Can't burn DVDs, ever

By the_GIMP
Mar 10, 2009
  1. Hi everyone. I have a problem with burning dvds.
    Every time I try burn a dvd or an ISO it fails.

    I've tried img burn, power iso, nero everything.
    It works till about 4% then says something like write failed (a768sd0 blah blah)
    I've tried updating the firmware but it says its not needed, Ive tried burning at 4x (slowest) incase it wasnt fast enough.

    Everything always fails.

    Its a philips dvd+r dl 8421.

    Could it jus be thats its old now an the software doesnt really support it?

    If ye now anything let me know. Thanks!!
  2. mailpup

    mailpup TS Special Forces Posts: 7,182   +469

    You probably need to replace the drive.
  3. SNGX1275

    SNGX1275 TS Forces Special Posts: 10,742   +421

    No, the software you are using is designed for that. Try a different brand of disks, if that fails, get a new drive.
  4. Tedster

    Tedster Techspot old timer..... Posts: 6,002   +15

    drives are known to fail. If you have swapped the type of discs to burn to, then you have a hardware problem. More than 1 software leaves the problem to either discs or the burner.
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