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#1 millie

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Posted 08 April 2012 - 03:50 AM

Hi

Hope someone can help

I have a Dell Inspiron 1525 laptop with a Matshita BD-RE UJ-220 dvd drive
When I try to write a dvd I get power calibration error and burn process failed
I can play dvds and cds but cannot write anything
It does not seem to make any difference which software I use

Many Thanks

#2 David H. Lipman

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Posted 08 April 2012 - 06:55 AM

What software are you using to burn a DVD with ?
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Posted 08 April 2012 - 10:48 AM

I have tried nero 10,TMPGENC DVD Author & roxio with no success
These are also installed on my daughters laptop and have no problems writing dvds

Thanks Again

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Posted 08 April 2012 - 11:14 AM

I'm sure you've done a google search on this issue which suggests that you're not the only one with this problem.
1, Has it ever worked to write DVD's
2, What operating system are you currently using and have you upgraded/changed that system ( eg from XP to Win 7).
I suspect you may require a firmware update which is not available from Dell (the Panasonic drive you are using isn't listed by Dell as being supplied with this laptop - not uncommon). Sony does provide a firmware update for the drive but unfortunately it will not be appropriate for you.

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Posted 08 April 2012 - 11:20 AM

What kind of content are you specifically trying to burn ?

What is the brand and type of media (ex: DVD+R and DVD-R) ?

Have you tried burning a CDROM with data ?

Have you tried burning an audio CDROM ?
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Posted 08 April 2012 - 11:32 AM

Hi Millie, since you have a Dell, one of the best things you can do is go to dells web site and download the Newest Drivers for your Dell PC.
http://www.dell.com/support/drivers/
It will prompt you for your Express Service tag. Enter your Tag Number and the site will take you to an Area that has all the Drivers for your PC
They Have all the instruction there for Updating your Drivers. I'd be happy to help you with this if you want help. I deal with Dell All the time and they make it easy,
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Posted 08 April 2012 - 11:44 AM

Drivers are probably not the issue. CD/DVD drives are inherited based upon what they are connected to. That could be internal PATA, SATA, SCSI and USB. In all the cases if the drive is seen by the OS then there is no driver issue.

Bornslippy's suggestion in a drive firmware update is more apropos. Often the firmware is updated to fix errors and media incompatibilities and/or other issues.

Contacting Dell support may be a good avenue but only if the computer is still in warranty.
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Posted 08 April 2012 - 01:25 PM

Perhaps running the Microsoft -Fix-It tool would be well worth a try.

Many a cd/dvd problem gets fixed by running the upper and lower filters fix that is contained in the tool.


http://support.micro..._problems/en-us

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Posted 09 April 2012 - 02:26 AM

Thank you all for trying to help
Where can I get firmware update

thanks again

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Posted 09 April 2012 - 06:32 AM

Thank you all for trying to help
Where can I get firmware update

thanks again


Please answer my questions first.
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Posted 09 April 2012 - 08:28 AM

Depending on what firmware version your already running now ? but there is one for the UJ-220 here but does date back to 2008 http://www.firmwareh...ita/drives.html




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