Question about HP (DVD740RI) DVD RW Dual Layer Burner
Here goes... I have two burners installed on my pc: HP dvd740i and Pioneer DVD-RW DVR-106D Up until about 3 to 4 months ago these two burners worked flawlessly! And then almost at the exact same time - both burners now are no longer recognizing any type of blank media and often not even cd's or dvd's! I have tried asking both HP and Pioneer and many other various sites about this problem, but always seem to get the same response: "Try a different media" or "Install the current drivers" or "Make sure the cables are connected firmly." Let me save you a lot of time here: (1) I know for a fact it is not the media!!!!! (2) All connections are securely attached and correct!!! (3) I have downloaded and installed current drivers for both burners (4) I have disconnected and attempted reinstallations on both burners (5) I have uninstalled every burning application (Nero, Roxio, etc) and reinstalled only one - Nero. I don't mean to sound like I don't appreciate them for trying to help, but I am very desperately upset other this and really need some other options here!! Recently I have read on other sites about a copy-protection software called "StarForce" which is installed via different PC games!!!!!! I checked my system and sure enough this StarForce was on my PC and I immediately removed it; however, according to http://www.glop.org/starforce/remove.php removing it doesn't repair whatever damage it does to your burners!!!!!!! PLEASE HELP!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I am quite desperate and would appreciate anyone out there who can recommend something to get these burners going!! As I said, I can sometimes finally get them to recognize a blank media and even (by some miracle) get them to burn one, but as far as the Dual Layer burner is concerned - It no longer will burn a dual layer at all!!!! I can't afford to buy another one and feel pretty sure there has got to be something that can be done to fix this one!!!! I leave this into your expert hands and please help me!!! Very Sincerely, Chris Hopkins
Your plea sounds as if the Burners work pretty hard. It seems to me that you have laser burnout. There is as far I know noway to check this You will simply have go get a new one by hook or by crook. You could peruse this list to see if anything turns up. http://www.fixya.com/support/p489676-hp_dvd740ri_dvd_rw_dual_layer_burner
Posted on May 18, 2007
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