ERROR: 4280 - recording failed

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Applies to Products: All

Applies to Operating Systems: All


When attempting to record to a disc, the operation may fail with error:

4280 - "Optical Power Calibration area error"


Prior to starting the actual recording of the disc, the recorder adjusts its laser to correctly record the inserted media at the specified speed. If this operation fails, the recorder will return an error and the recording is aborted.


This error is normally caused by using bad or low quality media. It is therefore recommended to use known quality brand media or media which has been deemed compatible by the hardware vendor. Often a list of such media can be found in the recorder's user manual.

In some cases selecting a lower recording speed may also resolve this issue.

If the issue persists after switching media brands, then your recorder may be defective or may require a firmware upgrade. Please contact the hardware vendor and report the issue.

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