I have been having problems with this particular Samsung DVD Rom drive SD 612B, I found the firmware but even though I have some computer skills, I guess I just don't have enough. Most of the time I will put a blank DVD-R disk to record a movie, I will check the properties and it will indicate that the drive is full. But there is nothing on the disk. I have been trying to use instant copy to burn a movie but it doesn't work, it keeps giving me a message to insert a disc, but I have put a blank disc in the drive already. I downloaded the firmware for the dvd-rom, but I have to upgrade through msdos, I am having a hard time with it. I am hoping that someone can tell me how to get the issues resolved.
Hi there danna , Yes Danna you have a DVD ROM (Read Only Media) all DVD recording drives have DVD -R/+RW (whatever format it will write to)on the front tray if they are DVD recorders , Your model is Not a DVD -R / +RW. This is why its asking for a disk, its not asking for a blank DVD -R or a blank DVD -RW (there are 4 different types of recordable DVD probably more now with blu-ray these are DVD +R ,DVD -R ,DVD -RW ,DVD +RW) its actually asking you to insert a DVD with a movie already on it or a CD with data or a movie already on it...updating its firmware will not make it a recordable DVD drive...
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You will need to find the make and model number of this DVD ROM device and then visit the makers website. See their support/downloads section.
Once there check for the latest drivers for this particular device for your version of Windows.
Make and model number can be found on the top of the DVD drive, or check Windows device manager. Right click My Computer in the Start menu and Select Properties, then click the hardware tab, then click device manager.
A driver update for this device may be all that it needs.
A last resort would be to flash the firmware of the DVD drive to the latest version. This is a last resort as a failed attempt will render the drive useless. Often though it solves the problem. If you do go for this method, you will need to download and install only the latest firmware update for this EXACT DVD ROM drive must be used.
The firmware needs to be updated.You can go to the manufacturers website and download and install the firmware.Or you can un-install the hardware itself reboot and allow windows to install the drivers.
Without knowing your make/model of camcorder I'm just giving you some basic things to check. Q,E,F,T,B MODEL?? Go to the Samsung/us/support website, enter your exact model number(i.e. sd-616Q or whatever). When you choose your model, a selection of manuals will appear. Look nearer to the top of the page--there will be some firmware updates. Check the date/version listed on your unit. if it's older than that given on the site, upgrade. http://www.samsung.com/us/support/detail/supportPrdDetail.do
Usually when you buy a DVD ROM drive it comes with software. However, I bought a LG one and it didn't come with any software. All I can tell you is to update the system BIOS and the firmware that came with the drive. Look on the top part of the drive when you take it out of the system.
Go to the manufacturer's website and download updated firmware for the unit.
Hi, first of all, I'd check if you have the problem with CD/DVDs burned (written on a CD/DVD writer) or you have it also with original CD/DVDs,
which would be weird.
Depending on your finding to the above point I'd do one thing or another, but to me does not look like a driver problem. I'd check with Toshiba support if there's a new firmware for your drive, this does improve the media the device can read and correct problems like the one you mention.
To know the fimware version you're using, open device manager and go find your drive, right click on it and choose details tab. Normally the firmware revision is the number at the end of the instance.
Good luck mate !
It's possible that the drive has died. CD and DVD drives are notorious for short lives but then I've seen some last 5 years. The lens could be dirty, just a small piece of lint is enough to cause hassles. Try using a Lens cleaner, available from all good audio shops. Some machines don't like +R disks and a firmware upgrade is needed. I've done many Liteon Drives with terrific results but if the manufacturer hasn't put one out then you're lost. It's possible you've used the wrong upgrade to fix your problem.
With the prices of drives today it's sometimes cheaper to replace it. Believe me they can die quickly, my record is a week from brand new to unuseable and that was a Sony.