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Problem with my NEC ND 4550A DVD drive

Discussion in 'DVDR' started by davidb77, Jan 24, 2007.

  1. davidb77

    davidb77 Guest

    I wonder if anyone here can help me. I have been using the above drive for around 6 months without any problems. Burns dvd's I create myself using either nero or dvd shrink myself fine.
    However recently it has not been able to read any DVD's that I made using it. These DVD's work fine in a normal DVD player but not on this pc drive. It still burns discs perfectly and it reads CD's that I have burnt fine.
    I don't understand it myself and I am wondering if anyone has come across this problem before and how to correct.
    Thanks in advance
     
  2. kbuilt

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  3. davidb77

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    Nope never worked. Anybody got any other ideas ?
    Brings up a folder now when I put a dvd in. Empty it says 0 byte , 0 bytes avalabile at the bottom ?
     
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    Did you change anything with your blank media? Change formats,Brand names/different speed rates/or even different spindle of the exact same brand name?

    What's the brand name,format,and speed rate of your blank media?

    Have you tried the opposite format?

    I'm working with a member who has the SonyDru-830A with a similar issue- Burner burns ok,plays on stand alone players,but won't recognize the backups it produces-most likely format issue or his drive doesn't like a certain MID coded media.
     
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    you may need a firmware upgrade for your burner go to WWW.firmwarepage.com and check for newest firmware
     
  6. davidb77

    davidb77 Guest

    saugmon , I have used varous tyoes of dvd's + - , differnent brand names and not had problems before with this drive.
    Not doing anything different that what I would normally do.
    I am not a beginer when it comes to burning dvd's (no expert either !)
    But I can't understand why it won't read the DVD's I have burnt.
    Trying to update the firmware now and see if that helps
     

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