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Old 05-11-2005, 02:24 AM   #1 (permalink)
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I'm using an Optorite DD0405. It usally works fine burning Khypermedia CD-Rs and Fujifilm DVD-Rs. However, this time I tried to burn a TDX CD-RW, and and it won't recognize it. My Computer changes the drive from "DVD-RW Drive" to "CD Drive" when I insert a brand new, blank disk. When I try to open this, It says the action is invalid and the disk in inaccessible. This has also happened with a few DVD-Rs that i've borrowed from friends (don't know the media type). Oh, and the firmware is the latest version: 160E

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P.S. : Win XP Pro, Nero 6.6 among others, anything i'm forgetting?
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Old 05-11-2005, 03:40 AM   #2 (permalink)
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apparently, i have the same problem as the guy here:

http://www.techist.com/showthread.ph...ghlight=dd0405

as well as every other optorite owner ever. I now know not to get another optorite. But, unlike the guy above, i do not have another burner with me. So this is what i have and i need it to work.

Does anyone know a solution or know where I can find one?
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Old 05-11-2005, 03:46 AM   #3 (permalink)
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no need for double posting

btw, i dont think anyone here owns an optorite
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Old 05-11-2005, 08:13 AM   #4 (permalink)
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I'm using an Optorite DD0405. It usally works fine burning Khypermedia CD-Rs and Fujifilm DVD-Rs. However, this time I tried to burn a TDX CD-RW, and and it won't recognize it. My Computer changes the drive from "DVD-RW Drive" to "CD Drive" when I insert a brand new, blank disk. When I try to open this, It says the action is invalid and the disk in inaccessible. This has also happened with a few DVD-Rs that i've borrowed from friends (don't know the media type). Oh, and the firmware is the latest version: 160E

Thanks.

P.S. : Win XP Pro, Nero 6.6 among others, anything i'm forgetting?
Don't ever, ever use Optorite. they are nothing but problems. they have a history of being problematic
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Old 05-11-2005, 05:23 PM   #5 (permalink)
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yes, i realize this now....but it's too late.
I figured out that while the drive doesn't recognize the media, Nero will stil burn the disk succesfully, and when you put the burned disk in, the drive will recognize it
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