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Power calibration area error - medium error on DL burn

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EMC9 MyDVD when I try to write to a dual layer disc it will only write to the first layer and when it starts to write the second layer the dvd writer stops and gives me "Power calibration area error - medium error". I can use the drag and drop to write data to a blank disk using Roxio drag and drop and Windows Explorer but it always stops at the same spot using MyDVD.

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That is a symptom of either faulty media or a failing drive.

 

You could try a lens cleaner and see if that helps - failing that you may need to replace the drive.

 

Power calibration error means that the laser is having difficulties with the disc ad is always hardware/media related

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EMC9 MyDVD when I try to write to a dual layer disc it will only write to the first layer and when it starts to write the second layer the dvd writer stops and gives me "Power calibration area error - medium error". I can use the drag and drop to write data to a blank disk using Roxio drag and drop and Windows Explorer but it always stops at the same spot using MyDVD.

 

 

Is MyDVD encoding and burning in the same operation?

 

Burn your project to a Image file, on the burn screen, un-check the burner, check mark the Image file.

 

Does it fail in the same spot now?

 

Brand name + / - and X speed of your dual layer media?

 

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In MyDVD it died half way through and when I tried creating an image file that worked and trying to burn the image file it went to half way and popped up the error. I will try to clean the lens of the burner.

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In MyDVD it died half way through and when I tried creating an image file that worked and trying to burn the image file it went to half way and popped up the error. I will try to clean the lens of the burner.

 

 

What brand + / - and x speed of media?

 

 

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In MyDVD it died half way through and when I tried creating an image file that worked and trying to burn the image file it went to half way and popped up the error. I will try to clean the lens of the burner.

 

 

Make/model of your burner? Make of your DVD media?

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In MyDVD it died half way through and when I tried creating an image file that worked and trying to burn the image file it went to half way and popped up the error. I will try to clean the lens of the burner.

 

I would not use one and never have on any of my drives.

 

I've never read where a drive manufacture recommends it, in fact the opposite..

 

18. Is it ok to clean my Pioneer drive with a cleaning disc?

Pioneer does not recommend the use of cleaning disc products for DVD drives. Cleaning discs were originally designed for CD drives and could damage DVD drive components. For an out-of-warranty drive, if the unit begins to act oddly and looks very dirty, you might try a short blast of Electronics-grade (sterile, filtered, moisture-free) canned air aimed at the center of the drive. If this does not clear the problem, please have the drive serviced by a Pioneer-authorized service organization.

 

I think your problem is the DL media and the layer break jump.

 

Does your burner burn single layer DVD's OK?

 

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Manufacturers recommend a lot of things CD - service engineers take their 'advice' with a VERY large pinch of salt

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I'm with cdanteek.

 

If it writes one layer properly and then faults when changing layers, it isn't a dirty lens. I'd be trying it with ImgBurn, which does do the layer break properly.

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Manufacturers recommend a lot of things CD - service engineers take their 'advice' with a VERY large pinch of salt

 

 

Service engineers recommend a lot of things, take their 'advice' with a VERY large pinch of salt.. ;)

 

Manufactures cover there own arse, they say right on the package 'it's for PLAYERS'... :o

 

Memorex CD/DVD-Player Laser-Lens Cleaner

 

The CD/DVD Laser Lens Cleaner is designed for use in CD and DVD players

 

Dynex DX-CDDVDCL Laser Lens Cleaner For CD/DVD Players

 

Maxell MAX190059 - Maxell DVD-LC DVD Lens Cleaner, Lens cleaner is designed for DVD players.

 

Again, I would not advise anyone to use one on their CD/DVD Burner..

 

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I know this is about lens cleaners but I would thn a little jusicious use of canned dry air might be in order.

 

The OP never came back and told us what burner he had or the trpe of discs he is trying to burn.

 

I think that the burner is shot or out of calibration for that second layer. New firmware?

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Why do you think we preferred to keep Joe Public out of the workshop?

 

They'd faint on the spot if they saw half of the 'tricks of the trade'

 

Seriously - I have never yet seen a drive damaged by using a lens cleaner. I'll admit VCR heads DID get damaged with cleaning tapes and floppy drive heads with cleaning disks - but never read any report of a lens being damaged

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Why do you think we preferred to keep Joe Public out of the workshop?

 

They'd faint on the spot if they saw half of the 'tricks of the trade'

 

Seriously - I have never yet seen a drive damaged by using a lens cleaner. I'll admit VCR heads DID get damaged with cleaning tapes and floppy drive heads with cleaning disks - but never read any report of a lens being damaged

 

 

Who would admit to it damaging the drive, when they recommended and used the disc cleaner disc? :rolleyes:

 

Service engineers would just replace the drive and say it was shot.... :)

 

I think that the burner is shot or out of calibration for that second layer. New firmware?

 

I disagree...

 

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It is Memorex dual layer media. It did burn the latest try past the halfway mark and gave me error 80004003 and also said it crashed in the image writing stage. No other details. The DVD burner burns single layer with no problems, and works ok with rewritable media both CD and DVD. It will write data to dual layer with no problem, but does not work with Roxio.

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It is Memorex dual layer media. It did burn the latest try past the halfway mark and gave me error 80004003 and also said it crashed in the image writing stage. No other details. The DVD burner burns single layer with no problems, and works ok with rewritable media both CD and DVD. It will write data to dual layer with no problem, but does not work with Roxio.

 

 

I believe the media and the software are having trouble...

 

Download the FREE small foot print # 9 in my signature ' ImgBurn Current version: 2.5.0.0 CD / DVD / HD DVD / Blu-ray burning application'

 

Notice the burn speed on the right side of the ImgBurn window (tell me what they are)?

 

Scrool down to the write window here, http://imgburn.com/index.php?act=screenshots#isowrite

 

If you try a burn with ImgBurn try 4x or below....

 

Let us know how it goes, please....

 

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Put it this way - if it appears to be shot, we use the cleaner. If that doesn't fix it, THEN it's shot anyway.

 

It's a win-win situation

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I installed the program and the DVD would not operate after Roxio was started. I could not get it to do anything after that but read. It would read anything including dual layer with no problem. I uninstalled the new program and still DVD would not write. I then uninstalled EMC9 completely and deleted all folders in program files folder and reinstall it. DVD still would not write. MyDVD when a project was created would stop the conversion at about 1% and give me an "unrecoverable devise error" and no detail. I unchecked burn DVD and checked burn image. The converter completed successfully and created an .iso image file. I tried to use the burn image file program and got a vague undefined device error. Looking at device properties I find burn capabilities turned off and turned it back on. Went back to burn image and it worked, creating a perfect DVD. Later after same problem is back after restarting the Roxio program.

 

Long story short, after installing ImgBurn 2.5 Roxio turns off the writer each time it starts. I now have a registry entry that now turns the burner off each time. That entry is still there after uninstalling both programs and reinstalling Roxio. I have to start the program and then go to device properties just before the burn process and enable it. Now I will have to dig out the knowledge books on registry editing.

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I installed the program and the DVD would not operate after Roxio was started. I could not get it to do anything after that but read. It would read anything including dual layer with no problem. I uninstalled the new program and still DVD would not write. I then uninstalled EMC9 completely and deleted all folders in program files folder and reinstall it. DVD still would not write. MyDVD when a project was created would stop the conversion at about 1% and give me an "unrecoverable devise error" and no detail. I unchecked burn DVD and checked burn image. The converter completed successfully and created an .iso image file. I tried to use the burn image file program and got a vague undefined device error. Looking at device properties I find burn capabilities turned off and turned it back on. Went back to burn image and it worked, creating a perfect DVD. Later after same problem is back after restarting the Roxio program.

 

Long story short, after installing ImgBurn 2.5 Roxio turns off the writer each time it starts. I now have a registry entry that now turns the burner off each time. That entry is still there after uninstalling both programs and reinstalling Roxio. I have to start the program and then go to device properties just before the burn process and enable it. Now I will have to dig out the knowledge books on registry editing.

 

 

I'm not sure I understand what your saying?

 

Do you see yellow explanation marks by your drives in device manager, like the pic below? If so click # 6 in my signature, You can no longer access the CD drive or the DVD drive...

 

If you see your drives in device manager without yellow explanation marks but not in your Roxio Software use # 7 in my signature, Drive Not Recognized By Roxio, PX Engine 3_00_58a. Full Installer.

 

 

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Went back to burn image and it worked, creating a perfect DVD. Later after same problem is back after restarting the Roxio program.

 

Obviously a software problem. Good thing you didn't attack it with the lens cleaner.

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