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Sony DRU500A DVD-RW invalid disc

Discussion in 'DVD players' started by jlsnnc, Jan 26, 2003.

  1. jlsnnc

    jlsnnc Member

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    My Sony will burn to a DVD-R and to a DVD+RW
    but when I try to burn to a Memorex DVD-RW it says invalid disc,,,I have tried diffent software with the same results.I only have one DVD-RW disc,,,just wondering could I maybe have a bad disc,,or is the problem with the Sony DRU500A
     
  2. turkf26

    turkf26 Guest

    are you sure that your drive burns to dvd-r's and dvd+rw's???
     
  3. jlsnnc

    jlsnnc Member

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    It's a Sony DRU500A burns DVD-RW,DVD+RW,DVD-R,DVD+R
    It works on all but will not burn to a DVD-RW,,I only have 1 disc its a Memorex DVD-RW version 1.1,,It says invalid media,or no disc found when I try to burn to it.Was wondering if anybody thought it's a problem with my drive or if maybe I need to just get another disc? Thanks,,
     
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    Yes, I have the same problem with SonyDRU500A and memorex DVD-RW discs
     
  5. jlsnnc

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    Is it only the Memorex DVD-RW,,,will other brands of DVD-RW work?
     
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    I had the same problem with my DRU500A-called Sony who pointed me to a link on their webiste where it clearly says older Memorex, Pioneer and JVC DVD-R/-RW media will not work. Haven't found it yet but apparently there is supposed to be a patch on Sony's website to enable the DRU500A to be able to use what they call 'lower quality' generic media. Hope this helps!
     
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    Yes,,it does help,,thanks for the info,,I will check it out.
     
  8. pvdb

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    Have the same invalid medoa using the Philips DVD+RW. Updated the firmware to g , still the same. If you find the patch to enable the drive for 'lower quality' generic medias , please mail it to me. I did not find it on the site
     
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    Same problem for me with RecordNowMax, but with DVD+RW Sony media!
    then I usde Nero and everything went ok.
    Why?
     
  10. drb

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    I just pick up some Memorex dvd-rw from C.C. and still the same problem. I run filmware 1.0g cause it burns my cheap accu-r at 2x. Has anyone found updating filmware helps.
     
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    I believe you need v2 for most disks on the SONY. I haven't had many disks my SONY DRU-500A with 1.0f FIRMWARE failed to burn to.
     
  12. weblevins

    weblevins Guest

    I'm having the same kind of problems with memorex media +R and -R. The DRU500A will write the discs and can read them, but no other drive or dvd player I've put the discs in will read them. I switched to Maxell and they work fine so far. I also have the same problem with the cheaper generic CD-R discs.
     
  13. Tosca

    Tosca Guest

    I just had that problem pop up. I used Memorex DVD+RW

    Here is what happens. I used nero 5.5.10.00.

    Once it starts formatting the disc for use I noticed that it took longer than usual about 44 seconds, I believe it took less than that in other burns I did. After the formatting was done I would get an "illegal medium" error. This would then render the disc unusable as the drive would try and read it and freeze up.

    I tried three memorex dvd+RWs in a row and I got the same problem. The crappy thing is I had just burned six memorex dvd+RW discs successfully earlier. I have burned about sixty memorex dvd+RW successfully without a hitch prior to these illegal medium problems so it is probably not the medium but the crappy sony drive.

    I upgraded to Nero 5.5.10.35 but I got the same problem...

    Also, prior to the illegal medium errors I noticed that the burner started to burn the dvds rather badly, leaving spots...

    I haven't tried any other media yet.

    Just my 2 cents.
     

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