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Power Calibration Error while burning DVD

Discussion in 'DVD / Blu-ray drives' started by Mechant84, Jul 16, 2011.

  1. Mechant84

    Mechant84 Member

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    I am getting Power Calibration Error while burning DVD. I searched through the net and found some suggestions like,

    1. Disabling IMAPI CD BURNING COM SERVICE

    2. Write at slow speed

    3. Change the power connector to the DVD

    4. Use high quality DVD disc (media)

    5. Update DVDs firmware

    I tried all the above suggestions except updating firmware. My DVD model is Sony AW-G170A.

    When I install this firmware I get the error Target SONY AW-G170A is not found correctly. Why I am getting this error message. What can I do to fix this.

    Thanks for any help!!
     
  2. attar

    attar Senior member

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    Do you have a burning log you can post where you tried the high quality media.
     
  3. Mechant84

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    1A20-0100-0000-2652-6532-3870

    Windows XP 5.1
    IA32
    WinAspi: -
    ahead WinASPI: File 'C:\Program Files\Ahead\nero\Wnaspi32.dll': Ver=2.0.1.74, size=164112 bytes, created 10/26/2004 10:05:32 PM
    Nero Version: 6.6.0.19
    Internal Version: 6, 6, 0, 19
    (Nero Express)
    Recorder: <SONY DVD RW AW-G170A> Version: 1.62 - HA 0 TA 0 - 6.6.0.19
    Adapter driver: <atapi> HA 0
    Drive buffer : 2048kB
    Bus Type : via Inquiry data (1) -> ATAPI, detected: ATAPI
    Connected to MMC as unknown drive with class-nr : 1
    Drive is autodetected - recorder class: Std. MMC recorder
    CD-ROM: <SONY DVD RW AW-G170A >Version: 1.62 - HA 0 TA 0 - 6.6.0.19
    Adapter driver: <atapi> HA 0

    === Scsi-Device-Map ===
    CdRomPeripheral : SONY DVD RW AW-G170A atapi Port 0 ID 0 DMA: On
    DiskPeripheral : ST3250310AS 3.AA nvgts Port 3 ID 1 DMA: Off

    === CDRom-Device-Map ===
    SONY DVD RW AW-G170A H: CDRom0
    =======================

    AutoRun : 1
    Excluded drive IDs:
    WriteBufferSize: 83886080 (0) Byte
    ShowDrvBufStat : 0
    BUFE : 0
    Physical memory : 895MB (916700kB)
    Free physical memory: 60MB (61468kB)
    Memory in use : 93 %
    Uncached PFiles: 0x0
    Use Inquiry : 1
    Global Bus Type: default (0)
    Check supported media : Disabled (0)

    16.7.2011
    ISO compilation
    5:25:53 PM #1 Text 0 File Isodoc.cpp, Line 6368
    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 : TRUE
    Allow pathdepth more than 8 directories : TRUE
    Allow more than 255 characters in path : TRUE
    Write ISO9660 ;1 file extensions : TRUE

    5:25:53 PM #2 Text 0 File Reader.cpp, Line 127
    Reader running

    5:25:53 PM #3 Text 0 File Writer.cpp, Line 122
    Writer SONY DVD RW AW-G170A running

    5:25:53 PM #4 ISO9660GEN -11 File geniso.cpp, Line 3309
    First writeable address = 0 (0x00000000)

    5:25:54 PM #5 Text 0 File Burncd.cpp, Line 3233
    Turn on Disc-At-Once, using DVD media

    5:25:54 PM #6 Text 0 File DlgWaitCD.cpp, Line 272
    Last possible write address on media: 2298495 (510:46.45, 4489MB)
    Last address to be written: 2298335 (510:44.35, 4488MB)

    5:25:54 PM #7 Text 0 File DlgWaitCD.cpp, Line 284
    Write in overburning mode: NO (enabled: CD)

    5:25:54 PM #8 Text 0 File DlgWaitCD.cpp, Line 2489
    Recorder: SONY DVD RW AW-G170A, Media type: DVD-R
    Disc Manufacturer: SONY16 - D1
    Disc Application Code: 64, Disc Physical Code: 193

    5:25:54 PM #9 Text 0 File DlgWaitCD.cpp, Line 450
    >>> Protocol of DlgWaitCD activities: <<<
    =========================================

    5:25:54 PM #10 Text 0 File ThreadedTransferInterface.cpp, Line 838
    Setup items (after recorder preparation)
    0: TRM_DATA_MODE1 ()
    2 indices, index0 (150) not provided
    original disc pos #0 + 2298336 (2298336) = #2298336/510:44.36
    relocatable, disc pos for caching/writing not required/ required, no patch infos
    -> TRM_DATA_MODE1, 2048, config 0, wanted index0 0 blocks, length 2298336 blocks [SONY DVD RW AW-G170A]
    --------------------------------------------------------------

    5:25:54 PM #11 Text 0 File ThreadedTransferInterface.cpp, Line 1051
    Prepare recorder [SONY DVD RW AW-G170A] 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 4706992128, ISRC ""
    DAO layout:
    ===========
    __Start_|____Track_|_Idx_|_CtrlAdr_|_RecDep__________
    0 | lead-in | 0 | 0x41 | 0x00
    0 | 1 | 0 | 0x41 | 0x00
    0 | 1 | 1 | 0x41 | 0x00
    2298336 | lead-out | 1 | 0x41 | 0x00

    5:25:54 PM #12 Phase 24 File dlgbrnst.cpp, Line 1832
    Caching of files started

    5:26:32 PM #13 Text 0 File Burncd.cpp, Line 4122
    Cache writing successful.

    5:26:32 PM #14 Phase 25 File dlgbrnst.cpp, Line 1832
    Caching of files completed

    5:26:32 PM #15 Phase 36 File dlgbrnst.cpp, Line 1832
    Burn process started at 16x (22,160 KB/s)

    5:26:32 PM #16 Text 0 File ThreadedTransferInterface.cpp, Line 2661
    Verifying disc position of item 0 (relocatable, disc pos, no patch infos, orig at #0): write at #0

    5:26:32 PM #17 Text 0 File DVDR.cpp, Line 2579
    Recording mode: Sequential Recording Mode

    5:26:32 PM #18 Text 0 File Mmc.cpp, Line 21793
    Set BUFE: Power-Burn -> ON

    5:26:32 PM #19 Text 0 File DVDR.cpp, Line 2734
    Start write address at LBA 0
    DVD high compatibility mode: Yes

    5:26:32 PM #20 Text 0 File Cdrdrv.cpp, Line 8926
    ---- DVD Structure: Physical Format Information (00h) ----
    Layer: 0, Address: 0 (0 h), AGID: 0; Length: 2050
    Book Type: DVD-R (2), Part Version: 2.0x (5), Extended Part Version: 2.1 (33)
    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: 26127F h
    End Sector Number in Layer 0: 0 h (LBN: FFFD0000 h, 4193920 MB)
    Data in Burst Cutting Area (BCA) does not exist
    Start sector number of the current Border-Out: 2FE10 h
    Start sector number of the next Border-In: 2FFA0 h
    Media Specific [16..63]:
    00 60 00 10 20 30 40 50 - 00 00 00 21 00 00 00 00 .`...0@P...!....
    00 02 FE 10 00 02 FF A0 - 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 ................
    00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 - 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 ................

    5:26:37 PM #21 Text 0 File Cdrdrv.cpp, Line 1289
    17:26:37.562 - SONY DVD RW AW-G170A\H0 T0 : Queue again later

    5:27:34 PM #22 SCSI -1106 File Cdrdrv.cpp, Line 1437
    SCSI Exec, HA 0, TA 0, LUN 0, buffer 0x0C890000
    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 0x00 0x00 0x00 0x20 0x00 0x00 0x00
    Sense Data: 0x70 0x00 0x03 0x00 0x00 0x00 0x00 0x0A
    0x00 0x00 0x00 0x00 0x73 0x03

    5:27:34 PM #23 CDR -1106 File Writer.cpp, Line 311
    Power calibration error

    5:27:34 PM #24 Text 0 File ThreadedTransfer.cpp, Line 228
    all writers idle, stopping conversion

    5:27:34 PM #25 Text 0 File ThreadedTransfer.cpp, Line 222
    conversion idle, stopping reader

    5:27:34 PM #26 Text 0 File DVDR.cpp, Line 2977
    EndDAO: Last written address was -1

    5:27:37 PM #27 Phase 38 File dlgbrnst.cpp, Line 1832
    Burn process failed at 16x (22,160 KB/s)


    Existing drivers:
    File 'Drivers\atapi.sys': Ver=5.1.2600.5512 (xpsp.080413-2108), size=96512 bytes, created 4/14/2008 5:30:00 PM (Adapter driver for rec)

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

    attar Senior member

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    Was the new firmware listed here.

    http://www.firmwarehq.com/Sony/AW-G170A/files.html

    Before trying the firmware, have Nero output the files to the HDD, install ImgBurn and select 'Write files/folders to disc'.
    Click 'Tools' > Settings' and under the 'Write' tab, turn on 'Perform OPC before write'.
    This does a calibration before the burn and gives a warning before the disk is wasted.

    If you still can't get a good burn, try the firmware.
    'Tools' > Drive' > 'Check for firmware update'
     
  5. Mechant84

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    attar, thanks for your response!

    I installed ImgBurn and followed your instructions.

    I am getting the error message
    E 01:18:01 Optimum Power Calibration Failed! - Reason: Power Calibration Area Error

    Before I update my firmware, how can I see the version of current firmware installed.



    Complete log is available below:

    I 01:08:07 ImgBurn Version 2.5.5.0 started!
    I 01:08:07 Microsoft Windows XP Professional (5.1, Build 2600 : Service Pack 3)
    I 01:08:07 Total Physical Memory: 916,700 KB - Available: 104,180 KB
    I 01:08:07 Initialising SPTI...
    I 01:08:07 Searching for SCSI / ATAPI devices...
    I 01:08:07 -> Drive 1 - Info: SONY DVD RW AW-G170A 1.62 (H:) (ATA)
    I 01:08:07 Found 1 DVD±RW/RAM!
    I 01:13:33 Operation Started!
    I 01:13:33 Building Image Tree...
    W 01:13:42 Skipped Hidden File: E:\GEORGE'S PEN DRIVE\Fonts\8514fix.fon
    .......... /* Irrelevant lines removed */
    W 01:13:47 Skipped Hidden File: E:\GEORGE'S PEN DRIVE\Fonts\vgasyst.fon
    I 01:14:14 Checking Directory Depth...
    W 01:14:28 Directory depth exceeds ISO9660 limit of 8 levels!
    W 01:14:28 Name: '\Adobe InDesign CS4_guide\Adobe CS4\payloads\AdobeAIR1.0\Adobe AIR\Versions\1.0\Resources\'
    W 01:14:28 Number of directory levels in path: 9
    W 01:14:28 Most directory levels in any path: 9
    I 01:14:28 Calculating Totals...
    I 01:14:28 Preparing Image...
    I 01:14:39 Checking Path Length...
    I 01:14:39 Contents: 12,366 Files, 114 Folders
    I 01:14:39 Content Type: Data
    I 01:14:39 Data Type: MODE1/2048
    I 01:14:39 File System(s): ISO9660, UDF (1.02)
    I 01:14:39 Volume Label: MULTIMEDIA
    I 01:14:39 Size: 4,687,668,962 bytes
    I 01:14:39 Sectors: 2,295,371
    I 01:14:39 Image Size: 4,729,208,832 bytes
    I 01:14:39 Image Sectors: 2,309,184
    I 01:14:59 Operation Successfully Completed! - Duration: 00:01:26
    I 01:15:11 Operation Started!
    I 01:15:11 Building Image Tree...
    I 01:15:15 Checking Directory Depth...
    W 01:15:21 Directory depth exceeds ISO9660 limit of 8 levels!
    W 01:15:21 Name: '\Adobe InDesign CS4_guide\Adobe CS4\payloads\AdobeAIR1.0\Adobe AIR\Versions\1.0\Resources\'
    W 01:15:21 Number of directory levels in path: 9
    W 01:15:21 Most directory levels in any path: 9
    I 01:15:21 Calculating Totals...
    I 01:15:21 Preparing Image...
    I 01:15:28 Checking Path Length...
    I 01:15:28 Contents: 9,239 Files, 113 Folders
    I 01:15:28 Content Type: Data
    I 01:15:28 Data Type: MODE1/2048
    I 01:15:28 File System(s): ISO9660, UDF (1.02)
    I 01:15:28 Volume Label: [Not Configured]
    I 01:15:28 Size: 4,206,600,378 bytes
    I 01:15:28 Sectors: 2,058,914
    I 01:15:28 Image Size: 4,238,213,120 bytes
    I 01:15:28 Image Sectors: 2,069,440
    I 01:15:28 Operation Successfully Completed! - Duration: 00:00:16
    I 01:16:24 Operation Started!
    I 01:16:24 Building Image Tree...
    I 01:16:29 Checking Directory Depth...
    W 01:16:36 Directory depth exceeds ISO9660 limit of 8 levels!
    W 01:16:36 Name: '\Adobe InDesign CS4_guide\Adobe CS4\payloads\AdobeAIR1.0\Adobe AIR\Versions\1.0\Resources\'
    W 01:16:36 Number of directory levels in path: 9
    W 01:16:36 Most directory levels in any path: 9
    I 01:16:36 Calculating Totals...
    I 01:16:36 Preparing Image...
    I 01:16:43 Checking Path Length...
    I 01:16:43 Contents: 9,239 Files, 113 Folders
    I 01:16:43 Content Type: Data
    I 01:16:43 Data Type: MODE1/2048
    I 01:16:43 File System(s): ISO9660, UDF (1.02)
    I 01:16:43 Volume Label: MULTIMEDIA
    I 01:16:43 Size: 4,206,600,378 bytes
    I 01:16:43 Sectors: 2,058,914
    I 01:16:43 Image Size: 4,238,213,120 bytes
    I 01:16:43 Image Sectors: 2,069,440
    I 01:16:46 Operation Successfully Completed! - Duration: 00:00:22
    I 01:16:46 Operation Started!
    I 01:16:46 Source File: -==/\/[BUILD IMAGE]\/\==-
    I 01:16:46 Source File Sectors: 2,069,440 (MODE1/2048)
    I 01:16:46 Source File Size: 4,238,213,120 bytes
    I 01:16:46 Source File Volume Identifier: MULTIMEDIA
    I 01:16:46 Source File Volume Set Identifier: 3EF10A0B001F93B2
    I 01:16:46 Source File Application Identifier: IMGBURN V2.5.5.0 - THE ULTIMATE IMAGE BURNER!
    I 01:16:46 Source File Implementation Identifier: ImgBurn
    I 01:16:46 Source File File System(s): ISO9660, UDF (1.02)
    I 01:16:46 Destination Device: [0:0:0] SONY DVD RW AW-G170A 1.62 (H:) (ATA)
    I 01:16:46 Destination Media Type: DVD-R (Disc ID: SONY16D1) (Speeds: 2x, 4x, 6x, 8x, 12x, 16x, 18x)
    I 01:16:46 Destination Media Sectors: 2,297,888
    I 01:16:46 Write Mode: DVD
    I 01:16:46 Write Type: DAO
    I 01:16:46 Write Speed: MAX
    I 01:16:46 Link Size: Auto
    I 01:16:46 Lock Volume: Yes
    I 01:16:46 Test Mode: No
    I 01:16:46 OPC: Yes
    I 01:16:46 BURN-Proof: Enabled
    I 01:16:46 Write Speed Successfully Set! - Effective: 24,930 KB/s (18x)
    E 01:18:01 Optimum Power Calibration Failed! - Reason: Power Calibration Area Error
    E 01:18:02 Operation Failed! - Duration: 00:01:15
    I 01:18:02 Average Write Rate: N/A - Maximum Write Rate: N/A
     
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  6. attar

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    Yours is listed in the Nero log (1.62)

    If you let ImgBurn check for updates it will also show you - this is mine..

    [​IMG]
     
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    My version is 1.62

    When I click OK button it takes me to a link, which is same as the one provided by you in your first reply.

    Versions 1.73 and 1.75 are available in this page. But when I try to install I am getting the same error message Target SONY AW-G170A is not found correctly which I mentioned in my first post.

    Thanks for all your effort!!
     
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    Plz help
     

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