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How do I fix the Power Calibration error with a Samsung DVD/CD-RW SM-308B combo drive? - KB Article - 147655




Power calibration error message when using the Samsung DVD/CD-RW.

When you try to copy information to a CD with a Samsung DVD/CD-RW SM-308B Combo drive, you may get and error similar to the message below:

T0100: IO error (03/73/03) CD error-Pwr calibration error. T7118 track write error - command retry, fail



Download the firmware update for the Samsung combo drive.

To download the firmware update, perform the following steps:

  1. Browse to Dell Support.
  2. Click the link for Downloads.
  3. On the right-hand side of the page, click the link to Search by File Name, Description, or Date.
  4. In the Search for Files by Exact Filename field, type: D4C03203.EXE.
  5. Click Go.
  6. Click the link under Search Results.
  7. Click the link for the filename.
  8. When the Install page for the file appears, perform the steps under the section Installation Instructions to download and install the firmware update.



 
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Article ID: SLN107020

Last Date Modified: 08/01/2010 12:00 AM


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