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i/o magic dvd/cd dual burner

Discussion in 'DVD±R media' started by cmitch_1, Mar 21, 2007.

  1. cmitch_1

    cmitch_1 Member

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    i bought my i/o magic burner some time ago installed it work like a
    charm all of a sudden six months into last year it just stop burning
    dvds ah!let me rephrase that it stop reading the blank dvd media no matter what format i use dvd-r,dvd+r,dvd-rw nothing.......anybody ever had that happen? oh! it will burn cds any format......help!!!!!!!
     
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    I/O has several different manufacturers of their 16x dvd-rw drives:

    Benq
    Lite-on
    BTC
    Empa

    Try this program and tell us how it recognizes your drive:

    http://www.afterdawn.com/software/video_software/dvd-r_tools/dvd_identifier.cfm

    Sometimes it'll give a generic code like 16x/IDE/atapi dvdrw or something like that. Look toward the right of what it says your model# is and that's the current firmware version,post back that info. The firmware version will help us find out who actually built your drive.

    1 thing you can try-if you have Windows XP- go into device manager/cdrom-dvd drive/locate that drive/uninstall the drivers/and reboot. Sometimes a drive can get lost and makes it look like you got a cd-rw drive only. This may help.
     
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    [E;]GENERIC DVD DUAL4XMAX-[FW2.23]-[ATAPI]
     
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    2.23 firmware could be of 2 different drives:

    NEC 6500A,but this is a newer model,so probably not your model.

    Optorite DD0203,which could possibly be your drive and latest fw update is for 2004.It's a 4x dual format burner. You can get some info here,scroll towards the top of the link:

    http://tdb.rpc1.org/#DW1650

    Edit: Here's some more:

    http://forum.rpc1.org/dl_firmware.php?download_id=1605

    What speed rate of media are you using?

    Older drives will have firmware issues with the newer 16x media.

    Edit: Here's some more info,and the media feedback only list 4x speed media and problems with 8x media-usually firmware issue. By not having newer firmware updates for certain drives,it's a way that a manufacturer is making that drive obsolete-so you have to buy their newer drives.

    http://www.videohelp.com/dvdwriters.php?DVDnameid=96&Search=Search&list=2#comments

    You may have to find some older 4x media because most of the 8x is nearly extinct and 16x is the norm.
     
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    umm i'm a little confused r u saying because the drive is generic there could be many diff. fw's
     
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    That code that your pc recognizes your burner is a generic string,making it harder to find out which drive you have. The current firmware version helps narrow it down,but several other brand names may use a similar letter/number code.

    That generic string ID can also be a re-badged drive. Example: Phillips making some of their drives,but using Benq 1620's on their rebadges with their name on it. Similar models,but totally different chipsets and firmware.

    I/O Magic have other companies make their drives,and multiple manufacturers on their 16x writers..

    What's the speed rating of your blank media?
     
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    well i just learned what speed of blank media means so i would have to say computer ess. dvd+r 8x,memorex blk cd-r 40x,maxell 47.gb no speed labled i have in the past i have burned on diff.makers and diff.speed i did not know that there was a diff.and on the same drive
     
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    I too have an I/O Magic drive that's stopped burning DVDs. It reads and rips them fine but the burn always fails. I checked the I/O website and they have no firmware for mine. I'm clueless what to do at this point, it's fairly new too so I'm kinda pissed, lol.

    ID String: DVDRW IDE 16X
    FW Version: A089
     
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