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Old 06-13-2009, 08:39 AM   #1 (permalink)
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My sony dvd burner is not reading or burning blank dvds. It will burn basic cds but not any 4.7 GB dvds, It will instead show a dvd as having 0 mbs of free space or memory. I have a sony vaio Intel Pentium D 2.8 GHZ, 1 GB of ram. The device I am using is a Sony DVD RW DW-Q28A. Please help
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Old 06-13-2009, 09:03 AM   #2 (permalink)
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Try another set of DVD's as it may be the DVD's that are dodgy. I had a batch of dvds that read as full but had never been used.
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Default Re: Sony DVD RW Drive not working

LFCJohnSmith is on the money.
Seems that drive is fussy about the media used.

ezpy Trouble burning with the Sony DVD RW DW-Q28A | free guide article
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unreliable burning and disc detection, even after a replaced drive, led me to conclude that this Sony Dual Layer DVD writer is fussy about its media.
He gives a list of media he found to work reliably with the drive.
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The ones that wouldn't work on mine where not a good well known brand but I subsequently bought sony + and they work a treat.
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