Having trouble with my DVD Writer

By lawless
Feb 6, 2009
  1. I have a HP DVD Writer 200i, it works sometimes and sometimes it does not, and I get an error message while burning. Today I tested the drive using Nero and said that I had a "Power calibration error". What does that mean and can I fix this?
  2. raybay

    raybay TS Evangelist Posts: 7,241   +9

    Those HP optical drives are becoming hated items due to their rate of early failures..
    Check the HP website for any Firmware updates.
    If not, buy another brand... LG, LiteOn, Pioneer, Plextor, or Yamaha. Do NOT buy HP, HLDS, Sony, Sony Nec, Acer
    Use Memorex discs.
  3. Tedster

    Tedster Techspot old timer..... Posts: 6,000   +15

    sounds like the drive is going out. replace it.
  4. kimsland

    kimsland Ex-TechSpotter Posts: 14,524

  5. gguerra

    gguerra TS Maniac Posts: 317

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