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DVD Burner Problems

By OpaqueWords
Nov 12, 2009
  1. I keep having a repeating problem with my DVD burners. They all keep having the same problem diff brands tried on diff comps. It reads all disks with Media on them just fine. They read blank CDs just fine but when ever I put in a blank DVD they wont read them. I put in a blank DVD and the Burner starts up. You hear the whirring noise as it picks up speed and then a series of clicks. Tick tick tick tick tick. Then the Burner shuts down and starts over repeating the picking up speed and thent the clicks. I have four DVD Burners all of them are doing the same thing. DVDs that are already burnt work fine and blank CDs work fine. Im tired of buying new Burners does anyone know of a way to fix my problem? I would appreciate any help you could toss my way.
     
  2. LookinAround

    LookinAround Ex Tech Spotter Posts: 6,491   +183

  3. horseman

    horseman TS Rookie

    DVD

    I don't have a similar prob. burner works fine, with CD's but won't accept DVD blanks, saying they are completely filled up. Reader/Writer is a HL-DT-ST mod. DVDRRW GWA-4083B

    Any ideas?

    V
     
  4. LookinAround

    LookinAround Ex Tech Spotter Posts: 6,491   +183

    1) I'd check for any firmware updates for you device
    2) You might still see the same link i provided in prior post to resolve CD/DVD issues caused by filters. As filters can cause some pain-in-the-$$$ problems.

    In worst case, you may just need to reinstall your burning software if it doesn't help..
     
  5. mailpup

    mailpup TS Special Forces Posts: 6,980   +362

    Because this happens with several different burners, I recommend going ahead and deleting the upper and lower filters.
     
  6. OpaqueWords

    OpaqueWords TS Rookie Topic Starter

    I tried everything suggested in the link you gave me. Nothing. None of the my DVD Burners will detect blank DVDs. Any other suggestions? :\
     
  7. LookinAround

    LookinAround Ex Tech Spotter Posts: 6,491   +183

    Sorry if this sounds like a dumb question... but are you sure they're DVD burners? There are devices that are CD-RW and only read DVDs! What is the specific model number?

    You can install the trial copy of DVDInfoPro. It will give you the media properties of each drive. Use the clipboard icon to copy then paste the info for us to see
     
  8. OpaqueWords

    OpaqueWords TS Rookie Topic Starter

    Drive Profiles
    Profile 0000h Reserved Profile
    Profile 000ah CD-RW Re-Writable
    Profile 0009h CD-R Write Once
    Profile 0008h CD-ROM Read Only
    Profile 0002h Removable disc
    Drive Features
    Feature 0001h Core behaviour
    Feature 0002h Morphing
    Feature 0003h Removable Medium
    Feature 0010h Random Readable
    Feature 001dh Multi Read CD
    Feature 001eh CD Read
    Feature 0020h Random Writable
    Feature 0021h Incremental Streaming Writable
    Feature 0023h Formattable
    Feature 0024h Defect Management
    Feature 0026h Restricted Overwrite
    Feature 002dh CD Track at Once (TAO)
    Feature 002eh CD Mastering (SAO/RAW)
    Feature 0100h Power Management
    Feature 0101h S.M.A.R.T.
    Feature 0103h CD Audio Analog Play
    Feature 0104h Microcode Upgradeable
    Feature 0105h Timeout
    Feature 0107h Real Time Streaming
    Feature ffdeh Vendor Specific

    Is that what you wanted? I dont see anywhere on there that its a DVD Burner but I have used it to burn DVDs.
     
  9. OpaqueWords

    OpaqueWords TS Rookie Topic Starter

    Drive Profiles
    Profile 0000h Reserved Profile
    Profile 002bh DVD+R Double Layer Read & optional Write
    Profile 001bh DVD+R Write Once
    Profile 001ah DVD+RW Re-Writable
    Profile 0016h DVD-R Dual Layer Jump Recording
    Profile 0015h DVD-R Dual Layer Sequential Recording
    Profile 0014h DVD-RW Sequential Recording
    Profile 0013h DVD-RW Restricted Overwrite
    Profile 0011h DVD-R Sequential Recording
    Profile 0010h DVD-ROM Read Only
    Profile 000ah CD-RW Re-Writable
    Profile 0009h CD-R Write Once
    Profile 0008h CD-ROM Read Only
    Drive Features
    Feature 0001h Core behaviour
    Feature 0002h Morphing
    Feature 0003h Removable Medium
    Feature 0010h Random Readable
    Feature 001dh Multi Read CD
    Feature 001eh CD Read
    Feature 001fh DVD Read
    Feature 0020h Random Writable
    Feature 0021h Incremental Streaming Writable
    Feature 0023h Formattable
    Feature 0026h Restricted Overwrite
    Feature 0027h CDRW CAV Write
    Feature 002ah DVD+RW Read
    Feature 002ah DVD+RW Write
    Feature 002bh DVD+R Read
    Feature 002bh DVD+R Write
    Feature 002ch Rigid Restricted Overwrite
    Feature 002dh CD Track at Once (TAO)
    Feature 002eh CD Mastering (SAO/RAW)
    Feature 002fh DVD-R/RW Write
    Feature 0033h DVD Layer Jump Recording
    Feature 003bh DVD+R Double Layer Read
    Feature 003bh DVD+R Double Layer Write
    Feature 0100h Power Management
    Feature 0101h S.M.A.R.T.
    Feature 0103h CD Audio Analog Play
    Feature 0104h Microcode Upgradeable
    Feature 0105h Timeout
    Feature 0106h DVD CSS Authentication
    Feature 0107h Real Time Streaming
    Feature 0108h Logical Unit Serial Number
    Feature 010ah Disc Control Blocks
    Feature 010bh DVD CPRM Authentication

    __________________________________________


    Drive Profiles
    Profile 0000h Reserved Profile
    Profile 0015h DVD-R Dual Layer Sequential Recording
    Profile 002bh DVD+R Double Layer Read & optional Write
    Profile 001bh DVD+R Write Once
    Profile 001ah DVD+RW Re-Writable
    Profile 0014h DVD-RW Sequential Recording
    Profile 0013h DVD-RW Restricted Overwrite
    Profile 0011h DVD-R Sequential Recording
    Profile 0010h DVD-ROM Read Only
    Profile 000ah CD-RW Re-Writable
    Profile 0009h CD-R Write Once
    Profile 0008h CD-ROM Read Only
    Drive Features
    Feature 0001h Core behaviour
    Feature 0002h Morphing
    Feature 0003h Removable Medium
    Feature 0010h Random Readable
    Feature 001dh Multi Read CD
    Feature 001eh CD Read
    Feature 001fh DVD Read
    Feature 0020h Random Writable
    Feature 0021h Incremental Streaming Writable
    Feature 0023h Formattable
    Feature 0026h Restricted Overwrite
    Feature 002ah DVD+RW Read
    Feature 002ah DVD+RW Write
    Feature 002bh DVD+R Read
    Feature 002bh DVD+R Write
    Feature 002ch Rigid Restricted Overwrite
    Feature 002dh CD Track at Once (TAO)
    Feature 002eh CD Mastering (SAO/RAW)
    Feature 002fh DVD-R/RW Write
    Feature 003bh DVD+R Double Layer Read
    Feature 003bh DVD+R Double Layer Write
    Feature 0100h Power Management
    Feature 0101h S.M.A.R.T.
    Feature 0103h CD Audio Analog Play
    Feature 0104h Microcode Upgradeable
    Feature 0105h Timeout
    Feature 0106h DVD CSS Authentication
    Feature 0107h Real Time Streaming
    Feature 0108h Logical Unit Serial Number
    Feature 010ah Disc Control Blocks
    Feature 010bh DVD CPRM Authentication

    _________________________________________________

    Thats two of the other burners I have hooked up. They wont read Blank DVDs either.
     
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