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Old 09-17-2005, 12:41 PM   #1 (permalink)
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this drive i just bought it is suppose to read/writ on DVD+RW, DVD+R, DVD-R/RW, and DVD+R DL. Well the problem is when i go to burn on DVD+RW, and DVD+R DL it doesn't reconize the disc.

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firmware is probably the problem. look through any documentation that came with the burner and see if it mentions an update is necessary for these capabilities
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it says that the firmware for the drive is up to date
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doese anyone have any help for me any help at all would be greatly appreciated.

oh and a correction on the drive name it is called a HP dvd640
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also an update on the problem the drive is now not reading or writing on my DVD+RW/DVD+R DL media i use Memorex DVD's could it just be the media, should i try using different DVD's.

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definitely try some other media
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update on the problem the drive isn't reading anything
DVD's, DVD+RW, DVD+RW DL
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ok, i fixed it, it was the IDE cable it must have been bad or somthing.
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