I was trying to burn an ISO onto a DVD with imgBurn but was returned with this error message “Power Calibration Area Error”. As I haven’t actually use my laptop disc drive to burn optic media for quite a long time now, I thought that the drive might have “died due to old age”.
However, I was able to get rid of the error and the DVD finished burning successfully after following the following steps.
1. I unplugged the power cord from laptop. For some reason, my old laptop was having a hard time cooling itself down and the fan was running heavily. Unplugging the power cord seems to cool something down.
2. I eject the disc drive and cleaned the lens and surrounding area with a piece of tissue (yes, toilet paper to be exact).
3. Insert DVD and started the burning task again with a lower recording (burning) speed. This time it finished perfectly without a problem!
If that didnt help, consider trying the following steps (I haven’t test this, but some says it works)
– Disable IMAPI Service
– Launch Control Panel -> Administrative Tools -> Services .
– Browse for “IMAPI CD-Burning COM Service”, Right-click on it and select properties.
– Change Startup Type to Disabled.
– Go ahead and try recording your disc again.
hey help me my OS windowsSEVEN but IMAPI service not how can i do?
the same problem. Win7 …
You are an angel , thanks to you im now able to record my DVD’s again.
I’m using windows 7, ultimate x64 and after many tries to solve the problem i found this website that was my solution.
Glad this helps, Andrew.
Thank You very much…worked perfectly….
DUUUDDEEE, THANK YOU SO MUCH!!!
YOU SAVED MY PROJECT XD
just cleaning the lens with rubbing alcohol and tissue worked great, thanks
Thank you! I wasn’t expecting it to work but it did!!!
Cleaning the Lens Worked ! Thanks 🙂
Yusuf Siregar says
Thank you so much. Worked perfectly
Good article, I was able to fix the issue. It’s so strange that this method working 🙂
Amazing, this worked for me thank you very much!
Just…thanks a lot. Cleaning the lens solved the problem.