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Can't Burn DVD+R's Anymore

Discussion in 'DVDR' started by Blander, Dec 3, 2004.

  1. Blander

    Blander Member

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    Hi,

    My Memorex DVD+RW/+R burner will no longer burn DVD+R media. It burns DVD+RW, CDR, CDRW just fine. I tried different brands of DVD+R's and none of them work. I'm running XP. Any ideas on how I can fix this?
     
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    Nephilim Moderator Staff Member

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    Have you tried flashing to a newer firmware?
     
  3. Blander

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    Where do I get the firmware? I looked at the Memorex site but couldn't find one for mine. Memorex DVD+RW/+R 2.4X8AA is the one that I have.
     
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    Blander, welcome to aD,

    I'm sorry but that isn't a valid model Memorex burner.
    Find out what you have then let's try for your flash upgrade -

    Here's the tool to find out what you have -

    http://dvd.identifier.cdfreaks.com/

    Here's a good firmware page - Find your upgrade here -

    http://forum.rpc1.org/dl_all.php

    Cheers, Let me know how you made out -

    Pete



     
  5. Blander

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    Here is the info that program gave.


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    Unique Disc Identifier : [DVD+RW:RICOHJPN-W01-001]
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    Disc & Book Type : [DVD+RW] - [DVD+RW]
    Manufacturer Name : [Ricoh Co. Ltd.]
    Manufacturer ID : [RICOHJPN]
    Media Type ID : [W01]
    Product Revision : [001]
    Blank Disc Capacity : [Not Supported By Method 2]
    Recording Speeds : [1x , 2.4x]
    [Method 2 Might Not Always Detect All Speeds]
     
  6. ScubaPete

    ScubaPete Senior member

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    Goodness me, my bad, that tells you are using very good media -

    Here's the proggy to tell us about your drive -

    http://www.dvdinfopro.com/

    Let me know what this says -

    (head hanging low cause I sent the guy the wrong proggy. My mind is going faster than I thought - I write myself notes, I just can't remember where I left the notes :(


     
  7. Blander

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    I ran that program. Not sure what I am looking for. When I hit the Drive Info button it gave me the following information.

    MEMOREX DVD+R/RW 2.4X8AA
    Extra Info: 020531RICDA31024979
    Serial Number: DA31
    Firmware Version: 1.27
    Loader Type: Tray
    Buffer Size: 2048KB
    Volume Levels: 15
    Connection Interface: Atapi / IDE
    Drive Interface: ATAPI-3
    Region Code: 4
    Region Control: RPC-2
    User Changes Left: 3
    Vendor Changes Left: 4

     
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    Thanks for all your help. I checked and the DMA was already turned on. I downloaded the 1.64 firmware and ran it. The burner seems to be working fine now. It burnt a DVD+R ok. I will do some more burning to make sure it's going to keep on working.

    Again, thanks for all of your help. :)

    Blander
     
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    I'm certainly glad your problem's solved,

    I hope you know that you're welcome here even if you haven't a problem. LQQk around, check out some of the threads - You'll be surprised at the information you can garner.

    Information on "tricks" to get your PC humming faster, settings for your programs, new programs, some for free - some for trial that may save you time - warnings on hardware, S/w or media that might head off headaches for you in the future.

    You can make friends here, enjoy helping others - Though you may not feel that you know enough now to contribute, reading threads will add to your knowledge base in no time. Head to the "Safety Valve" forum and chat about any topic under the sun OR check out our forums on Digital Camcorders, Photography, Home Theater components, Games, p2p topics or even Cellular phones.

    We'll be lQQking for you -

    Me ? Well I'll be over there, behind the water cooler, under the potted Palm, sipping a cool one and answering questions - feel free to stop by and say "Howdy" -

    'till then, I'll be Sea'n you - :D)

    Pete
     

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