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DVD RW drives only burning one type of media

Discussion in 'DVD±R for advanced users' started by beatz2005, Mar 19, 2007.

  1. beatz2005

    beatz2005 Regular member

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    i have an external memorex dvd+/-r/rw burner, and for some reason it'll only burn the blank memorex dvd+r. I've always used verbatims -r, and those won't even work with it. i use clonedvd and it'll say it's writing for about minute with no bars going, then it'll give me the error for bad media.

    this isn't the only burner that started doin this. i hooked an internal burner into another computer i had and it did the same thing. it was an nec burner.

    has anybody had these problems as far as the burners only burning one type of media?
     
  2. david66

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    check your firmware for the burner go to WWW.firmware page.com an out dated firmwre will cause the problem
     
  3. beatz2005

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    ok i downloaded the upgraded firmware from pioneers site but when i click the file it doesn't do anything. is there anything special that i have to do since it's an external drive?
     
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    is your clone dvd program the latest version?
     
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    no but i tried burning with other progs like dvd santa decryptor alcohol nero, and none of them work except when i use the memorez +r's
     
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    I think your problem is the burner the firmware is most likly old and will not reconize newer media
     
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    ok i'm gonna try to get the f/w update to work. i had a feelin that'd be a problem. can i just double click the f/w file or should i boot it up from a command prompt
     
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    double click on firmware and make sure there is no disc in the burner
     
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    Hi beatz.
    I may be missing something, but you went to Pioneer site for your driver.
    Memorex has its own site and it is external drive so it really need right software to see it.
     
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    oops my bad i didn't mean pioneer, i did go to the memorex site
     
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    Why do not you send an E-Mail to Memorex help and ask about your problem. They are the best to help.
    Also check specs for your drive.
    For firmware update, it is usually .exe prog and will install on its own. Usually there are instructions on installation on its web site.
     
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    i went to the site an got the firmare, it was an exe file, when i double click it it says No matched drive detected.
     
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    sounds like you have the wrong firmware you need the model number of the drive to get the proper firmeware
     
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    i checked the model number and even the whole id in my device manager and it all matches up
     
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    try the Firmware Page.com and do asearch for that burner for the current firmware
     
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    what model memorex dvdrw drive do you have? memorex drives are rebadges of other manufacturers drives. I have helped several members with memorex drives having the same problem you are having. give me the model # and I'll try to find some patched firmware from the actual drive manufacturer. once it's flashed with oem f/w it will register as that make and model drive eg. lite-on SOHW-1673. it will also be compatable with a lot more media.
     
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  17. ceddie85

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    I hae been having the same problem but my burner is sony and it still will not work. I use nothing but Verbatim but my software is only acceting Memeorex Dvd-R now.It's weird.Iuse 1 Clic Dvd Pro and AnyDvd
     
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    The part # is 3202 3288
     
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    beatz2005,

    I meant the model number like memorex DVD16+/-DL4RWID2 for example which is an oem lite-on SOHW-1673S. another example is memorex DVD+/-DLRWL1 F16 which is an oem lite-on SOHW-1633S.
     
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    yea DL4RWID2is what i have
     

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