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NEC2500A Problem

Discussion in 'DVD±R for advanced users' started by zerocool9, Dec 31, 2004.

  1. zerocool9

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    Hello guys. I have had my NEC2500a for a while now and can burn dvds just great. However... I cannot watch movies or view discs i have burned. When I try to watch a movie it just plays fine for about 10 seconds and then starts skipping/freezes. When I try to browse a data disc, my explorer always gets really slow and then recovers instantly when the disc is removed. I have a cd drive on the same IDE cable, but its not ever active when I'm using the DVD burner. I have upgraded the firmware to many different versions to try and solve this problem. Any ideas?
     
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    Sounds like bad media to me, what are you using?
     
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    I am using verbatim discs although i have this problem when i try to play back my original dvds as well.
     
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    If you are having problems watching your original discs, I suspect there is a fault with your drive.
     
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    What programs are you using? And what speed are you burning at?
     
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    I have tried burning at 4x and 8x. these discs burn fine and work on standalone player. i have tried nero and alcohol to burn and niether work. I have tried Intervideo Windvd and Interactual to watch them.
     
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    If you have Interactual installed in your PC it can screw up your attempts to burn dvds. You should really uninstall that bogus piece of software. Then give it a go. It may just make the difference!
     
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    uninstalled... no change
     
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    I had a LG drive that was acting the same way, turned out the drive was dying. Burned just fine but wouldn't playback or read data well. Had to replace it, fortunately I still had 3 months left on the 1 yr. warranty. LG sent me a new drive.
    I also have a NEC 2500A, I like it, works well.
     

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