1. This site uses cookies. By continuing to use this site, you are agreeing to our use of cookies. Learn More.

DVD Decrypter Medium not Present

Discussion in 'DVDR' started by smbcookie, Mar 29, 2007.

  1. smbcookie

    smbcookie Guest

    Using ripitforme, I followed all the steps, everything worked fine a was at final stage, DVD Decrypter. I inserted a blank DVD-R HP into my drive (D only Drive). Message "Device Not Ready (Medium not present - Tray Closed)appears. I've never had any success backing up a dvd so this is my first time. Please help.
     
  2. attar

    attar Senior member

    Joined:
    Jun 17, 2005
    Messages:
    11,509
    Likes Received:
    29
    Trophy Points:
    128

    Run Decrypter.
    In Decrypter, click Tools > Drive > Capabilities.
    See if it lists Can Write to DVD-R yes.
    Then click Tools > Drive > Check for firmware update.
     
  3. smbcookie

    smbcookie Guest

    Thanks attar, I'll try that and let you know the results.
     
  4. cityslikr

    cityslikr Member

    Joined:
    Feb 23, 2007
    Messages:
    7
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    11
    Maybe this is a dumb answer, but on my pc it takes about 15 seconds for that notice to disappear and the burn arrow to turn green.
    How long are you waiting?
     
  5. smbcookie

    smbcookie Guest

    I've waited several minutes, doesn't turn green.
     
  6. attar

    attar Senior member

    Joined:
    Jun 17, 2005
    Messages:
    11,509
    Likes Received:
    29
    Trophy Points:
    128
    Did you access Decrypters tools menu to view your drives capabilities?
     
  7. smbcookie

    smbcookie Guest

    Dear attar I checked the firmware... No to DVD-R what now?
     
  8. attar

    attar Senior member

    Joined:
    Jun 17, 2005
    Messages:
    11,509
    Likes Received:
    29
    Trophy Points:
    128
    So it said Can write DVD-R NO
    What did it say yes to?
    EG does it say can write DVD+R yes
     
  9. smbcookie

    smbcookie Guest

    It doesn't say yes to anything as far as writing dvd's
     
  10. attar

    attar Senior member

    Joined:
    Jun 17, 2005
    Messages:
    11,509
    Likes Received:
    29
    Trophy Points:
    128
    Is the drive a burner or only a player?
    Does the plate on the front say anything about 'Recorder' 'Rewriter' 'RW'?
     
  11. smbcookie

    smbcookie Guest

    It just says DVD ROM, I have burned CD's on it.
     
  12. attar

    attar Senior member

    Joined:
    Jun 17, 2005
    Messages:
    11,509
    Likes Received:
    29
    Trophy Points:
    128
    When Decrypter runs it shows the name of the drive.
    It might be a whole string.
    Google all or part of the string until you hit on your drive and eventually you end up at the manufacturers site and find out exactly what you have here.
    Example, my burner in Decrypter shows "HT-DT-ST-DVD-RAM-H22N".
    The important part is the 'H22N'.
    You can also install and run 'VSO INSPECTOR'
    It will spell out exactly what the drive can do as far as reading and writing.
    http://www.vso-software.fr/products/inspector/inspector.php

    BTW if you have Nero installed, Nero Toolkit will do the same thing.
     
  13. smbcookie

    smbcookie Guest

    It's a dell computer, on DVD Decrypter it shows TSSTcorp CDRW DVD TS-H493A.
     
  14. attar

    attar Senior member

    Joined:
    Jun 17, 2005
    Messages:
    11,509
    Likes Received:
    29
    Trophy Points:
    128
  15. smbcookie

    smbcookie Guest

    Well that would explain the problem LOL. So would you recommend replacing the entire ROM or adding a DVD Burner. If so, what brand. I appreciate your help.
     
  16. attar

    attar Senior member

    Joined:
    Jun 17, 2005
    Messages:
    11,509
    Likes Received:
    29
    Trophy Points:
    128
    If the space is there just add a new DVD burner.
    You can use the old one to rip DVD's.Save wear on the new one.

    Good luck.

     
  17. smbcookie

    smbcookie Guest

    Any recommendations of brands/models?
     
  18. attar

    attar Senior member

    Joined:
    Jun 17, 2005
    Messages:
    11,509
    Likes Received:
    29
    Trophy Points:
    128

Share This Page