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Just stopped burning DVD's

Discussion in 'DVD / Blu-ray drives' started by hvsmcom, Oct 19, 2004.

  1. hvsmcom

    hvsmcom Member

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    I need to determine the type of internal DVD/RW burner I have.

    Can anyoone tell me what this means:
    Sony 04-D1
    Hl-DT-ST DVDRAM GSA4040B

    I have a gateway desktop system & have been ripping with DVD shrink & Burning with NERO 6.0 beta(I think that's it). The last movie of mine I backed up successfully was Walt Disney's Aladdin. I then ripped Walt Disney's Dinosaur. But, when I went to burn it the process fails. I have tried ripping others successfully but if I try to burn them the same end result. The failed burn time takes forever before the drawer opens & I'm told the process failed. I have been using Sony DVD-R's. Ripped & burned to 20 of them with no problem.

    I think this may be a question for more than one forum but first I need to figure out what type of DVD drive I have, I guess. Unless someone has a quick answer. Anyone recognize the Sony notation above? Is it a Sony notation?

    Thanks
     
  2. GrandpaBW

    GrandpaBW Active member

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    Go to My Computer/Control Panel. Scroll down and click on System. Then click on Hardware, then on Device Manager, then on DVD/CD-ROM Drives. Your DVD burner will be listed there.

    Write down the model name, then go to the manufacturer's website, and see if they have a firmware update for your burner.
    _X_X_X_X_X_[small]Bruce Wallace
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  3. hvsmcom

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    Thanks Bruce I'll do that. Is there somwhere to obtain instructions on installing firmware.

    Oh, and I should say thanks for your service to the country.
    Regards,
    Doc' (US Navy Corpsman 1969-1976)
     
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    Doesn't list a make. Only Hl-DT-ST DVDRAM GSA4040B

    ?
     
  5. Jerry746

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    Download this free little program. It will tell you everything you need to know about your drive and blank media.
    http://www.dvdinfopro.com.

    Jerry
     
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    hvsmcom,thanks for your comment, and thank you for serving,too.
     

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