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DVD Burner - Samsung TS-H522U

By bushwhacker
Oct 27, 2006
  1. Guys, I'm having the problems with this burner.

    After updating the new firmware to it... that is US06.

    I'm wondering if you guys can give me the old firmware (above 2004) or will i be able to downgrade the burner down to US05? What will happens to it?

    It still works, but wont write. >.>
     
  2. Rick

    Rick TechSpot Staff Posts: 4,573   +65

  3. bushwhacker

    bushwhacker TechSpot Chancellor Topic Starter Posts: 783

    Thanks rick, i will check it out ^^

    Oh rick, Welcome back to Techspot ^^

    The Samsung new f/w TS-H552U US07 looks interested i will try it out and let you guys know.

    Thanks ^^
     
  4. bushwhacker

    bushwhacker TechSpot Chancellor Topic Starter Posts: 783

    it didnt work, maybe it could be hardware itself? (i have updated US07) nothing happens.

    Any suggestion?


    sorry for double post.
     
  5. Rick

    Rick TechSpot Staff Posts: 4,573   +65

    That wouldn't surprise me at all.

    Optical burners use two different lasers - one for reading (lower power), one for writing (higher power). It's very possible your writing laser has quit working for whatever reason, be it electronic or mechanical.

    The most certain way to find out if your CDRW is dead is to install it in another system and test whether it works or not. Alternatively, a fresh install of Windows (maybe on another drive or partition for testing purposes only) would be a good way to determine if it is software or hardware.
     
  6. Rick

    Rick TechSpot Staff Posts: 4,573   +65

    Thank you. :grinthumb :approve:
     
  7. bushwhacker

    bushwhacker TechSpot Chancellor Topic Starter Posts: 783

    Rick, bad news, tried it on both live cd and fresh installation on Kubuntu 6.06 LTS. Only simulation passed but no write >.>

    Do i have to send it back to store for repair?
     
  8. Rick

    Rick TechSpot Staff Posts: 4,573   +65

    If it is still within the return period from the store, I'd take it back. If it is outside of the return period, but under warranty, get an RMA with the manufacturer and have it repaired or replaced. If it is no longer under warranty, then just buy another one because they are super cheap anymore... You can get a nicely working DVD+CD burner for less than $30.
     
  9. bushwhacker

    bushwhacker TechSpot Chancellor Topic Starter Posts: 783

    Rick, can you get me one in lightscribe with 16X dvd burner?
     
  10. Rick

    Rick TechSpot Staff Posts: 4,573   +65

  11. mailpup

    mailpup TS Special Forces Posts: 6,979   +362

    Of course, that is for illustrative purposes as Newegg doesn't ship to Canada.
     
  12. bushwhacker

    bushwhacker TechSpot Chancellor Topic Starter Posts: 783

    well, thanks for pointint it at me, mailpup^^

    Thanks anyway rick. Thanks.
     
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