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NEC 3550A problem

Discussion in 'DVD / Blu-ray drives' started by mandonut, Feb 12, 2007.

  1. mandonut

    mandonut Member

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    I have had this drive for less than a year and probably burned over 200 DVDs with no problems. Three days ago, I started burning some DVDs using DVDdecrypter. The burn process goes normally, with no errors and a "100% successfully completed" message when finished. The problem is the discs are blank afterwards? I then tried making a data disc using Sonic and the result was the same. Everything appears to burn just fine, but the disc is blank? I have tried two types of Taiyo Yuden media (GH000142 and GG000211) and have no reason to suspect that they are the problem. I can still burn CDs??

    I have uninstalled the secondary IDE controller and rebooted.
    I installed the latest firmware. Still no luck.

    Any suggestions before I buy a new drive?

    Thanks!

    Sean
     
  2. saugmon

    saugmon Senior member

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    Can you look at the bottom of the backup discs and see if they actually got burned? Look for the discoloration.

    Test them on other drives: game consoles,stand alone players,and pc drives.

    Go through device manager under cdrom/dvd drives.Locate your burner in the tree. Double click,click drivers tab,uninstall drivers,ok and reboot.

    What's the current firmware version for your NEC?
    Maybe a firmware update is in order?
     
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    I have seen software do this, including Nero in simulation mode, damaged software, and badly-hacked versions of CD2. Try using something else e.g. IMGBurn and Nero.
     
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    I returned the drive to Newegg for a replacement and bought a Samsung SH-S182M in the meantime. Now I'm not so sure it was the drive? I burned a disc on the Samsung using DVDdecrypter and the same thing happened. Using the Nero software supplied with the Samsung, I burned the same file successfully. I will try an uninstall and reload DVD decrypter and see what happens.
     

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