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Slimtype DVDRW SOSW-833S Acer Aspire 3000

Discussion in 'DVD / Blu-ray drives' started by ashdec, Feb 7, 2007.

  1. ashdec

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    I have an acer aspire 3000 and up until today I have not tried to use the drive as a dvd writer. It always writes cd's and reads cd's, it plays dvd's perfectly too - but when i tried to write to dvd it always shows the media to be blue (my computer, properties), 0 bytes used but 0 bytes free??? I have used 3 different types of media, 8x dvd+r, 16x dvd+r and 4x dvd+rw - all brand new, all the same problem.

    Is there something i can do, am i doing anything wrong? i suspect the driv (or its driver) is causing me the problem, any idea's are gratefully received.
     
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    thanks for your help, i updated from vr2 to vr3 from codeguys with exactly the same problem, i then updated firmware to vr4 and its still the same!

    ive tried -r disks +r & +rw, the + disks appear as cd's when i goto my computer (but still blue - unwritable) the -r disk appears as a dvd rom (blue again - unwritable)

    could it be the media manufacturer? can anyone recommend a type of media that i can try, which manufacturer or model number, even though i suspect the dvd writer is faulty? (can this be true if the dvd reader works?)

    thanks
     
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    If you want to try other disks, go for Verbatim. If you still have troubles, then get another one. As it's a laptop, you'll need to get an external drive, which you can get a good one for about $60..
     
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    ok thanks for the advice, i have bought a liteon internal rw for my desktop from ebay, im just a bit miffed that the 833s wont work, i wish i had tried it when i bought the laptop.

    how can i tell what media suits the drive? - or +? or should any be compatible?

    thanks again for your help
     
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    Ah ok; be careful fitting your drive then. :)

    And any media should be fine with a LiteOn. Just check the specs of the drive. (Mainly for speed ratings, not media type.)
     

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