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I Have Run Into A Burning Problem

Discussion in 'DVD±R for advanced users' started by SirV, Apr 30, 2007.

  1. SirV

    SirV Member

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    I need some advanced help to figure out what may be a simple problem. It may be that I simply need a new burner. The burner I am using is a basic DVD-RW non-dual layer model that is about 4 years old.The problem I am running into is that both ImgBurn & Decrypter will not get past 7-10% of the burn process and yet the program will just keep right on rolling. Yesterday the program continued for over 5 hours while I was away. No write errors and no activity (lights) indicated via the burner itself and I had to manually reboot the system as the program would not respond to an over ride or cancel command. I started noticing bizarre issues last week when I would attempt to burn movies that I had previously shrank to the hard drive. The movies would finish burning but around the 10% mark, near the center hole of the disc, there would be a small but obvious "blank" ring(!!??)but the disc would continue to burn after "mystery ring". The process I have been using for the last year or so is the one click ripit4me method (what a shame as I LOVED those guys!!)

    Could I get some useful suggestions from members? If it's a matter of needing a new burner, so be it. The only thing is, I have been burning audio without similar issues.

    Weird!

    Thanks,
    SirV
     
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    SirV,
    Welcome to the forum. You might need to clean the laser but I suspect that the burner needs to be retired. A 4 year old burner does not have the necessary firmware update for the newer blank media. W/ Burners going for under $50.00 in the U.S. I would just replace it and then use Good Blank Media like Verbatim or Taiyo Yuden. The CD laser has nothing to do w/ the DVD laser so that is why you are burning CD's w/ no problem
     
  3. SirV

    SirV Member

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    Thanks Mike
    I figured it was getting pretty old. Any useful suggestions for which burner to get? What features should I make certain that I get?

    Any suggestions for what is just flat out the best bulk media to purchase? (where to purchase specifically)

    Thanks,
    SirV
     
  4. Alopex

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    Take a look @ this for a good idea on which burners to look for.

    As for media, you want to be buying Taiyo Yuden if you intend to buy in bulk. Try Meritline.com, Rima.com or Supermediastore.com - if in the UK, svp.co.uk is a great site for media, and pretty cheap too.

    Other good makes are Verbatim and Sony (Made in Japan discs only though)!
     
  5. SirV

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    Tremendous and right on the money Help, Thanks!
     
  6. Alopex

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    No problem.

    If you have anoy other questions when it comes to buying that drive, just post back here or make yourself a new thread in the "dvdrw drives" forum towards the middle of the page. Someone will assist you in either :)
     

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