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Old January 9th 04, 10:06 AM
Chan WK
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Default "calibration area full" CDRW = useless?

I have a CDRW which triggers the "calibration area full" error in Nero
5 consistently, even after a "full format".

Obviously all burning attempts also failed (cannot perform end track).

The drive is a brand new Gigabyte GO0404 DVD burner, while the CDRW is
a relatively new Verbatim 24X CDRW.

Does it mean the CDRW is destined for the bin?
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Old January 9th 04, 02:54 PM
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I have a CDRW which triggers the "calibration area full" error in Nero
5 consistently, even after a "full format".

Obviously all burning attempts also failed (cannot perform end track).

The drive is a brand new Gigabyte GO0404 DVD burner, while the CDRW is
a relatively new Verbatim 24X CDRW.

Does it mean the CDRW is destined for the bin?


Did you try with different media? it could be that drive can't calibrate
itself succesfully,so it can be dead.


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Old January 9th 04, 09:11 PM
Mike Richter
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Chan WK wrote:
I have a CDRW which triggers the "calibration area full" error in Nero
5 consistently, even after a "full format".

Obviously all burning attempts also failed (cannot perform end track).

The drive is a brand new Gigabyte GO0404 DVD burner, while the CDRW is
a relatively new Verbatim 24X CDRW.

Does it mean the CDRW is destined for the bin?


'Calibration area full' means that it could not be read for calibration.
In fact, it may have nothing written to it at all, but simply be
unreadable. That usually occurs with a severe mismatch of medium to
drive. If you've done a full format, then you have prepared your disc
for packet writing and that in itself can be the problem.

However, you should pick a blank from a major vendor which has the same
marking as that on the faceplate logo of your drive: Ultra Speed, High
Speed or neither. If that works, then you simply have a badly mismatched
disc to trash, not a whole drive.

Mike
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Old January 12th 04, 03:30 AM
Anonymous Joe
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I have a CDRW which triggers the "calibration area full" error in Nero
5 consistently, even after a "full format".

Obviously all burning attempts also failed (cannot perform end track).

The drive is a brand new Gigabyte GO0404 DVD burner, while the CDRW is
a relatively new Verbatim 24X CDRW.

Does it mean the CDRW is destined for the bin?


Odd, since the DVD drive says it is a 24x CD-RW writer. Nonetheless, it may
not be compatible with that media. I'd try some older 10x media and see how
that works.

I have a 52/32/52x CD-RW as well as a dual DVD burner, and it will write my
10x CD-RW discs at 12x, without troubles, and the DVD burner will write them
at 10x without troubles. The CD-RW drive can write to 24x CD-RW media
without trouble, although I only have 1 piece, but it is unwritable in the
DVD since it isnt High Speed media but instead Ultra Speed media.


 




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