Hi there, my iBook g3 isnt reading any dvds, not even installing dvds like ilife 05. it says under the system profiler its a: SONY CD-RW CRX820E. im running OS X 10.4.9
do you have any suggestions, im open for any.
It says that it's a CD-RW drive- a CD-RW drive can't read/write DVD's, you need a DVD drive.
You can pick one up for rather cheap from several online retailers -
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i have sony vaio vgncr353 L n my dvd r/w is not working properly.
my vaio have matshita dvd ram uj870qj ata device n read and write cds n reads burned dvds but cant burns blank dvds.. so pls solve my problem.. quickly
some drives ( multi-Drives ) will read and write CDs but Only read DVDs.
Also check that the Drive supports DVD- Or DVD+ Disks.
Check that there are no yellow Marks In The Device Manager. to Do this:- My Computer/Control Panel/System/Device Manager to ensure all drivers are corectly installed.
Hi i have Sony AW-G170A on 2 pc's and almoust at same period both
pc's started not to read DVD cds, cds that were writen by the same
drive so ive check the net and end up updating the Firmwares 1.71 to
1.75 so check this link. And get AW-G170A Firmware 1.75 then u gonna need Binflash to update the Firmware get Win32 GUI version if u use Win Xp. Open the program press Flash find the location of the 1.75 Firmware and update it restart pc and it should work it worked for me.
INSTALL VISTA ANY WAY the problem is that windows can use the drive..
BOOT OF THE VISTA DISC
enter setup when the system boots up
go to booting options
and select the dvd rom as the first boot device
ensure the vista disc is in the drive
and save and exir setup
it will tell you to pree any key to boot from cd/dvd
and it will install vista without any hassle
I figured out what was causing the problem with my NEC 6500A on my Dell laptop: The Sony Picture Motion Browser software that I was using to burn DVD's is only compatible up to Service Pack 2 of Windows XP. The day after I installed Service Pack 3, the software stopped burning DVD's. So I uninstalled Service Pack 3, rebooted, unistalled the Sony PMB software, rebooted and re-installed the Sony PMB software and I can now burn DVD's again. So check whether the software you're burning your DVD's with is compatible with whatever version of your operating system you're operating with. Hope this helps someone else!
I think your DVD burner is faulty and requires replacing, as they are very innexpensive to replace as you wili probably know,so don't waste too much time trying to solve it.
It isnt the decoder as thats a peice software
that comes in certain burning programmes,
the laser is able to read cds as the tracks are wider apart than dvd's and are easier to read.
The drives dont last as long as they used to because, keeping the price of burners down, like anything else means cutting corners and costs and in burners cases as was the case with PS2's the lasers are cheap and soon fail.