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dvd burner shows a blank dvd as cd.

Discussion in 'DVD / Blu-ray drives' started by totenkoph, Mar 26, 2007.

  1. totenkoph

    totenkoph Guest

    I have a sony DRU-530A and whenever i load a dvd in there (doesent matter what kind) it will (in my computer) read the dvd as a cd and will not let me access the drive.. i have burned dvd's in the past though, the only dvd i remember burning is an apple dvd that worked fine.....
    anyone know what to do??

    p.s. i know someone else has the same problem in the forum but his is a little different. And i dont know exactly where the hell the drivers are for my dvd burner, i have a cd but its not drivers, it's applications. And i can play dvd's just fine so i think it's something else.
    Last edited by a moderator: Mar 26, 2007
  2. totenkoph

    totenkoph Guest

    wow i just put firmware update 2.1 on the drive and now, I CANT EVEN SEE IT!!! SOMEBODY HALP MEH!!!
  3. totenkoph

    totenkoph Guest

    i love how i've seen countless topics with the same problems, yet nobody know what to do. kudos

    update: if anyone cares, I can see the drive but now it keeps doing the same shit.. by the way, when i reinstalled my xp on a new partion i did not even have to install drivers for the dvd burner... yet when i looked around for a driver cd i could'nt find one so i dont think the thing had drivers in the first place.
    Last edited by a moderator: Mar 27, 2007
  4. tag111

    tag111 Member

    May 16, 2007
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    I too am having the same problem with my Sony DRU500A. This just happened after I downloaded new firmware and upgraded Nero. I'm guessing the firmware did it but I can't fix it.

    I've done the Sony drive check and it passed just fine and the XP troubleshooting guide doesn't even mention writing CDs or DVDs. Also, when I look at the Properties of the drive and look at the Recording tab, it only shows CD recording.

    Please Help!

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