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DVD Drive Can't Recognize DVD-R

Discussion in 'DVDR' started by zoolu, Aug 29, 2007.

  1. zoolu

    zoolu Member

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    Hello dear forum members,

    I have an IBM ThinkPad T5600 (Lenovo) laptop
    Windows XP
    CD/DVD Recorder: Matshita DVD RAM UJ-842


    I have a DVD-R that plays fine on my standalone DVD player. However, If I try to play it on the laptop, the recorder doesn't recognize it and a window pops up as if the media was blank.

    Do you know how can I make the recorder recognize it?

    Thank you so very much,
     
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  3. rbrock

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    do you have dvd player installed on your Laptop (just checking)
     
  4. zoolu

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    rbrock said:
    I use the WMP.

    aabbccdd said:
    Thanks for the link - I didn't install it yet. The page only has a firmware update for Matshita DVD RAM UJ-842Sand i own a UJ-842. However, I found this page from Sony's web site for the UJ-842 .

    How should I know if it's safe to update using this firmware?

    Thanks a million,
     
  5. aabbccdd

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    just make sure your model number matches up and your good to go.

    close out all programs ,make sure the drive is empty, download the firmware , reboot and your should be fine
     
  6. zoolu

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    Thanks a lot - Do I check it through the Device Manager?
     
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    yes that works or click "My Computer" right click the drive go to "Properties" click the "hardware" tab
     
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  8. rbrock

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    I know you would think WMP would play a movie,but I had a problem like yours on a PC I built for a friend it did not play backup movies,I installed Nero 6 with their movie player and then it worked just fine
     
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    ^That site doesn't have my cd drive :/
     
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    Just a thought, but are the disc/disc's clean? might just be a thumb print. like i said just a thought....
     
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    Firmware for most of the Matshita drives come targeted for the OEM computers they are installed in, as you've just found out.

    Matshita drives are also fickle, some days they'll read fine, the next they won't. I've heard they are fickle on media also. I've got one so I'm speaking from experience.
     
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