, Thanks in advance for any help offered. Looks like I'm gonna need it....


    JB

     
  2. kchev

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    more than likely bad media

    trying a different brand would be a good place to start

    what kind of discs are you using?
     
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    Hi, Thanks for the reply.

    Using some 'generic' dvd -r discs that I ordered when I bought the drive. I wondered if it may be the cause, but as I said, I know squat about dvd's other than watching em, haha...

    Are there any particular brands that are known to be crap ? It rather annoys me to think these might be useless now....

    JB
     
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    Here's where you can go for a list of media. there are 4 groups. Don't buy out of the 3rd or 4th.

    http://www.digitalfaq.com/media/dvdmedia.htm

    You can find out who made your media with this little download, as it will identify the mfgr:

    http://www.dvdinfopro.com/

    Most of your best media can only be purchased online, and newegg is a good source (below). I personally like the Ritek and Ridata brands. Even these guys put out faulty media, so I use the data verification option with Nero when I burn.

    http://www.newegg.com/app/viewproductdesc.asp?description=17-132-367&DEPA=0
     
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    Thanks,

    Sorry for not replying sooner, Stupid here forgot where I saved the link.....

    I'll take a look and see who made them, and report back, probably later today.

    Thanks for the help so far, Much appreciated

    JB
     
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  6. simon6467

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    Hi
    I had all the problems anyone could have with Nero O use and internal pioneer 108 in an enclosure and had your error message and of course SCSi Command error.
    I blew ££££'s on disks until I bought NTI which is so robust it works with actually anything.
    Give it a go
     
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    Thanks,

    Again, sorry for the slow reply.... Life and all that crap :)

    Is NTI a regular "brand" ? or something I'd need to order ?


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