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Dvd player has trouble reading the discs this dvd writer burns

Could anyone help me please, i bought this dvd re-writer and have had nothing but trouble with my dvd players because of it. All the other dvds i have made work fine so i know its not my players. They just seem to struggle reading dvds made by this dvd burner. Does this burn differently to other burners ? Please help me i'm pulling my hair out!! Many thanks and hope to hear from u soon. Andrew Docherty.

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  • jakeblues Nov 07, 2007

    my sony G 120 A wont burn dvd+R ????????????????

  • Mississaugan Dec 15, 2007

    I have same problem. This drive does not read.

  • Anonymous Mar 20, 2008

    not reading discs.

  • Anonymous Mar 29, 2009

    doesn't read disks, Windows explorer stuck, when disk inserted



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I have same problem. Does not read and dvd's.

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Hey Andy, Sometimes when you burn DVD's or CD's with newer burners, you will undoubtedly burn them set to the highest burning speed. Your DVD player may not be able to read them because of this. Try burning a new DVD set to a lower speed. I have to do this when burning DVD's for my sister. Her DVD player is older and when I burn at a slower speed, she is able to read the DVD with no problem.

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Just for fun you could try a different type of blank disc such as memorex. or even if it does burn plus and minus try swithching the media you record to either plus to minus or minus to plus. You get the idea. This is if the firmware upgrade suggested by the other person does not resolve your issues.

Posted on Aug 03, 2006

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Go to yahoo and do a search for a firmware update putting in the model number of your recorder or visit manufacturer's website see if they have any firmware update available.

Posted on Aug 01, 2006

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