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Power Calibration Errors

Discussion in 'DVD / Blu-ray drives' started by Nephilim, Jul 7, 2004.

  1. plzshutup

    plzshutup Member

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    thank you waffleman... but how do i check whether my firmware's up to date or not?/ i went to the sony site and they have two firmware upgrades available for my model (i need the AD-7170 for my SONY DVD RW AW G-170A dvd burner... i confirmed this) both released on 14th april this year itself that is 2008...then i dont think mine's up to date... now the problem is they have TWO upgrades for AD-7170... one saying AD-7170 P-ATA and the other's AD-7170 S-ATA... and they clearly mention at the begining of the page :
    "Dear customer,
    please don't try to flash a S-ATA device with a P-ATA firmware and vice versa. You could damage your drive in doing so. To be on the save side, please read the Update Procedure under menu item 'Firmware updates' before you flash the drive. Our firmware installer is only available as a WindowsInstaller.
    "
    and in the Update Procedure they have said:
    " Read this first - How to flash a drive (Short introduction)

    1. Download appropriate Firware and unzip the file into a folder of your choice.

    2. Launch the exe-file to flash your drive.

    3. In case of difficulties, please flash the drive in PIO mode - Changeable in WinXP & W2K/Vista in the device
    manager - "IDE ATA/ATAPI controllers", choose the right channel and switch from DMA to PIO mode.

    4. Flash your drive and restart the pc.
    Important: Do not turn off power during the flashing process.

    Note: Warranty will be lost during false flashing procedure, especially when unofficial modified firmwares were used before. In such cases we cannot offer you any further solution. You will then be responsible for repair costs.
    "
    so how do i figure out which one to use?? i am clue less!
    thank you
     
    Last edited: May 18, 2008
  2. creaky

    creaky Moderator Staff Member

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    one's SATA and one's IDE (PATA is Parallel ATA ie another name for IDE), is yours SATA or IDE ?
     
  3. plzshutup

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    creaky, on the box in which the drive came, on the side its written ATAPI/EIDE
    internal
     
  4. creaky

    creaky Moderator Staff Member

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    ...then you want the PATA firmware..
     
  5. plzshutup

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    its saying target optiarc device not found correctly!!! i even changed it to PIO mode... no use its still saying the same thing
     
  6. adschnei

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    I will start off with a few basic questions before I post all the technical info... I have burned tons of DVD+Rs, and had a few movies that required DVD+R DL's... yesterday I got a 25 pack spindle of Memorex DVDR+DL 8x discs. I just use DVDFab 5, DVD Shrink and DVD Decryptor. Everything went fin until I threw in the DVD+R DL and attempted to start DVD Decryptor. The typical Power Calibration Error came up!

    My question is, is it necessary to use Nero in the process? Do I have firmware? How do I update my firmware?

    If these questions can only be answered after seeing my technical data, let me know. I'm gonna be annoyed if I spent $30 on these DVD+R DLs and they are all gonna become coasters! ARGH!

    Thanks in advance guys.
     
  7. creaky

    creaky Moderator Staff Member

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    I won't/don't use dual layer media but your best bet is to use imgburn (free, www.imgburn.com) it's infinitely better than Nero, not least where dual layer is concerned
     
  8. varnull

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    @ adschnei

    The first thing you need to do is find out if your drive will burn d/l media.
     
  9. pgk

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    I have a sony dvd aw g170a dvd writer. Whatever dvd brand I try, I always get a power claibration error. Can somone please tell me how to fix this. I evene tried flashing it to an optiarc firmware, but no use. Could someone please help me out here?
     
  10. gina4xoxo

    gina4xoxo Guest

    Here is my problem Everything was working fine until I tried for the first time to use a Ritek DVD-R disc. i got the power calibration error. It would spin up once, make some clicking noises, and then give me the error. I have the latest firmware. it's an Optiarc/NEC 7071a drive.
    Well, then i put a DVD+R in there that I always use, Ritek. It worked fine. i put another one in and at the end when it was closing, it started making noises and took longer than usual and then said it was done but when went to play it back, it said no disc was inserted. I tried to play it on standalone and nothing.
    Then I tried another DVD+R and it worked fine. To make a long story short, every other one works with the DVD+R.

    So do you think I have BOTH problems maybe? What throws a wrench in it is that the first coaster i got from a plus disc was after opening a new spindle. Never, ever got a single one before that. So now I don't know if it could be a bad drive or bad discs, although I am tending to lean toward a bad drive since I'm getting coasters now and it's making odd clicking noises when finalizing the disc.
    Does this sound like the problem to you? If you had to replace yours, would you replace with the same DVD burner? I thought these were supposed to be good. I have burned approx 1,000 DVDs on it to date. Any other recommendations?
    Thanks a bunch for taking the time out to help me here :O)

    Gina
    xoxo
     
  11. shuvro

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    Hi,
    I am having the same kind of problem with my "MATSHITA DVD RAM UJ-861S" DVD writer. I am using Vista Ultimate x32 & my laptop is ASUS F6S.

    it used to work well. i wrote dvd & cds. recently when i was trying to burm DVD-RW, it was unable to detect it. then sometimes when it detects & i try to erase the disc it says "illigal block size for command".

    previously my dvd burner also gave wrror like "power calibration error", and many burning were failed in 6% but later on this problem was solved by itself. i don't know how it was solved.

    now my dvd burner can write and erase CD-RW successfully but unable to burn DVD-RW.

    please give me a solution. it's really killing me. i already wasted almost 20 DVD's and 2 of my DVD-RW disc is not working. when i insert it, it's not detected and can't even erase it, as the Erase button is inactive in my NERO.

    waiting for your reply.


    ***********************************************************
    LOG FILE

    NT-SPTI used
    Nero Version: 7.9.6.2
    Internal Version: 7, 9, 6, 2
    (Nero Express)
    Recorder: <MATSHITA DVD-RAM UJ-861S>Version: 1.00 - HA 1 TA 0 - 7.9.6.2
    Adapter driver: <IDE> HA 1
    Drive buffer : 2048kB
    Bus Type : via Inquiry data (1) -> ATAPI, detected: ?
    Connected to MMC as unknown drive with class-nr : 1
    Drive is autodetected - recorder class: Std. MMC recorder
    CD-ROM: <MATSHITA DVD-RAM UJ-861S >Version: 1.00 - HA 1 TA 0 - 7.9.6.2
    Adapter driver: <IDE> HA 1

    === Scsi-Device-Map ===
    DiskPeripheral : ST9250827AS iaStor Port 0 ID 0 DMA: On

    === CDRom-Device-Map ===
    MATSHITA DVD-RAM UJ-861S G: CdRom0
    =======================

    AutoRun : 1
    Excluded drive IDs:
    WriteBufferSize: 83886080 (0) Byte
    BUFE : 0
    Physical memory : 2047MB (2097151kB)
    Free physical memory: 1564MB (1602344kB)
    Memory in use : 49 %
    Uncached PFiles: 0x0
    Use Inquiry : 1
    Global Bus Type: default (0)
    Check supported media : Disabled (0)

    5.3.2009
    ISO compilation
    10:24:22 AM #1 Text 0 File SCSIPTICommands.cpp, Line 424
    LockMCN - completed sucessfully for IOCTL_STORAGE_MCN_CONTROL

    10:24:22 AM #2 Text 0 File Isodoc.cpp, Line 6663
    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

    10:24:22 AM #3 ISO9660GEN -11 File Geniso.cpp, Line 3343
    First writeable address = 0 (0x00000000)

    10:24:22 AM #4 Text 0 File Burncd.cpp, Line 3508
    Turn on Disc-At-Once, using DVD media

    10:27:02 AM #5 Text 0 File DlgWaitCD.cpp, Line 307
    Last possible write address on media: 2295103 (510:01.28, 4482MB)
    Last address to be written: 2249471 (499:52.71, 4393MB)

    10:27:02 AM #6 Text 0 File DlgWaitCD.cpp, Line 319
    Write in overburning mode: NO (enabled: CD)

    10:27:02 AM #7 Text 0 File DlgWaitCD.cpp, Line 2964
    Recorder: MATSHITA DVD-RAM UJ-861S, Media type: DVD+R
    Disc Manufacturer ID: MCC, Media Type ID: 004, Product revision number: 0
    Disc Application Code: 0, Extended Information Indicators: 7

    10:27:02 AM #8 Text 0 File DlgWaitCD.cpp, Line 493
    >>> Protocol of DlgWaitCD activities: <<<
    =========================================
    Not enough free discspace.
    (Medium in drive: DVD+R. Medium required by compilation: DVD R/RW, DVD R DL, DVD-RAM.)
    Data to be written: 4,393 MB (4,606,918,656 bytes)
    Space available on the disc: 1 MB (1,540,096 bytes)

    10:27:02 AM #9 Text 0 File ThreadedTransferInterface.cpp, Line 793
    Setup items (after recorder preparation)
    0: TRM_DATA_MODE1 ()
    2 indices, index0 (150) not provided
    original disc pos #0 + 2249472 (2249472) = #2249472/499:52.72
    relocatable, disc pos for caching/writing not required/ required
    -> TRM_DATA_MODE1, 2048, config 0, wanted index0 0 blocks, length 2249472 blocks [G: MATSHITA DVD-RAM UJ-861S]
    --------------------------------------------------------------

    10:27:02 AM #10 Text 0 File ThreadedTransferInterface.cpp, Line 995
    Prepare [G: MATSHITA DVD-RAM UJ-861S] for write in CUE-sheet-DAO
    DAO infos:
    ==========
    MCN: ""
    TOCType: 0x00; Session Closed, disc fixated
    Tracks 1 to 1: Idx 0 Idx 1 Next Trk
    1: TRM_DATA_MODE1, 2048/0x00, FilePos 0 0 4606918656, ISRC ""
    DAO layout:
    ===========
    ___Start_|____Track_|_Idx_|_CtrlAdr_|_____Size_|______NWA_|_RecDep__________
    0 | lead-in | 0 | 0x41 | 0 | 0 | 0x00
    0 | 1 | 0 | 0x41 | 0 | 0 | 0x00
    0 | 1 | 1 | 0x41 | 2249472 | 0 | 0x00
    2249472 | lead-out | 1 | 0x41 | 0 | 0 | 0x00

    10:27:02 AM #11 Text 0 File SCSIPTICommands.cpp, Line 215
    SPTILockVolume - completed successfully for FSCTL_LOCK_VOLUME

    10:27:02 AM #12 Text 0 File Burncd.cpp, Line 4294
    Caching options: cache CDRom or Network-Yes, small files-Yes (<64KB)

    10:27:02 AM #13 Phase 24 File dlgbrnst.cpp, Line 1762
    Caching of files started

    10:27:07 AM #14 Text 0 File Burncd.cpp, Line 4413
    Cache writing successful.

    10:27:07 AM #15 Phase 25 File dlgbrnst.cpp, Line 1762
    Caching of files completed

    10:27:07 AM #16 Phase 36 File dlgbrnst.cpp, Line 1762
    Burn process started at 8x (11,080 KB/s)

    10:27:07 AM #17 Text 0 File ThreadedTransferInterface.cpp, Line 2721
    Verifying disc position of item 0 (relocatable, disc pos, no patch infos, orig at #0): write at #0

    10:27:07 AM #18 Text 0 File Cdrdrv.cpp, Line 9872
    ---- Disc Structure: Physical Format Information (00h) ----
    Media Type: 0, Layer: 0, Address: 0 (0 h), AGID: 0; Length: 2050
    Book Type: DVD+R (10), Part Version: 1.0x (1)
    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 Sector Number in Layer 0: 0 h (LBN: FFFD0000 h, 4193920 MB)
    Data in Burst Cutting Area (BCA) does not exist
    Disc Application Code: 0 / 0 h
    Extended Information indicators: 7 h
    Disc Manufacturer ID: MCC.....
    Media type ID: 004
    Product revision number: 0
    Number of Physical format information bytes in use in ADIP up to byte 63: 56
    Media Specific [16..63]:
    00 00 07 4D 43 43 00 00 - 00 00 00 30 30 34 00 38 ...MCC.....004.8
    23 54 37 12 02 54 6C 02 - 92 5F 15 15 0B 0B 08 08 #T7..Tl.._......
    01 19 1B 0C 0C 0C 0D 01 - 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 ................

    10:27:07 AM #19 SPTI -1066 File SCSIPassThrough.cpp, Line 179
    CdRom0: SCSIStatus(x02) WinError(0) NeroError(-1066)
    Sense Key: 0x05 (KEY_ILLEGAL_REQUEST)
    Sense Code: 0x24
    Sense Qual: 0x00
    CDB Data: 0xAC 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 64 00 00
    Sense Area: 0x70 00 05 00 00 00 00 0A 00 00 00 00 24
    Buffer x082cda40: Len x648

    10:27:07 AM #20 Text 0 File DVDPlusRW.cpp, Line 675
    Start write address at LBA 0
    DVD high compatibility mode: No

    10:27:07 AM #21 Text 0 File ThreadedTransfer.cpp, Line 269
    Pipe memory size 83836800

    10:27:42 AM #22 SPTI -1 File SCSIPassThrough.cpp, Line 179
    CdRom0: SCSIStatus(x02) WinError(0) NeroError(-1)
    Sense Key: 0x04 (KEY_HARDWARE_ERROR)
    Sense Code: 0x03
    Sense Qual: 0x00
    CDB Data: 0x2A 00 00 00 85 80 00 00 20 00 00 00
    Sense Area: 0xF1 00 04 00 00 82 80 0A 00 29 00 00 03
    Buffer x0d610b40: Len x10000
    0xEE DD 3D 78 C0 AC EA 0E 27 A5 41 AB CA E5 C6 D4
    0x32 F9 79 92 07 52 C0 B0 CE 30 01 EB 9C 9E BC F1
    0x9A B5 6D 2A E9 7A 49 32 44 23 B9 8E 2C 3C 61 CE

    10:27:42 AM #23 CDR -1 File Writer.cpp, Line 303
    Unspecified Recorder Error
    G: MATSHITA DVD-RAM UJ-861S

    10:28:34 AM #24 Text 0 File DVDPlusRW.cpp, Line 935
    EndDAO: Last written address 34176

    10:28:35 AM #25 Phase 38 File dlgbrnst.cpp, Line 1762
    Burn process failed at 8x (11,080 KB/s)

    10:28:35 AM #26 Text 0 File SCSIPTICommands.cpp, Line 261
    SPTIDismountVolume - completed successfully for FSCTL_DISMOUNT_VOLUME

    10:28:39 AM #27 Text 0 File Cdrdrv.cpp, Line 11185
    DriveLocker: UnLockVolume completed

    10:28:39 AM #28 Text 0 File SCSIPTICommands.cpp, Line 424
    UnLockMCN - completed sucessfully for IOCTL_STORAGE_MCN_CONTROL


    Existing drivers:

    Registry Keys:
    HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\WinLogon

     

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