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PLEASE HELP - Track Follwing Error

Discussion in 'DVD±R for advanced users' started by dudross, Mar 17, 2005.

  1. dudross

    dudross Member

    Mar 17, 2005
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    Can anyone help?! Going INSANE, everytime I go to write a DVD it fails, saying 'track following error'. What does this mean and how can I fix it?!! I use a SONY DRU-530.
  2. bbmayo

    bbmayo Active member

    Oct 31, 2004
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    This error message appears for one of the following reasons:

    The CD burner has problems writing on the CD-R/RW. Please resort to another brand mark of CD-R/RW. Please ask the vendor of your CD burner for recommended brand markes of CD-R/RW. You will also find information in problematic CD-R/RW.
    The power supply of your computer is not providing enough power.
    You are using an external device. Please check the pwero supply and for test purposes install the burner in the computer.
    Numerous graphics cards require a lot of power. The same goes for numerous CPUS and some harddisks.
    the mains cable or the plug is defective. Please use another plug cable for test purposes.

    The computer vibrates to such an extent that the laser can not stay in the track. In particular if a CD-ROM drive is being used as the read drive.
    The device has become hot
    Only operate in cool conditions.

    If you use one of the following CD burner have:
    Grundig CDR100IPW, HP 4020, Kodak CDR240, Mitsubishi CDVR2X4, Mitsumi CD-R CR-2401TS, Philips CDD2000, Plasmon CDR4220, Plasmon RF4100, Plasmon RF4102, Wearnes CDR-432

    or are using one of the following

    HP 6020, Mitsubishi CDVR2X6, Mitsubishi CDVR, Philips CDD2600, Wearnes CDR-632P

    , then it yould be a case of the well-known grease problem. In particular if the error has only been occurring recently. Other CD burnerare also affected, in which it may help to grease the axles with silicon grease (Warning: We don't guarantee anything!) Further information on this:

    If your CD burner is in the first group:

    http://village.flashnet.it/~fn023975/cdd2000.html (Information on how to fix the Philips CDD2000 'Spring problem')

    Users report that firmware 1.25 reduces the problem.

    If your CD burner is in the second group:

    German: http://www.geocities.com/SiliconValley/Bay/6893/fixg.htm

    English: http://www.geocities.com/SiliconValley/Bay/6893/fix.htm

    The lens of the write laser is dirty.
    the blank itself is not clean or is of bad quality. In particular if writing with 8x, conditions like this become noticeable.
    If 80 minute blanks are being used, then the cause can be that the track distance is too small, on the limit of the specification. It is possible that you are using a CD burner , whcih has problems writing on this.
    Older driver versions of the file CDR4VSD.VXD (driver from Easy CD) also cause the above mentioned error message
    The error message can also occur if the CD burner has not been set up correctly.
    Last edited: Mar 17, 2005

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