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Writer problem or something else, please help.

Discussion in 'DVD / Blu-ray drives' started by dobsdave, Dec 16, 2004.

  1. dobsdave

    dobsdave Guest

    I recently bought an NEC 1300A and burned using verbatim disks, no problem. Since then I have tried 5 or six different brands of disk and I get the message that they are all illegal medium. Is this a writer problem, if so is there a fix(settings of writer/nero etc), or do I need to return the writer?.Should I accept another one because I dont see any mention of this model in any of the threads.
    Thanks

    Dave
     
  2. charwoman

    charwoman Member

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    does Nero give you this 'illegal medium' message?

    anyone know whether that's Nero talking, or does Nero just report on what the firmware is (or isn't) able to recognize?
     
  3. pulsar

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    Does the media format (- or +) match your burner format?
     
  4. pulsar

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    OK, I have just have a look on google, looks like you have a muti-format burner. Have you got the latest firmware for it?
     
  5. dobsdave

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    No I dont have any firmware for it. Even if I download firmware, how would I know what disks would work?
     
  6. pulsar

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    It is unlikely that you will burn too successfully with no firmware.. I would try ritek or verbatim discs if I were you. Most people here report good results.
    Buy cheap media, get cheap results.
    Looks like you can use + or - media. R or RW should do.
    I would do a google search for the fimware. I think the latest version is 1.06
     
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