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Toshiba 5205-s703 DVD-RW drive help needed

Discussion in 'DVD / Blu-ray drives' started by riverseow, Sep 27, 2003.

  1. riverseow

    riverseow Member

    Sep 26, 2003
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    I am new here. Recently, I have
    some problems of my Toshiba
    5205-S703 DVD-RW drive(I think
    it is Toshiba model SD-6012).
    I used google and found one
    article here

    I hope I can get some help here.

    I purchased this Toshiba 5205-s703
    for more that half a year.
    I did use the DVD-RW writor after I
    got it(in the second month).
    Totally, I have burned about
    10 Fujifilm DVD-Rs(one box) from
    Best buy. They were all OK.
    None of them have any problems.
    Some of them I even burned to full
    4.3G. However, most of them
    were backup files (zip, less than
    10 files per DVD-R).

    Several month later, I purchased a new
    box of the same brand Fujifilm from Best
    Buy. From the first DVD-R, I got problem.
    The burning process has no error.
    But when I try to copy those files
    (mp3, rm, avi) back to HD,
    I got CRC error. For 40 files, sometimes
    it begins to fail from the sixth,
    some times it begin to fail from the 20th.
    Different DVD-ROM drive from other people's
    laptop or desktop will fail
    at different place.
    I updated Nero to I have
    tried to use UDF/ISO mode as
    some web page suggest. I have
    tried 1x although previously I have
    used 2x without problems. I have
    tried Optimum DVD-R. I have used
    those CD/DVD cleaner to clean
    the DVD drive. None of them
    solve the problem. Of course,
    I have wasted about 6 pieces
    of DVD-R. :(

    I want to know what kind of test
    I should do before I return the
    machine to Toshiba to repair?
    I have installed many softwares
    after successfully burning the
    first box of DVD-R. I am wondering
    whether some of those software
    may alter the configuration of
    the machine and lead to these
    CRC erros. During the period
    of time when I did not burn
    any DVD-R, I did watch many
    DVD movies. I am wondering
    whether this will damage the
    DVD-RW drive.

    I just hate to backup everything
    and return the machine to Toshiba.
    I really wish it is software problem instead of hardware problem. How do
    I know whether it is software problem,
    media problem or hardware problem.
    Any help or suggestion will be great

  2. Rotary

    Rotary Senior member

    Apr 10, 2003
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    hi all

    your problem sounds bad but i have had this sort of thing when i transferred files and folders from one hard drive to another! have you done this?

    also i think it was how i burnt them meaning that the ISO9660/JOLIET standard was part the problem! as in i had long file names !!!!

    the long file names after didnt show up in nero to burn again after transfer! but data files were fine and i could click the image but the title file name didnt show? and i think burnt ok as i have used them since?! it was game backups that CRC errored after transfer from one HD to another?

    does this ring any bells for you?

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    Last edited: Sep 28, 2003
  3. riverseow

    riverseow Member

    Sep 26, 2003
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    Thanks for your reply.

    My CRC problem occured when I try to
    copy those files from the DVD-R back
    to HD. I always copy all the files
    back to HD to make sure that they
    have been burned correctly.

    I did doubt about the long file name.
    Because when I burned the first box
    of Fujifilm DVD-R. Most of them have
    very few files and most of files have
    short file name.

    However, what puzzled me is that
    I have 40 files all with long filenames,
    why only start with certain file?
    For example, sometimes the 6th, sometimes
    the 20th. If it is the ISO/JOLIET problem,
    it should have problem with the first one.
    However, maybe I should just compress
    those MP3/AVI/RM into big zip file with
    8+3 filename. I have not tried that.
    Do you think I should disable the Joliet?

    Thanks again for your reply.

  4. Rotary

    Rotary Senior member

    Apr 10, 2003
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    yes it does seem odd? try what you say it may work? but to copy sometin from hd to disc usally says it was currupt from the HD!


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