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Burn CD's Power Calibration Error

Posted on 2003-12-04
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I there,

I've a Samsung SW-216B Cd-r and when burning a cd whit Easy CD Creator 6 it gives an error message of power calibration error and the software also crashes... One time it gave a message that had something to do whit JET (I can't remember the message and it only appeard once). It recorded fine until I made the last update of Jet for windows XP. I think it has something to do whit it. I also tried to burn whit a diferent blank cd brand, and diferent software (Clone and Nero), but they gave the same error, whit the only diference that this sofwares didn't crashed. And i have the latest firmware of the cd-r.

My questions are:
1- How jet could cause any problem to cd Burning?
2- How can I remove this last Update (I don't know de "K" # of it), if possible?
3- Could it be a hardware problem?


Thanks...
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Question by:JunkMan
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It is possible that your power supply is not providing enough to do a clean burn.  If you can remove unnecessary cards and peripherals from the pc, try burning without them, and if you are successful, then you need a higher-rated power supply.
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by:public
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Power calibration error is usually due to a bad or incompatible type of blank CD.
WinXP uses a jet database, but it is probably not related to the CD problems.It is also possible that the write laser diode is failing.
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by:kronostm
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JunkMan ... usually power calibration errors are due to bad media. It happened to me even with TDK disks, it might be just a bad lot. Even those CDs can be sometimes written but you should set lower speed. You should make a test at 1x or 2x .
Secondly, a dirty lens can be the culprit. Buy a lens-cleaner CD and follow the instructions written there.
Although, some software issues have been reported in different cases that also generated Power Calibration Err. While this is only a small part of the culprits, I recommend you follow the first two suggestions and only if no success then to try another CDBurning software like Nero. Even though you encounter the problem after the update, I personally guess it's just a coincidence.

Good Luck

Kronos
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by:StealthMullet
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It can also refer to a power calibration fault with the laser inside the drive itself however, try a different media but failing that it could be a failure of the drive.
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by:homewrecker
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I have a similar error in Nero with my NEC ND-1100a DVD+R burner. I still have not found the culprit, but I've noticed it only happens when I try to burn DVD's at 4x. When I drop the speed down to 2.4x, it burns just fine. Perhaps I got a bad spindle of +R media, or maybe I need to clean the lens. Anyway, try burning at a slower speed. It's not the greatest solution, but if it works it's better than no burning at all.
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by:n8buk
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I have gotten this error also but the funny thing is that I have gotten it on 3 different machines with three different burners on one machine it is a dual 2.4Gig Xeon with redundant power running W2k I have a Pioneer A05 and a Gig of ram so I know it's not a system issue, The other two machines running Win XP Pro are a 2 Gig AMD with 768M of ram with a SAF CD-RW6424A and a 1.7Gig Pentium with 512M of ram it has a Pioneer A06d. I have used all types of media (CD/DVD) from the most expensive to the cheapest thing I could find and it still occurs, the only thing that is the same is the Nero.
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by:enhost
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I experienced the same stuff using chead CD blanks I got from ebay.
When I tried the one I got from staples,although they are free after rebate, it works!

So for my case the power calibration error is actually a "crappy disk error"
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by:jakesnakecharmer
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This worked for me - select:
Start
Control Panel
Administrative Tools
Services...
scroll to and right click on "IMAPI CD-Burning COM Service"
Select properties and change "Startup type" to disabled.
Lets me burn Tesco value media!
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