Posted 22 April 2011 - 05:26 AM
To be fair, using Memorex media (usually low end CMC stuff)is not the way to test a burner.
Can you burn DVDs with Windows? Usually that error is due to media incompatibility, or an old/faulty laser, or a dirty lens (usually a bad laser). The lasers for DVD and CD are different, so your burner can very well burn CDs, yet not burn DVDs. Have you tried to reduce the burn speed? Burning at max speed is asking for trouble if anything is marginal.
It is just easier/cheaper to buy another burner, about $20 for an IDE LG from Newegg, rather than try a different media. i have run into that "power calibration error" a couple times in the past on older machines, both times a new burner fixed it.
1: Clean the lens in the drive.
2: Try burning with the Windows built in software, try Nero again, burning at a reduced speed.
3: If you have access to media, try some Verbatim DVDs.
4: Spend $20-25 and throw in a new burner.
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