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Can't erase Verbatim DVD-RW on Philips DVDR 1620K Drive and Nero

Discussion in 'DVD / Blu-ray drives' started by Thombeal, Mar 13, 2005.

  1. Thombeal

    Thombeal Member

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    I got this Philips DVDR1620k/00 drive a few months ago. it's comes with Nero 6 i think, have had no problems burning data or video to Mirror DVD+R, TDK DVD-R and Ritek DVD-R, but i got a Verbatim DVD-RW disc, which burnt video fine onto it, but when i've tried to erase it, it's said either that the drive cannot erase the disc, or that the disc is not re-writable and cannot erase, and it IS a rewritable disc! What can be done? should i try to upgrade the firmware or could that cause other problems which are not currently there?

    Thanks!
     
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    check for updates for nero
     
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    I just had about the same problem erasing my +rw's. When I went through nero,it gave me an error and booted me off. I just used nero clean tool to remove my nero 6.0.0.21b/ran my registry scan-fixed those errors/defragged that hard drive/and then re-booted my original disc and now I can quick erase or full erase.

    You may want to try that before a firmware update.

    There are different nero clean tools for version 5 and 6,and make sure you have your serial # written down.

    Here is the nero clean tool:http://ww2.nero.com/us/Nero_6_Clean_Tool.html


    If you do update nero, avoid the packet "INCD-4". This can screw you up.

    Good Luck
     
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  4. Thombeal

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    Thanks, I've tried both the clean and ungrading nero, but it still claims that the disc is not rewritable. After that message comes up, it sort of freezes for a few seconds, and when i tried to do disc information, it wouldn't do anything even after leaving it for a few minutes!

    Any more idea?

    thanks!
     
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    try the disk in another burner as might be toast
     
  6. Thombeal

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    I haven't been able to try the disc on another recorder yet, but the disc still plays back fine, just won't erase. I bought some TDK DVD+RW discs, and they burn and erase as they should do. I'm still a little confused about it, maybe it was the make of the disc, or that it was a -RW rather than a +RW (although the drive is a + and - drive and burns both DVD+R and DVD-R)

    Thanks!
     
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    if you try in another drive & still won't erase than possibility the disk is a coaster
     

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