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at Hotachi's mercy!!!!!

Discussion in 'DVDR' started by zoranb, Nov 10, 2003.

  1. zoranb

    zoranb Member

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    I have the Hitachi GD7500 dvdrom (of whom by the way i cannot find specs) and the problem is that it cant read a dvd-rw disk. On this dvd-rw disk i have burned (from a mac superdrive dvd-ram) dvd-video which i authored myself from DVDlab (pc app). Its strange cause the disk is readable on the mac as a dvdvideo, it autoruns when i insert it there, and the dvdvideo is palying acording to plan! So i dont think its the mac dvdram drive. can anyone suggest any solutions, can it be the firmware of my drive and if so, where can i get that firmware!!! Hitachi on dvdroms is nowere to be found!! can anyone help? im desperate!!!
     
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    Well It just Might be as simple as your DVD-Rom can"t read DVD-RW or can not read the data burn"t by that Burner..I know On My System I have a Sony DRU 500A Dual Format Burner and a LiteOn LTD 163 DVD-Rom Drive and My DVD Rom Drive can not read some of the Data DVD"s My Sony Burns but the Sony can read them fine, actually a Lot of the DVD"s I burn with the Sony can"t be read in the LiteOn DVD-Rom but some can be read ,usually when useing Good Media and Neither will read DVD-Ram...So I would try burning the DVD in the Mac with a Different brand of Media and see if it can read it then and you Might want to clean the Lazer in your Drive ,You can get a Lazer cleaning kit at most Computer/Electronics stores....good luck
     
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    It was my mistake clearly as far as it concerns the DVD-rw disk, my DVD-ROM canot read sutch disks at all, BUT it says it can read DVD-R disks. I did try to read sutch a disk and it wasnt possible! Problem is i cannot find anywhere a site for my DVD-ROM drive (Hitachi GD7500) so i can check for firmware updates. Can u help me pal? Or anyone else on this matter?
     
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    i did update the firmware to 0008 but no luck, i still cant read dvdr disks im running out of ideas? anyone?
     
  6. koola

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    I think your DVD Rom drive is broken. Maybe you should get another one!

    The Lite-On DVD Rom range are excellent readers.
     
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    I was under the inpression that the Mac superdrive was actually a Pioneer A03 or A04 in discuise? If so you shouldn't have any probs reading from a DVD-Rom drive, so I would look at the reader as being the problem.
     
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    is there any chance that the problem might be cause by the DVDR disk???
     

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