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Calibration area full optimum calibration area

Can not copy any music cd i always get this message

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Re: calibration area full optimum calibration area

Hi p0mmy,
I need to know some info before I can attempt to help you.
What OS are you running? How is your system partitioned, is everything on a C:Drive? What size is your harddrive? How much available free space is on your harddrive?

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How to delete songs

You cant delete anything once files are burnt to a disk.
you will have to copy the music to a folder then delete the music files that you don't want then you can add more music files then burn them to another cd/dvd
Click start click on computer to open you should see your drives C: and your other drives cd dvd and your phone E: or F:

Right click on the the music disk to open you should see your music

from there you select the music files right click on the music file/s select copy navigate back to the drive right click select paste or hold the mouse cursor the music file/s drag them to your
computer and paste them in usually in my documents my music.

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I have a Dell Dimension C521 computer with a LG DVD drive. Trying to send a file to this drive using either a new writable cd or a cd-rw and I get a message that the cd is full and the file cannot be...

Try to check your cd-rw or cd-r that are new and did not use anymore or maybe it was damage. And maybe the files that you copied are exceed the capacity of the cd-r or cd-rw so that they could not write the files. If your using the Nero Burning ROM you just see the capacity of your cd-r or cd-rw before you going to write it to the cd. Just make sure that the files you want to copy are not exceed the capacity of the cd.

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Power Calibration error

powe calibration error reffers to lens laser power
in other words the laser doesn't have enough power to write CD/DVD at specified speed

try to clean the lens (there are special CD-s for that)
and try to burn the cd or DVD at slower speed

but slowly your cd writer is dying

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Had a drive that did the exact same thing myself. You'll need to replace the CD drive. It's cheaper than having it repaired.

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I tried to make an exact copy of a CD via Sony Vaio but the copy is messed up. Certain cuts sound scratched. The original CD is clean and plays normally. Does my CD drive need fixing? It (software)...

What type of CD did you copy? Different CD types have different methods for copying them (Example: a music CD has multiple tracks to copy; better to rip them then reburn them onto a blank disk; a DVD disk has multiple data, video and audio files protected on the disk, a straight copy wont work). Based on your question, you tried copying a music CD. Use a program like Windows Media Player, RealPlayer, or iTunes to rip the disk, then copy the ripped tracks to a blank disk. All three of these programs are free, and there are tons of other free alternatives out there to do this.

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MY PC no longer "burns" cds-but there is no "error" message

My only suggestion is to borrow another burner if possible and see if you get the same error with with that one. This will be the simplest way to determine if you have a software problem or if your burner has a fault.

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Power Calibration Area Is Full

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Nero problem

First of all, Thanks for coming back. " Calibration Area Full " is supposed to indicate the the media ( blank ) that you are using is no longer capable of being tested to verify that the CDwriter laser can be adjusted for power to write to that particular media. I did some research on this just a week or two ago as I have a CDburner that is giving the same indications on all the media I use at present. Now the explanation makes one believe that the media ( blanks ) is at fault, but that is not the case at all, as I can take those same blanks and put them into a different CD/DVDwriter and write all day long. So the indication of the software on the first computer, this laptop for example, is entirely misleading, even tho the same indication is used by every piece of software. i.e. all CD/DVDwriting softwares are saying the same thing. Cannot write to calibration area. What does that mean? In my case it means that my DVD/CDwriter in this laptop is defective and never was very good to begin with. I want a firmware update for it, but Sony will not provide one, so I am stuck for the time being.

Now let's get back to you, have you tried the Imgburn software that I had you get the other day? and what brand and model of DVD/CDwriter did you get. Have you checked for firmware updates for it ( very important in some cases with some media )?

Get back to me asap or when you determine what I have asked? Take care. I am patient. Be aware tho, don't believe everything the software says... Tend to trust your own instincts.

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How do can you burn a music cd

First the best thing to do is put all your music from you CD's from to your computer, by using windows media player and clicking on RIP CD and press start RIP. Once you rip all files to Hard Drive use your burner program. I use Nero, but most burning programs using similar fuctionality. If you only want to copy entire CD instead, just go to burning program and select COPY CD. Follow on screen instruction.

Depending on your burner program you can burn audio CD's quite easily. I myself use Nero and can guide you through the process.
Depending on how you have your desktop setup, I click on me Nero Smart Start. If you don't, then see if you have it under program files and run it.

  • Once started move mouse pointer on to the audio symbol
  • Click on Audio CD or MP3 CD (Audio Cd for all stereo systems with Cd player and mp3 for only mp3 players. MP3 hold files of music in megabytes and Audio is in minutes and can only fit 89mins on disk)
  • Now a separate box opens up and click on add
  • Another window will open. Need to select My Documents on left hand side in blue writing (That's where Media player stores music)
  • Then double click on My Music Folder under the name category.
  • Then double click on any of the folders of music for example I might have a folder of Mariah Carey, Metalicca and so on and click again on another directory(separate directories if more the one cd if some band here). In each folder will be the music files or names
  • Onec chosen folder click on each individual song and press add, you can also preview each track if no name and only track number
  • You can also click the Green arrow in the right top hand corner to go back to previous folders and click on the ones require to select other songs from other folders.
  • Click on Finish, check if you need more music and add if so, if you have too many deltee them
  • Then click next
  • Make sure blank CD-R 80mins is in drive
  • Select the writing speed and set to 16 speed, as some CD-Players are older and can't read above 16x
  • You can select also How many copies if you like
  • Click on Burn and wait till complete, about 10mins to burn.
  • Once complete click on ok to successful burn and close down Nero. CD will spit out and play CD in a CD player
  • one perfect recording done!

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