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Power Calibration Error message



I keep getting this message when I try to copy or burn a cd on my burner.

I am using WINXP with SP1
AMD AThlon 1gh
768 SDRAM PC133 ram
40 Gig Harddrive Western Digital
Asus A7V Motherboard.
Power Supply is 300w

Is it my power supply that is starting to fail or should I be looking else where?

Any help would be appreciated.


PS Forgot to mention I am using NERO burning software


i had this problem
before you go replacing power supplies try a diffrent brand of CDR/CDRW


Secret Goat Fetish
Political User
hmm could be a power prob,300w with such a gd system may not be enuf.

use this 2 try + help

AGP video card - 30-40W
PCI video card - 30W
AMD Athlon 900MHz-1.1GHz - 50W
AMD Athlon 1.2MHz-1.4GHz - 55-65W
AMD Duron 1.0MHz-1.3GHz - 50W
AMD Athlon 1.47MHz-1.73GHz - 75W
Intel Pentium III 800MHz-1.26GHz - 40W
Intel Pentium 4 1.4GHz-1.7GHz - 65W
Intel Pentium 4 1.8GHz-2.0GHz - 75W
Intel Pentium 4 2.2GHz-2.4GHz - 90W
Intel Celeron 1.0GHz-1.1GHz - 35W Intel Celeron 1.2GHz-1.4GHz - 50
ATX Motherboard - 35W-45W
128MB RAM - 10W
256MB RAM - 20W
24X or higher IDE CD-RW Drive -
32X or higher IDE CD-ROM Drive - 25W10x or higher IDE DVD-ROM Drive - 20W
SCSI CD-RW Drive - 17W
SCSI CD-ROM Drive - 12W
5,400RPM IDE Hard Drive - 10W
7,200RPM IDE Hard Drive - 13W
7,200RPM SCSI Hard Drive - 24W
10,000RPM SCSI Hard Drive - 30W
15,000RPM SCSI Hard Drive - 45W
Floppy Drive - 5W
Network Card - 4W
Modem - 5W
Sound Card - 5W
SCSI Controller Card - 20W
Firewire/USB Controller Card - 10W
Case Fan - 3W
CPU Fan - 3W

XP Abuser

no no no its something on the disk that tells the lazer what power to apply to the laser when it burns the disk if its not read then it wont rite and return an error try using another brand of cd-r
CD Media

It's definitely a media problem.

I had a philips burner that was REALLY picky about what it would write. No memorex, TDK or cheapies.

Always generated a power calibration error with those types.

I always found Philips CDRs to work (surprise, surprise!) otherwise Traxdata have never failed me.


Yep its the CD's that cause the POWER CALIBRATION error messeges, I've got a whole spindle that my burner refuses to use

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